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• Amazon said yesterday that it is expanding its restaurant delivery service into Brooklyn, New York, saying that "Prime members in Brooklyn can now enjoy free one-hour delivery from more than 130 popular restaurants, including Roberta's Pizza, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Momofuku Milk Bar, Talde, Miriam, Hill Country BBQ & Chicken, and many more.

"Using the Prime Now mobile app or visiting the Prime Now website, Brooklyn customers can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery courier travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time ... Once an order is placed, the food will be delivered to the customer in an hour or less. Prime Now Restaurant Delivery offers customers transparent pricing--there are no menu markups or hidden service fees and delivery on all orders is free."


• Amazon said this week that it is expanding its AmazonFresh service to Chicago and Dallas, adding those cities to a list of served communities that includes Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, seven regions across California – Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Stockton – as well as Northern Virginia, Boston, Baltimore, and London.

The announcement says that with AmazonFresh, customers "can order a wide range of items, including everything from fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy products to beauty products and household goods. AmazonFresh offers same-day or next-day delivery, with convenient delivery windows, including the option of either attended or unattended delivery. Customers can place an order in the morning and have it delivered as early as that same evening, or order before going to bed and have the items on their doorstep in time for breakfast the next day.


Reuters reports that Amazon said today that it is "partnering with luxury food group Fauchon, organic food chain Bio c'Bon and wine retailer Lavinia to extend the product range of its Prime Now express delivery service in Paris and its suburbs ... Amazon has been stepping up its activity in France in recent years and speed delivery has become a new battleground among retailers seeking to boost sales."

The move adds some 5,000 food SKUs to the 18,000 already being offered by Amazon Prime Now in Paris.
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