SEATTLE — Amazon plans to open up to 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless convenience-stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Bloomberg’s sources claim the e-retailer plans to open 10 locations by the end of 2018, about 50 locations in major metro areas in 2019 and then as many as 3,000 by 2021.
Further, Bloomberg said Amazon continues to experiment with the store format, going between a setup akin to a c-store where customers can buy groceries, and a simpler grab-and-go stop for people looking for a quick bite to eat, according to one of the sources. Sources also told Bloomberg that Amazon is targeting dense urban areas with plenty of young, busy, affluent residents.
“Amazon Go already has no lines,” Jeff Lenard, vice president of NACS, told the news agency. “The key to success will be convenient locations….
Source: CSP Daily News