- Five years in the making, the first Amazon Go Grocery store is opening Tuesday in Seattle.
- It’s Amazon’s first full-size, cashierless grocery store, expanding the technology in its Amazon Go shops, which are more like convenience stores.
- The store is about 10,400 square feet and stocks roughly 5,000 items, including fresh produce, meats and alcohol.
- “We’re not trying to be Whole Foods,” Amazon’s Cameron Janes said. “We’re not trying to replace them.”
The online behemoth on Tuesday is opening its first, full-size, cashierless grocery store. Five years in the making, the Amazon Go Grocery is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, in the Amazon corporate headquarters’ backyard.
“You’re seeing a lot of big strides in [this] store,” Cameron Janes, vice president of Amazon’s physical retail division, told CNBC during a tour of the grocery store on Monday. “Produce is a big example of that.”
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