AmazonFresh Expands into 3 Cities

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Seattle, WA—AmazonFresh has expanded into Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix, according to a press release from Amazon. Prime members in those cities will be able to shop tens of thousands of products, ranging from meat and seafood to fresh produce and everyday essentials, for free two-hour delivery from AmazonFresh.

Select customers in Houston will also be able to shop beer and wine, while all Prime customers in the three cities will have access to Amazon bestsellers and electronics. Ultrafast one-hour delivery will also be an option, and customers will be able to use Alexa to shop AmazonFresh.

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Stephenie Landry, VP of AmazonFresh and Prime Now, said in the release: “We’re thrilled to introduce AmazonFresh to Prime members in Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix. Prime members tell us they want their stuff even faster. We’re happy to deliver on that ask and can’t wait for customers in Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix to take advantage of one- and two-hour delivery from AmazonFresh.”

In other Amazon news, the company is set to get a 3.58% stake in Future Retail, an Indian company that operates more than 1,500 stores and owns several supermarket brands.

Reuters reported that Future Retail wrote in a regulatory filing that Amazon has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in Future Coupons Ltd., which owns a 7.3% interest in Future Retail. The companies did not disclose the value of the deal.