Amazon has plans to open even more Whole Foods stores, and it shows the e-commerce giant has no intention to slow down its push into physical retail

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  • Amazon has plans to open even more Whole Foods stores to make its two-hour delivery service more accessible to customers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
  • A source familiar with the matter told The Journal that Whole Foods may be expanding into parts of the Rocky Mountain region where it does not currently have stores. 
  • The Whole Foods expansion is in large part to help Amazon expand its Prime Now service and grocery delivery.
  • Amazon’s plans to further expand Whole Foods shows the retailer has no plans of slowing down with its brick-and-mortar expansion.

Amazon has plans to open even more Whole Foods stores to make its two-hour delivery service more accessible to customers, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The expansion will bring Whole Foods to suburban and rural areas that it’s been adding customers in since it was acquired by Amazon in 2017. In the Rocky Mountain region, one person familiar with the plans told The Wall Street Journal, Whole Foods employees have visited potential retail spaces in parts of Idaho, southern Utah, and Wyoming, where the grocer doesn’t have stores now.

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