Amazon Programs Oven To Prepare Select Whole Foods Meals And Items
Amazon spearheaded a partnership between June ovens and Whole Foods, programming the appliance to recognize and prepare 30 items from the grocer's 356 Everyday Value product line
Earlier this year, Amazon invested in the June oven, an AI-enabled, multifunctional appliance designed to streamline cooking. Now the e-tailer is connecting the oven to Whole Foods, another one of its investments, to enable specific cooking instructions for the grocer’s branded items.
The tabletop range is preprogrammed to know how to cook particular foods. Customers simply choose the type of food they are cooking from the menu, which will include methods specifically for items from Whole Foods. The meals designed for the appliance will be prepackaged at Whole foods to make for simple use of the oven. According to June, “more than 30 Whole Foods products will be supported at launch.”
This is part of a continued effort by Amazon and Whole Foods to create a smart ecosystem for their customers. The pair have already teamed up to allow customers to order groceries from Alexa. The partnership with June is designed to expand the Amazon ecosystem in the home, while making cooking easier and more convenient for consumers.