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Schererville Whole Foods rolls out home delivery for Prime members

The Whole Foods in Schererville now delivers to Prime members.

Whole Foods Market in Schererville now offers home delivery in as little as an hour for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon expanded its Prime Now "ultrafast delivery" service to the Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis and Minneapolis metropolitan areas this week. People who pay $99 a year or $12.99 a month for Amazon Prime can order organic produce, flowers, meat, seafood or other grocery staples from the Schererville Whole Foods between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. through www.primenow.com or the Prime Now app.

“We’ve been delighted with the customer response to delivery in as little as an hour through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our customers in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio,” said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations. “Today’s announcement is another way that we are continuing to expand access to our high-quality products and locally-sourced favorites.”

The service is now available in 19 metro areas nationwide.

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Amazon, which bought the Texas-based organic grocer for $13.7 billion last year, also just rolled out more savings at Whole Foods for prime members on a number of items, including ribs, sockeye salmon, red cherries, yellow peaches and all bulk items.

“Customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive – in fact, Prime members have adopted this benefit at one of the fastest rates we’ve seen,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Since starting this rollout in mid-May, Prime members have already saved millions of dollars on everything from seasonal favorites to popular products.”

Whole Foods is just the latest Northwest Indiana grocer to roll out home delivery. Strack & Van Til, Jewel, Meijer, and Walmart all deliver groceries to one's home for a fee.

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