Amazon to launch new standalone grocery store format

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Amazon has revealed its plans to open a new grocery store format – separate from Amazon Go and Whole Foods Market – as part of its long term plans to ramp up its food offering.

Following a post advertising jobs at the store, the online giant confirmed its plans on Monday to CNET following speculation in The Wall Street Journal in March.

An Amazon spokesperson said: “Amazon is opening a grocery store in Woodland Hills [a neighbourhood in Los Angeles] in 2020.”

The retail giant said the store will not feature its Amazon Go technology, which allows customers to pay for goods without waiting at a till point, and will focus on a more conventional set-up found in typical supermarkets.

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