Amazon's prepackaged Meal Kits are reportedly already on sale

Image Carissa Gan | Dinner Plate

Image Carissa Gan | Dinner Plate

Amazon filed a trademark application on July 6 for "prepared food kits" as it looks to take on the likes of HelloFresh, Blue Apron, and Gousto.

Investors point to Amazon's acquisition and disruption of the grocery and food market as the reason for the bearish view on Blue Apron.

By now we are used to seeing Amazon file trademarks and patents.

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Based just on trademark filings and reported plans, Amazon's potential entry into the prepared meal kit market has had a significant impact on freshly-IPO'd Blue Apron's stock price.

Since its initial public offering, though, shares of Blue Apron have tumbled. Blue Apron's stock closed Friday at $7.36 per share, down almost 10 per cent for the week.

By adding over 400 Whole Foods locations, Amazon can use the stores and distribution network from Whole Foods to deliver meal kits in most urban United States markets.

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Amazon has not said exactly what it would do with Whole Foods' stores and other assets, but analysts and investors say the deal could upend the landscape for grocers, food delivery services and meal-kit companies.

One Amazon Fresh customer named Josh Chadd told GeekWire that he started to see the Amazon Meal Kits appear online about a week or two ago, while user reviews suggest that the Meal Kits have been available since late June. Last week, Marley Spoon said it will soon begin selling Dinnerly, a more cost-conscious box of ingredients aimed at helping families cook up an affordable, but quality dinner.

The company's grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, is available in 13 U.S. cities, as well as London, Tokyo and Berlin. Both meal kits are sold through AmazonFresh.

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In the Chicago area, meal kit delivery companies include national brands and local options like Madison & Rayne, Meez Meals, Home Chef and Chef'd. The ecommerce giant often spins up a business in a limited market first, as it has done with grocery pick up and delivery service and AmazonFresh prior to this, as well as its cashier-less retail shopping experience.

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