Amazon reports record sales, expands Whole Foods delivery service
Amazon reported record quarterly sales late last week, in part because of a spike in Prime Day sales – including Whole Foods Market specials.
In yet another sign that e-commerce and online grocery delivery is becoming more common around the world, Amazon’s net sales surged 39 percent to USD 52.9 billion (EUR 45.4 billion) in the second quarter.
The massive retailer’s fourth annual Prime Day was its biggest global shopping event yet, welcoming more new Prime subscribers than any other previous day-long sales event in Amazon history. Prime members also saved millions of dollars at Whole Foods Market with Prime Day deals, which reportedly included a 10 percent discount on cod.
Amazon also continues to expand grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market. The e-commerce giant recently expanded Whole Foods delivery to 24 U.S. cities, including New York, New York; Long Island, New York; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Palm Beach, Florida.
Prime Now members can receive "fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items" from Whole Foods in as little as one hour using the delivery service, Amazon said in a press release.