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Amazon expands Whole Foods Market discounts for Prime members

Amazon expands Whole Foods Market discounts for Prime members

"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 in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond", said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations.

Starting on Wednesday, Whole Foods customers will be able to save on select items using Amazon Prime in a handful of new states, including Hawaii, Washington and North Carolina. Items eligible for additional Prime member discounts will be designated by special signs in Whole Foods stores. That means, by the end of this week, nearly half of all Whole Foods Market stores across the US will support the initiative, according to Amazon's press release. Details on the Prime discount at local Whole Foods MarketsIt's the latest move aimed at tighter integration between Amazon and its Whole Foods Market chain. "Based on the positive customer feedback and successes we've seen over the past month, we're accelerating our timeline to expand these savings to all of our USA stores". On Monday, Amazon said it's expanding its Prime membership discount at Whole Foods stores to 10 more states. They can also use their mobile phone number at checkout.

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Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is $7.99 on orders $35 or more.

With the expansion, Whole Foods deliveries through Prime Now are available in 14 cities nationwide.