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Amazon Prime Now service delivers goods from local stores in Manhattan

BY Dan Berthiaume

SEATTLE — Amazon.com is offering one-hour delivery of products from select local stores in Manhattan through its Prime Now service. In Manhattan, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy’s Bakery through the Prime Now app.
 
"We’ve always offered our customers the chance to shop like a chef and get the highest quality food items from our stores,” said Andy Arons, CEO of Gourmet Garage. “Now we’re bringing our outstanding products right to customers’ doors, available only through Prime Now for ultra-fast delivery. Using Prime Now to deliver to customers in one hour is a no-brainer. It enables us to utilize Amazon’s operations expertise and technology to reach our customers fast with a high level of quality and freshness at prices that customers would find in our stores.”
 
Local store delivery through Prime Now is launching in select neighborhoods in Manhattan and will expand across Manhattan in the coming weeks. Prime Now will continue to add new stores to its one-hour delivery service. In Manhattan, upscale Italian marketplace Eataly and Westside Market will be the next to launch.
 
To purchase from local stores, customers can use the Prime Now app. Through the service, two-hour delivery from local stores is free and one-hour delivery, available in select ZIP codes, is $7.99. Prime Now is currently available in Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Brooklyn; Dallas; Manhattan and Miami.
 
“We’ve always offered our customers the chance to shop like a chef and get the highest quality food items from our stores,” said Andy Arons, CEO of Gourmet Garage. “Now we’re bringing our outstanding products right to customers’ doors, available only through Prime Now for ultra-fast delivery. Using Prime Now to deliver to customers in one hour is a no-brainer. It enables us to utilize Amazon’s operations expertise and technology to reach our customers fast with a high level of quality and freshness at prices that customers would find in our stores.”
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Pepsi debuts Pepsi Limon in select markets

BY Ryan Chavis

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Pepsi will expand its cola options with the debut of Pepsi Limon, which the company said was inspired by the preferences of Hispanic consumers. The beverage combines the flavor of Pepsi with lime juice. 
 
"Pepsi knows the importance of authentic flavor and delivering on its promise for great tasting products," said Melissa Miranda, cultural and commercial strategy, Pepsi. "Pepsi's roots have long showcased the brand's connection and affinity with Hispanic consumers and Pepsi Limon was created with those consumer preferences in mind." 
 
The company said it worked with Adelante, PepsiCo’s employee association that supports relationships with the Hispanic community. Pepsi Limon is now available in 20-oz and 2-liter bottles in select markets, which include California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Chicago, IL.
 
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Adweek: More major food, beverage brands are going small

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — As consumers increasingly look to curb their sugar and fat intake, many food and beverage companies are opting to go small, according to an Adweek report.

Citing recent research by Havas Worldwide, Adweek reported that in the last year nearly half (42%) of consumers have reduced their sugar intake as 38% have decreased their fat consumption.

According to the article, such brands as Pepsi, Mars, Hershey’s and Coca-Cola have responded by developing smaller sizes.
 

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