Amazon expands grocery delivery service to Richmond

Marco Green
June 14, 2018

Amazon announced on Tuesday that Prime members in select metros, including Boston, can now receive free, two-hour deliveries on select purchases over $35.

Starting Wednesday (June 13), the University Place store at 3515 Bridgeport Way W. will join others statewide in offering Amazon Prime member savings. With the expansion, the service is now available in 14 cities.

A national Whole Foods Market announcement from last month is coming into action locally. Richmond residents can also purchase alcohol through the service.

"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 customers..." said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations. Thus far, according to Whole Foods officials, the no-fees delivery option has been well-received. Bestsellers include thousands of items, including "fresh produce, high-quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market", Amazon said in a statement. Delivery is available from 8:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily. And for those who just can't wait two whole hours for their $6 asparagus water to arrive, Whole Foods offers a quicker, one-hour delivery option for $7.99.

In other news, Whole Foods said it plans to open a 42,000-square-foot store in Burbank, Calif., on June 20 and a 43,000-square-foot location in Kirkland, Wash., on August 16.

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