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AmazonFresh starts food deliveries in Hamburg

Supermarkets and start-ups in Hamburg now offering door-to-door delivery service

Amazon has launched a fresh food delivery service initially to customers in certain suburbs of Hamburg, a press release said Wednesday (July 19, 2017). The service is already up and running in Berlin and Potsdam. Customers of the Amazon Prime premium service pay a surcharge and have a choice of 300,000 products, the company said. Amazon has added typical Hamburg products such as Darboven coffee, Fritz lemonade and Astra beer for the service. Florian Baumgartner, Director AmazonFresh Deutschland, said: “We wish to expand the offer and are confident that prime customers all over Hamburg will soon benefit from AmazonFresh.”

Ordering organic products online

Many supermarkets and businesses with select producers and suppliers now undertake door-to-door deliveries. Customers can order locally-grown organic fruit and vegetables, bread, meat and dairy products, coffee, tea, spices, fruit juices and wine or beer from north Germany on RegioBio.

Frischepost deliveries aboard electric vehicles

Customers of Frischepost online supermarket began collecting their fresh goods e.g. apples, eggs, pastries, meat, fruit juices, salad dressings and soups from branches of Budnikowsky in May. Until then, Frischepost had delivered fresh, locally grown goods from producers e.g. in Alten Land or Vier Marschlande straight to their customers’ homes four days per week. Now, the food is delivered in returnable cartons aboard electric vehicles.

Foodist’s surprises

The publicly-listed Ströer media company took over the Hamburg-based Foodist last August. Foodist ships an exclusive selection of international delicacies to its customers in Germany and Europe every month. Foodist’s clients can choose a gourmet box subscription with six to eight delicacies from European producers or a healthy box, containing vegan products, raw food and super foods. Both boxes contain monthly surprises. Foodist provides only vegetarian delicacies that are free of artificial additives.

Customer participation in Pure Food Store

The Hamburg-based Pure Food Store offers certified organic produce as well as natural cosmetics and drugstore articles online at affordable prices. Customers can vote on new products to be added to the range and can send suggestions to the founders on social media.

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