SANDY SPRINGS, GA — Amazon Prime customers in some metro Atlanta neighborhoods can now get free, two-hour delivery from Whole Foods via Amazon.
Amazon, which bought Whole Foods in August, announced Monday that the delivery service had started, through Prime Now, Amazon’s grocery and staples-delivery service. Amazon Prime customers can shop for thousands of items including fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday items from Whole Foods Market.
Some alcohol is also available for delivery in San Francisco, where the service also rolled out on Monday, but not here in Georgia. Prime members can choose to receive two-hour delivery for free or ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99, if they order $35 or more (For more news like this, find your local Patch here. If you have an iPhone, click here to get the free Patch iPhone app; download the free Patch Android app here).
The service first launched last month in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach with plans for continued expansion across the U.S. throughout the year. Customers in participating areas can start shopping from Whole Foods at the Prime Now website or by using the Prime Now app available on Android and iOS devices.
Customers may visit the website or app and enter their zip code to see if they are in a delivery area.
“We’re happy to bring our customers in San Francisco and Atlanta the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, said in a news release. “Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers’ lives even easier.”
The delivery is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
When Amazon and Whole Foods officially merged on Aug. 28, they announced that “the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone. As a down payment on that vision, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come.”
That day, Whole Foods — jokingly nicknamed “Whole Paycheck” by some customers for their traditionally high prices — lowered prices on items including bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter and more.
In metro Atlanta, there are Whole Foods Markets located at:
2111 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta650 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta77 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta5001 Peachtree Blvd., Chamblee5930 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs1311 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta1300 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw5945 State Bridge Rd., Johns Creek2800 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta
Photo Courtesy Whole Foods Market