Amazon in talks to convert JC Penney stores into fulfilment centres

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Amazon is currently negotiating with JC Penney and Sears mall owner Simon Property Group to turn its abandoned department stores into Amazon distribution centres.

The landlord, which is the largest mall owner in the US, has been exploring the possibility of filling its empty anchor spaces with Amazon hubs, as originally reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The conversion would see Simon Property Group’s 63 JC Penney stores and 11 Sears stores adapted from department stores selling clothing, books, toys and electronics, into storehouses for the same types of goods.

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