Amazon now offering grocery delivery from Whole Foods in Baltimore

Amazon Prime members in Baltimore can now have orders from Whole Foods Market delivered within a couple of hours, Amazon announced Tuesday.

The service, offered through Amazon’s Prime Now, also launched in Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va. Amazon plans to expand the service to other U.S. cities this year.

Two-hour delivery through the service is free for Prime members, and delivery within one hour is $7.99 on orders of $35 or more. Delivery is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Prime Now service for Whole Foods deliveries comes about a year after Amazon agreed to acquire Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal that rattled the grocery industry. Amazon’s takeover of the premium grocer could transform food shopping just as it revolutionized other retail segments.

The online retailer has been rolling out discounts on Whole Foods items for Prime shoppers as well, but that program has not yet reached Maryland.

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