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By Anne DInnocenzio
AP Retail Writer 

Can Amazon persuade enough people to buy fresh food online?

 


NEW YORK (AP) — Can Amazon, the company that persuaded people to buy ever more items online, win enough of them over to having their fresh groceries arrive in an Amazon box?

Going full throttle into groceries by announcing a $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods on Friday, Amazon gets the advantage of using the stores as mini-distribution hubs to deliver items to customers. But online delivery of groceries has been tough to pull off.

Some shoppers worry about the quality of their produce and say they're rather pick their pears themselves. Amazon, though its Prime benefits program has created...



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