expands grocery delivery to UK

Posted by Nicole Eckersley on 8th July 2010

Online retail giant Amazon has started selling grocery products in the UK, after its announcement earlier this week of a similar service in Germany.

The online store will offer ambient and household products from brands like Kraft, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble and international brand suppliers Eurofoods, Tazaki and Bespoke.

While offering individual items, the store also offers bulk-buy services for products like nappies, washing powders, pasta, rice, herbs, cooking oils and spices. Delivery for these ambient products uses’s standard delivery options.

The retailer is also offering perishables through its third party marketplace.

However, it seems to be unclear whether the e-commerce giant has smoothed out all of the kinks in the system, as it is currently offering single packs of sugar snap peas with a GBP7.50 (US$11.33) delivery price.

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