Amazon Fresh Coming To The Houston Area


Amazon aims to imminently expand its grocery delivery business in Houston. AmazonFresh, the e-commerce giant’s grocery arm, was expected to occupy more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space at the Fallbrook Pines Business Park in northwest Houston.

That news comes weeks after Amazon’s almost $14 billion offer to acquire Whole Foods was widely interpreted as a push to expand its logistical operation into groceries.

Amazon is also undergoing a drastic expansion in the Houston area, building two 1 million-square-foot warehouses that will mark the first time the retailer houses goods in Houston. Those warehouses, in Humble and in Katy, will store millions of items and significantly boost availability of two-day delivery in southeast Texas.

In the Houston area, Amazon operates a midsize sorting center, a small warehouse for rapid Prime Now delivery and a “last mile” warehouse. Those facilities are dwarfed by the one Amazon has under construction.

Amazon is recognized as the leader in the transformation of consumer commerce that has forced retailers to divest from storefronts and buy warehouse space for delivery operations. That trend, combined with others, has dramatically increased demand for warehouse space in the Houston area.

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