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Amazon Rolls Out Prime Now Grocery Delivery In L.A.


Marking the seventh city for the Prime Now service, Amazon and Whole Foods Market have launched two-hour grocery delivery for Amazon Prime members in Los Angeles. The service also covers the city's surrounding suburbs, Supermarket News reported.

Whole Foods Executive Vice President of Operations Christina Minardi wrote, “We’ve been delighted with the customer response to free two-hour delivery through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our Los Angeles-area customers. Today’s announcement is another way that we are continuing to expand access to our high-quality products and locally-sourced favorites.”

The coverage area also includes Orange County, stretching from Santa Monica to San Clemente. Through the service, members of Amazon Prime can buy thousands of Whole Foods Market items, ranging from organic produce to meat and seafood. Prime members receive free two-hour delivery or delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.

The news comes after Amazon launched free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods Market groceries in Atlanta and San Francisco through Prime Now in March. Amazon first launched the service in February in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, and plans to expand the delivery option across the U.S. throughout 2018, the company said in an announcement. Customers can shop via Amazon’s Prime Now website or through its app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

In addition to the expansion, Prime customers carrying Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature credit cards have a shiny new perk — the card will now net them the same 5 percent cash back at Whole Foods Market that it currently captures on Apart from the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature card, which is only available to Prime members, the eCommerce giant also offers a Rewards Visa that gives users 3 percent back online.



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