Amazon and Whole Foods Market have launched a 30-minute grocery pickup service in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with a wider roll-out to more US cities scheduled throughout 2018.

In a statement issued yesterday (7 August), Amazon said: “Prime members can now shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples and pick up their order in as little as 30 minutes, all without leaving their car.”

To use the grocery pickup, Prime members place their order via the Prime Now app and choose the pickup option at checkout. Customers can choose free pickup in as little as an hour on orders of $35, or in 30 minutes for $4.99. After arriving at the Whole Foods Market store, customers park in a reserved pickup spot and a Prime Now shopper will place groceries into their car.

Pickup and home delivery from Whole Foods Market are available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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