Amazon is planning on expanding its Whole Foods Market empire in hopes that it will reach more people.
The Seattle-based company announced that it aims to add bricks-and-mortar locations to suburbs and other areas where the organic grocer is adding more customers since it was bought by Amazon last year, according to Bloomberg, which cited a person familiar with the plans. The move would allow more customers to tap into Amazon’s Prime Now two-hour delivery service.
The company has been pushing to expand in the $840 billion grocery business since buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion in 2017. Amazon has used discounts to lure Prime members to physical Whole Foods Market stores. Now it needs more stores that are closer to more people, according to a report over the summer by Sense360. Amazon’s Prime Now service offers delivery from Whole Foods Market in as little as an hour in more than 60 cities.
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