Amazon to expand grocery delivery to SF next week

Out of milk and bread? San Francisco area customers may soon be able to skip the store and buy groceries online via AmazonFresh, reports All Things D.

An Amazon Fresh truck sits parked at a warehouse on June 27, 2013 in Inglewood, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Amazon will expand its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to the San Francisco area next week, All Things D reported Thursday.

Previous media reports already tagged San Francisco as the service's next stop, but an unnamed source told All Things D that AmazonFresh will officially launch this coming Tuesday.

We've contacted Amazon and will update this story if they respond.

AmazonFresh lets customers order fresh produce, dairy, meats, and other grocery items online and then deliveries the goods to customers' doorsteps on the same day or the next day. AmazonFresh customers can also add some local and Amazon.com items to their grocery order.

If the service does launch next week it could be an indication that Amazon is finally ramping up the rollout of AmazonFresh. The online retail has been cautiously growing this part of its business. It's makes sense, given that the online grocery business is a tough nut to crack. Amazon piloted this service in Seattle for several years before finally expanding to the Los Angeles area in June .

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