Amazon to open its first grocery stores on the East Coast

Interior Amazon’s first Amazon New food market in Los Angeles.


Amazon is opening its first grocery stores on the East Waft, the corporate confirmed Thursday, in some of the contemporary imprint of its efforts to upend venerable supermarkets.

The company plans to open two grocery stores in the Washington, D.C., arrangement. One shall be in the city’s Logan Circle neighborhood and the more than a few shall be in the northern Virginia town of Franconia, no longer some distance from Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which is in the Crystal Metropolis part of Arlington.

Two varied grocery stores are planned for the Philadelphia suburb of Warrington, Pennsylvania, and for Chevy Poke, Maryland, Amazon confirmed Thursday.

The company declined to comment on whether or no longer the four stores shall be New stores or when the locations will open.

“We’re extremely happy to bring two Amazon grocery stores to the Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia arrangement, creating hundreds of most modern job alternatives for residents living in the arrangement,” an Amazon spokesperson talked about in an announcement. “We can moreover verify that we’re hiring for Zone Leads for an Amazon food market in the Warrington, PA and Chevy Poke, MD arrangement.”

In September, Amazon opened its first New food market in Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills neighborhood. It has since opened a handful of more than a few locations in some unspecified time in the future of Southern California and in plenty of suburbs of Chicago.

Amazon’s New stores see like a venerable grocery store, but moreover feature some high-tech touches, equivalent to pleasant Tear Carts that allow clients skip the checkout line, and remark-activated Echo List shows. Then all another time, in inequity to Amazon-owned Total Foods, New stores are supposed to allure to a broader array of clients, by offering merchandise at lower imprint aspects than the upscale grocer, as smartly as venerable staples including Coca-Cola drinks and Kellogg’s cereal. There may perchance be moreover a dedicated store arrangement for clients to take grasp of up and return Prime programs.

Amazon now has 11 New stores in operation. Final month, Bloomberg identified as a minimum 28 extra New locations which are in the works. The company is moreover testing its “Resplendent Hurry Out” cashierless skills at a New store in Illinois, in accordance with Bloomberg.

Since procuring Total Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017, Amazon has expanded its ambitions of cracking open the $900 billion U.S. grocery trade, inserting be troubled in the likes of Walmart, Kroger and Albertsons. Apart from the New stores, Amazon moreover operates an excellent deal of cashierless Slip convenience and Slip Grocery stores.

With its New stores, Amazon appears to be to be going after “a squarely center income buyer who can also shop at each discounters and venerable grocers already,” Morgan Stanley analysts talked about in a bid on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley talked about the New stores offer “nothing too particular” when when in contrast with frequent supermarkets, but their accurate worth could even be as “nodes of success” which are shut to customers.

“As customers extra and extra build an reveal to same day grocery success (each for supply and pickup at store), New stores can also therefore comprise a beforehand missing hole in AMZN’s grocery success route of while moreover building AMZN’s imprint in food retail,” the analysts wrote.

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