Amazon Prime Members in Colorado Springs can now have groceries delivered in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market.
The digital retail giant and supermarket chain announced the Prime Now delivery service expansion to Colorado Springs and nine other cities in a Wednesday news release.
“Amazon and Whole Foods Market today launched delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boise, Charleston, Colorado Springs, Hartford, Kansas City, Providence, Salt Lake City and Stamford, plus additional neighborhoods in Boston and Cincinnati,” the release said. “This is the first time ever that Prime members in these cities will be able to order items using Amazon’s ultra-fast service.”
Prime Now delivery service started earlier this year with plans to continue to grow across the U.S. in 2018, according to the release.
The expansion brought the number of cities where delivery from Whole Foods Market is available to 63.
“Prime Now delivery continues to be a hit with our customers, and we’re excited to introduce the service in 10 new cities,” said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations, in the release.
Thousands of items are available for delivery, including fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples from Whole Foods Market, the release said.
Go to primenow.com for more information about grocery delivery from Prime Now.
The announcement comes weeks after a hiring event for Amazon was hosted by the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and multiple media reports of a possible warehouse being built near the Colorado Springs airport.
During the hiring event, about 400 job seekers applied with 70 percent offered positions, the workforce center said in an Oct. 5 release.
“These positions were part-time warehouse fulfillment positions in the Colorado Springs area,” the release said. “At PPWFC, we do not have information regarding their facility or its location, other than in southeast Colorado Springs.”
The job postings were for seasonal, part-time warehouse positions with flexible hours. Pay was listed at $13.75 per hour until Nov. 1 when it will go up to $16 an hour.
The Colorado Springs Independent reported Oct. 12 that plans filed with the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department for a $2.8 million building believed to be associated with Amazon have an “end date” of Feb. 1 2019.
“This application is for a temporary use to be used for a distribution center,” the plans stated.
According to the El Paso County Assessor’s Office, the temporary tent structure is being erected on land owned by the city, the Independent reported.
Kim Melchor, a communications specialist for the city, told the Business Journal in an Oct. 12 email city officials couldn’t speak to reports about the possible Amazon warehouse.
“I suggest you contact Amazon,” she said.
Earlier this month, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported neither Mayor John Suthers nor city aviation manager Greg Phillips would comment about the project, citing a nondisclosure agreement with the retailer.
Note: The Colorado Springs Independent is printed by Colorado Publishing House, which also owns the CSBJ.