Amazon is poised to bring its automated checkout technology to full-size supermarkets, a significant milestone in the race to revolutionize how people buy their groceries.
Planning documents for a store under construction in Brookfield, Connecticut, contain all the hallmarks of an #AmazonFresh grocery store: a two-word logo on dark gray panels above the store’s entrance, online order pickup counter and such full-service departments as a butcher. The plans also identify a dozen entry and exit gates as well as ceiling-mounted racks to run wiring to camera arrays, a setup that until now has only appeared in #AmazonGo convenience stores.
Widespread adoption could fuel charges the company aims to eliminate cashiers. Amazon denies that, saying it created thousands of grocery jobs. #wakeupimagine#retail#grocery#innovation#futureofwork#technology