Amazon is set to open its first online grocery store in New York City, with the city’s first store opening this week.
Read moreRead moreThe store, called Food Mart, will offer a wide variety of groceries, including produce, meats, baked goods, frozen and canned goods, as well as fresh produce, dairy products, coffee and tea, and fresh meats.
“The concept of a food business, in the sense of how they operate, is a lot more complicated than what we’ve seen in other grocery stores,” the company said in a statement.
The store’s first retail space will be located at 735 West 60th Street in midtown Manhattan, the company announced.
“Food Mart is the culmination of our efforts to accelerate the adoption of online food delivery, a process that we believe will significantly reduce grocery costs and improve customer service,” Amazon said in its statement.
Food Mart will be part of Amazon’s new “food hub” that is also set to include a grocery store, coffee shop, cafe, and even a “home delivery” app.
Amazon is also bringing a grocery delivery service to Seattle.
The new Amazon Food Hubs will allow customers to order groceries from a variety of online grocery stores, Amazon said, and will also allow customers “to access grocery stores and get groceries from them in person, in-person delivery, and on Amazon Prime members’ homes.”
Amazon has also said that the new Food Hub will allow Amazon shoppers to shop online for groceries and other goods.
In addition, Amazon will be expanding its grocery delivery network in order to meet increasing demand for groceries.
“Our customers are always going to want to know when and where they can get the freshest and most nutritious food,” Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, told Bloomberg.
“But in order for them to do that, they have to know exactly where and when they can pick it up, and how much.”
Amazon launched the Food Hub in Seattle in June to serve as a way for Amazon Prime customers to purchase groceries online.
The Food Hub has already been implemented in New Jersey, California, Texas, Texas A&M, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, and New York.
Food Hubs were already available in New Zealand, Singapore, Mexico, and Australia.
In October, Amazon announced that it was launching a grocery shopping portal in Hong Kong.
The company is also adding delivery services to Amazon Prime’s free delivery service, which allows customers to select their delivery method.
The delivery service will include the delivery of packages as well.
“As Amazon expands its delivery network, we will continue to add additional delivery services that will help make it even easier for customers to find what they need in their home and on their doorstep,” the new Amazon Prime service states.