Will all new Amazon Fresh stores have cashierless tech?

An Amazon Fresh store has opened in Huntington Beach, California, the banner’s 15th location in Southern California. The store features the cashierless Amazon One palm scan and Just Walk Out checkout technology, which appears to be the standard for the latest Amazon Fresh stores, including upcoming locations in New York and New Jersey. Winsight Grocery

Amazon opens first cashierless Whole Foods

Amazon has opened its first Whole Foods Market location featuring the company’s Just Walk Out technology, which enables customers to bypass checkout lanes and pay through a mobile app. The store, located in Washington, D.C.’s Glover Park neighborhood, is the first of two Whole Foods locations opening this year that will implement the system, which […]

Kroger to open 2nd automated fulfillment center in Ohio

As part of the company’s strategy to double its digital sales and profitability rate by the end of 2023, Kroger will open a second automated fulfillment center in Ohio near Cleveland, which will serve customers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Kroger has partnered with UK-based online supermarket company Ocado Group to build 20 automated fulfillment centers, […]

Target, Amazon aim for net-zero by 2040

Target’s Vista, California store and Amazon’s new Amazon Fresh store in Seattle are part of each company’s goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and carbon emissions, respectively, by 2040, with both retailers focusing on store designs. Amazon Fresh has placed an emphasis on low-carbon concrete flooring while Target has focused on solar energy, and […]

Amazon grows its footprint in Publix’s home state

The battle between Publix and Amazon for grocery sales is going to get more heated. But don’t count Publix out. In the foreseeable future, few competitors will have the strategic advantages to beat Publix in groceries sales in Florida. The Ledger