Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods means more than just another notch in Jeff Bezos’ belt (or cheaper organic avocados). The naturally focused grocery chain falling under the eye of the richest man on Earth and his behemoth shipping and online commerce company means that plenty of cities are seeing their local groceries turn into part-time shipping centers.
Amazon has rolled out Whole Foods delivery for a total of 38 cities so far, and New Orleans is in the latest round of 10. The Crescent City was one of the lucky few alongside Charlotte, North Carolina; Las Vegas; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Oklahoma City; Phoenix; Raleigh, North Carolina; Seattle and Tucson, Arizona.
Amazon Prime members can shop for various items from the chain via the Prime Now delivery service starting today (September 12). Delivery is available between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Two-hour delivery on orders exceeding $35 is free. To expedite that to one-hour delivery costs $7.99.
What’s your first order going to be?