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• Amazon announced that it has begun delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through its Prime Now service in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, parts of Long Island and select areas in New York City, beginning with lower Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Amazon said that the service “will expand to additional neighborhoods in New York City, and across the U.S. throughout 2018.”

• The Philadelphia Business Journal quotes Jeff Wilke, Amazon’s CEO of worldwide retail, as saying that said that the company was disappointed by the technical glitches that created problems for some shoppers during Prime Day last week, and already is “working on ways to prevent it from happening again.”

“Tech teams are already working to improve our architecture, and I’m confident we’ll deliver an even better experience next year,” Wilke said.

The story notes that “a record number of Prime Day shoppers spent an estimated $4.2 billion on more than 100 million products during the sale.”

• Target announced that its Shipt delivery service will begin same-day delivery in the New York City metro area.

According to the company, “This announcement builds upon Shipt's recent growth into Upstate New York in June. Cumulatively, this landmark expansion gives more than 1.3 million households across New York City and surrounding areas access to products delivered by Shipt in as little as one hour.”

It also happens as Walmart’s unit begins offering same-day grocery deliveries in New York City from a fulfillment facility it is opening in the Bronx.
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