Now Amazon wants to be a supermarket
Amazon have been trailing an online food delivery service in Seattle since 2008, but now they're looking to bring it to LA, causing supermarkets to spontaneously crap themselves. If it goes big there, it'll make it anywhere, and Amazon will expand the service to 20 US cities.
Called Amazon Fresh, the service uses local suppliers to deliver fresh produce like fruit, dairy and meat. If they bring it to the UK, though, they'll probably have to reduce the delivery charge, which is currently $10 (£6.50). They'll also have to compete with the mighty Tesco and Ocado- who always deliver the wrong thing a bit smashed, while complaining about the stairs- just the way we like it.
So will Amazon the supermarket catch on in the UK? It's too early to tell, but it's more than likely that the online behemoth will be making a play for our shopping baskets before you can say 'sausages.' And it'll need to be a damn sight better than its current, crappy 'Grocery' section.