Amazon adds to UK grocery range

Amazon adds to UK grocery range

The range of groceries available on Amazon in the UK has been expanded through a deal with Mexican food website mexgrocer.co.uk.

Over 80 lines supplied through mexgrocer are available on amazon.co.uk, including brands like Sabormex's Clemente Jacques and La Sierra, as well as Grupo Herdez's Herdez and Del Fuerte.

The products available include salsas, spices, canned foods and flour.

According to the Amazon website, the tie-up with mexgrocer.co.uk is part of its "add-on programme". The scheme "allows Amazon to offer thousands of low-priced items that would be cost-prohibitive to dispatch on their own", the website reads.

The items are dispatched with qualifying orders of GBP10 or more and are eligible for free delivery.

Amazon started offering groceries in the UK in 2010, with ambient products from companies including Nestle and PepsiCo.

The online retail giant's moves in the grocery sector are being closely watched.

In November, Canada became the latest market in which Amazon added groceries to its online catalogue.

In the US, Amazon is offering a home delivery service. Amazon Fresh is available in three US cities - Seattle, Los Angeles and, since December, San Francisco.