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      Amazon and groceries?

      Almost nothing is off limits with online sales these days. It has just been reported that Amazon is now selling groceries in the U.K. From the sound of it, Amazon may actually have a lock on this market. News clip:

      The Biz Buzz - Amazon selling groceries in UK The News Tribune Blogs, Tacoma, WA
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      They have been doing it for a long time in the US. As usual, they focus on the high demand items, plus offer many up market products to attract the less price sensitive buyers. Amazon does it best, no doubt about it, but they face a lot of competition from supermarkets. It's fascinating to observe how they evolve, lots of lessons to be learnt from Mr Bezos.
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      What are they charging? I actually hate going grocery shopping and anytime during the week when I am off work redoing my schedule I would rather shop in the morning than any other time (less people). I love the idea myself and I could see how they can rack in some extra money this way.

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      I had read a news story about Amazon selling groceries in the UK today but I didn't know they were already doing it in the US. I am definitely going to have to check that out I Hate grocery shopping.

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      I must have been living in a hole because I also didn't know that Amazon was selling groceries in the US but I am super interested in checking it out. Grocery shopping is something I would love to scratch off my to do list.

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      As far as the United States are concerned, I heard that they're only doing it in Seattle right now, which is where they're based.This probably is a dry goods only type of thing?

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      As far as the United States are concerned, I heard that they're only doing it in Seattle right now, which is where they're based.This probably is a dry goods only type of thing?
      Seattle only? Maybe when they launched it, they deliver country-wide.

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      Amazon are indeed smart! Was just reading about their new grocery delivery service in Germany. That includes options such as perishables and same day delivery.

      One thing which I find appealing is the reasonably priced health foods available through the site. Items which are traditionally available in select stores - inconveniently placed for many- gotta be another moneyspinner.

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      This is something well worth looking into. I wonder if Amazon has to jump through the same hoops as a regular grocery store, as far as the F.D.A. are concerned?

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      Amazon will be subject to the same regulations as any other business selling or importing food products in the US, UK, Germany etc.

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