Whole Foods has announced that it will offer pickup at 480 of its 487 U.S. locations by the end of September. The store has already tripled the number of stores offering this service from just 80 in December. Whole Foods also offers a two-hour delivery service in over 2,000 cities worldwide.
- Whole Foods stores are replacing their dining spaces with pickup facilities to accommodate demand. One location revealed this change cost them $21,000.
- The company also opened its first virtual store in Brooklyn last week. This store only accepts online orders.
- The pickup service is free for Amazon Prime members with orders ready within an hour. Amazon Prime costs $119 per year.
- Grocery pickup accounts for 54% of e-commerce grocery sales compared to 46% for delivery.