Amazon to Begin Delivering Fresh Groceries to New York Residents Today

An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevork Djansezian; Getty Images)
An Amazon Fresh truck arrives at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. (PHOTO CREDIT: Kevork Djansezian; Getty Images)

Amazon publishes books, builds smartphones, distributes videos, and produces television shows, not to mention its core business: it sells almost everything. Now, the company is launching its grocery delivery business on the East Coast for the first time on Friday, when it begins delivering food to customers in New York City in an effort to break into the grocery delivery market.

Amazon’s service, called AmazonFresh, promises same-day grocery delivery to customers in New York as long as orders are placed before 10 am, Re/code reports. AmazonFresh will currently deliver only to Park Slope residents, targeting upper middle class families in the Brooklyn neighborhood where there’s sure to be a high concentration of avid Amazon acolytes.

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SOURCE: TIME
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