Amazon Fresh Opens Its First Grab ‘N’ Go Store

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Amazon Fresh is opening a grocery store in Bellevue, Washington today that will offer customers the chance to grab and go without standing on line at a checkout lane.

The launch is the latest in a grocery technology war that is making a trip to the store for milk, bread and eggs a digitally-advanced experience.


The newest Amazon Fresh grocery store will feature the company’s “Just Walk Out” technology that allows shoppers to place things in their cart and leave the store without a stop at the cash register to pay the bill.

Instead, shoppers can wave their palm, scan a QR code in the Amazon AMZN, +0.95% app or use a credit or debit card upon entry. Customers repeat the mode of payment on their way out the door and receive a digital receipt on their Amazon account.

Along the way, shoppers can move about the store as they normally would at any grocer. Amazon’s technology, which combines sensors, “deep learning” and “computer vision,” can keep track of items added to or removed from a cart.

Shoppers who want the traditional grocery store experience can opt for that, and pay using a card, cash, SNAP EBT or a code from the Amazon app.

“Bringing Just Walk Out technology to a full-size grocery space with the Amazon Fresh store in Bellevue showcases the technology’s continued ability to scale and adapt to new environments and selection,” said Dilip Kumar, vice president of physical retail and technology at Amazon, in a statement.

Amazon has been opening Go stores nationwidelicensing the technology and adding the “pay-by-palm” option over recent years.


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