Amazon secures London retail space for cashierless stores

ELIAS JAHSHAN | February 15, 2019

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Amazon has reportedly secured retail space in London for its cashierless Amazon Go grocery convenience store concept.It is not clear how many sites had been secured for the stores nor the exact locations, according to The Grocer. It follows reports in December that Amazon had reportedly set its sights on a location near Oxford Circus in central London for its first cashierless grocery store in the UK. The Sunday Telegraph at the time said the new store was being orchestrated by Amazon’s US team, and not by its staff in the UK. Prior to that, Amazon had reportedly been scouring the UK for a number of retail sites between 4000sq ft and 5000sq ft for its Amazon Go fascia, having trademarked Amazon Go in the UK more than two years ago. Should the speculation be true, not only would the London Amazon Go be a UK flagship, it would also be the first Amazon Go to open outside the US.

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