Amazon To Offer Grocery Delivery Service

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Amazon.com is planning to offer a home delivery service for groceries, according to the Financial Times. Amazon plans to focus on food and other low-priced household goods people use most often. The company has had a pilot program for weekly home deliveries in Seattle, and is recruiting staff for a broader rollout.

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MONTAGNE: Amazon.com is planning to offer a regular home delivery service for groceries. The Financial Times reports that Amazon plans to focus on food and other low-priced household goods, the kinds of goods that people use most often. The company has had a pilot program for weekly home deliveries in Seattle, and is now recruiting staff for a broader rollout.

Amazon could face competition from Wal-Mart which, according to The Financial Times, is also developing an online strategy for groceries and other household goods.

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