Report: Amazon to debut new grocery store format in L.A.

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon is diving deeper into brick-and-mortar with a report that has selected a California site for its new grocery store concept.

The e-tail giant confirmed it will open a new grocery store format, separate from its Whole Foods Market or Amazon Go brands, in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2020, reported CNET. A job posting for a store operations zone leader on the Amazon website opens with, “Join us as we launch Amazon’s first grocery store in Woodland Hills.” The position is listed as paying $16.90 per hour.

The Woodlands Hill store is the first location of what is expected to be a new chain of Amazon grocery stores. In October, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon had signed more than a dozen leases in the Los Angeles area as part of its plan to launch a new grocery chain

Amazon told CNET its new grocery store format will feature conventional checkout technology, rather than the proprietary cashierless self-checkout featured in Amazon Go stores. Read the full CNET article here.