Retail

Amazon Go Takes a Step Outside USA

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant secured central London retail space for its first location in Europe

Amazon has taken a further step toward setting up its Amazon Go checkout-free convenience concept in London, Reuters has reported, citing a report from The Grocer. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant secured central London retail space for the concept, the first ever in Europe. This development would make for the first Amazon Go location outside of the USA. The number of sites secured is not known. This wouldn’t be the first time Amazon sells food in the United Kingdom, however. It currently does so through its Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pantry and Prime Now delivery services.

AMAZON LOCATIONS AND PROJECTS

Amazon now operates 10 Amazon Go locations, all in the USA: four in Seattle, four in Chicago and two in San Francisco. It’s planning to have 3,000 open by 2021. The company this week pulled out of its plans to open one of two second-headquarters (HQ2) locations in New York, following local complaints. It will still move forward with its HQ2 location in Virginia, however. Amazon has more than 575,000 employees worldwide. Under its Whole Foods Market banner, the company is No. 8 on Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.

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