AmazonFresh groceries arrive in Brooklyn
No beets til Brooklyn.
by: Melvin Backman
Amazon(AMZN, Tech30) is bringing its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Brooklyn Friday, marking its East Coast debut.
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Only residents of Brooklyn’s tony Park Slope neighborhood — specifically the 11215 ZIP code — will be able to order groceries with the service at first. But a company spokesman said other Brooklyn neighborhoods will get access in the near future, but declined to comment about moving into other New York City boroughs.
It’s free until the end of the year, when Amazon will begin charging $299 annually for the service.
Amazon will be competing with a number of other grocery delivery services available in the New York area, from local grocery stores to FreshDirect, which is available city-wide and in a few nearby states.continue reading »