Amazon Prime Now adds Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market for Prime members in Indianapolis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 6, 2016) announced Prime Now has added superfast delivery from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. Prime members in Indianapolis can now shop for fresh-from-the-farm and locally grown groceries from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market and have those items conveniently delivered right to their door in one-or two-hours.

“Fresh Thyme offers an impressive variety of groceries for Prime members from organic produce to gluten-free products, and fresh treats from local artisan bakeries,” said Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now. “We are excited to partner with such a trusted and popular brand to bring products that customers love right to their door for free in two hours.”

“Amazon Prime Now is a perfect fit for Fresh Thyme to be able to extend this convenience to those who may not be able to shop with us as often as they’d like,” said Fresh Thyme CEO, Chris Sherrell. “At the core of both our brands is an emphasis on quality, convenience and value, and this partnership is a huge step in better serving our communities.”

Prime members in Avon, Speedway, Carmel, Broad Ripple, downtown and more will be able to shop groceries from Fresh Thyme in addition to the tens of thousands of items available from Amazon Prime Now. Through Prime Now, one-hour delivery is $7.99 and two-hour delivery is free. Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week in the Indianapolis-area.

In addition to superfast delivery of tens of thousands of items through Amazon, Prime Now is available in 30 cities in the U.S. and delivers from local grocery stores, restaurants, alcohol stores, beauty stores and pet care stores and continues to expand rapidly. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, or visit www.primenow.com to place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now at www.primenow.com.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now, Shop, or Download the App at www.primenow.com.

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme continues its rapid Midwest expansion with 20 scheduled store openings in 2017. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm or instagram.com/freshthyme/.

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Meijer opens new supercenter in Indianapolis’s North Kessler neighborhood

Retailer brings low prices, fresh produce delivered daily and drive-thru pharmacy to the North Kessler neighborhood

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Jun-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing its investment in Indianapolis, Meijer opened a new supercenter today in the city’s North Kessler neighborhood. The 192,000-square-foot store is located at 5550 N. Keystone Ave. and provides local residents the opportunity to walk – rather than drive – to get fresh groceries.

“We always work hard to find locations that will benefit from our offerings, so we are proud to provide our new neighbors in Indianapolis with our great combination of selection and quality at lower prices,” CEO Hank Meijer said. “We’re very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part to help this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive.”

The new store is the latest of nine new Meijer supercenters to open – and part of an investment of more than $400 million in new and remodeled stores – this year, which will create 3,000 new jobs across the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer’s six-state foot print. Since 2005, Meijer has invested nearly $200 million in new stores and remodeling projects at stores in Indianapolis.

Built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, the store will be open 24 hours a day. The store features a true marketplace environment, with fresh dairy and produce delivered daily, bakery items – such as bread and custom decorated cakes – made throughout the day, and a full-service deli. It also features a more traditional butcher shop environment, complete with a full-service meat counter, providing custom-cuts of Certified Angus Beef.

Opening celebrations began with a ribbon-cutting event, followed by remarks from Meijer leadership and local officials. The store also demonstrated its commitment to the community by making donations to a local organization. Store Director Lonnie Jordan presented $25,000 to Easter Seals Crossroads, an organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, to live better lives for 80 years.

As part of its ongoing community support, Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations annually, and each of its stores work with local food pantries and banks to help fight hunger at the local level. Since 2008, the retailer’s Simply Give program has generated more than $21 million for its food pantry partners throughout the Midwest.

In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise, garden center, the new North Kessler Meijer pharmacy will offer drive-thru pick up and the company’s free prescription program. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins, and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled nearly 33 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers nearly $454 million.

“Our team has worked very hard to prepare for this opening, and we’re excited to finally open our doors to this great community,” Store Director Lonnie Jordan said. “We are really looking forward to providing a store that’s welcoming to everyone.”

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 227 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, Joseph.Hirschmugl@meijer.com, 616-791-3943

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Meijer opens new supercenter in Indianapolis’s North Kessler neighborhood

Meijer opens new supercenter in Indianapolis’s North Kessler neighborhood