WSJ announces Amazon plans to open new grocery store chain
The first outlet, according to the newspaper, may open at the end of the year. In the future, Amazon stores will appear throughout the United States, counting in the company
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Amazon.com Inc. plans to open dozens of grocery stores in several major US cities. About this, with reference to sources familiar with the question, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports. In this way, the retail giant, they say, is seeking to expand its food capabilities and touch on more aspects of consumer life.
One of the WSJ interviewees clarified that the company plans to open its first store in Los Angeles at the end of the year. In addition, Amazon, according to his data, has already signed space rental agreements for at least two other grocery stores. Their opening is scheduled for early next year, the source said. Where exactly they will be, they are not explained.
Other people familiar with this issue, according to the WSJ, are negotiating the opening of Amazon grocery stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
It is known that the company's new stores will differ from the prestigious Whole Foods Market supermarket chain, which specializes in selling organic food without artificial preservatives and dyes (in 2017 it merged with Amazon.com, the transaction value was $ 13.7 billion) edition.