Amazon has expanded its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh to three new US cities – Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix.
Prime members across the locations can place orders from the company’s assortment featuring tens of thousands products, such as meat, seafood, fresh produce and everyday essentials. The product range also includes Amazon devices, such as electronics, health and personal care, home and kitchen, and toys. These orders will be delivered with an option for one or two-hour delivery time frame.
The retailer also allows customers in Houston to place orders for alcohol products such as beer and wine.
AmazonFresh Prime Now vice president Stephenie Landry said: “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 June this year, Amazon expanded AmazonFresh to Las Vegas allowing customers in the city to place orders.
In a separate development, ToughBuilt Industries has marked the launch of its Amazon storefronts across Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
This move complements the company’s big box retail strategy in North America and Europe.
ToughBuilt chief executive officer Michael Panosian said: “As previously announced, we are generating significant traction since the rollout of our Amazon storefront in the US, Canada, Mexico and Australia.
“To continue to build upon this momentum, we are launching our products on a variety of e-commerce platforms around the world. With the launch of our Amazon storefront in Germany, France, Spain and Italy, we look forward to establishing a solid foothold in these additional markets, where we believe there is significant demand for our products.”
Amazon is reportedly planning to purchase a minority stake in India-based Future Retail.
Future Retail currently operates over 900 stores across the country under various brands, including Big Bazaar.