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Amazon expands one-hour grocery delivery in US

Amazon has expanded its one-hour grocery delivery service to three new cities in the US.

From 22 August, the ecommerce giant is offering AmazonFresh in Houston, Minneapolis and Phoenix.

The service, which offers tens of thousands of grocery products online with one or two-hour delivery, is available for $14.99 per month as an add-on to Prime membership. Customers choose a one-hour slot between 7AM and 11PM, with Amazon offering refunds if products are not fresh.

Stephenie Landry, VP of AmazonFresh and Prime Now, 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.”

The expansion shows continued interest from Amazon in the service, which pulled out of some postal codes in New York and California in 2017. The service is also available in London, Tokyo, Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.

The service launched in the UK in 2016 and expanded in 2017 to several new postcodes. Japan and Germany also launched in 2017.