Amazon Go Concept Expands to Grocery Channel

SEATTLE — Amazon Inc. made another move in its grocery expansion plan.

The Seattle-based retailer opened a 10,400-square-foot Amazon Go Grocery concept — described by the company as the first grocery store to offer the company's Just Walk Out Shopping technology — in its hometown, reported Convenience Store News sister publication Progressive Grocer.

Using Just Walk Out Shopping, a customer uses the retailer's mobile app to enter the store, pick up their items, and simply leave the store. A receipt for their items is emailed to them.

"Amazon Go Grocery offers everything you'd want from a neighborhood grocery store — from fresh produce and meat and seafood to bakery items and household essentials — plus easy-to-make dinner options," noted Amazon. "We offer a mix of organic and conventional items from well-known brands, along with special finds and local favorites."

Amazon Go Grocery offers convenient ready-made meals; seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables; a selection of quality beef, pork, poultry and seafood; local artisan breads, cheese and baked goods; and beer, wine, and spirits.

Located at 610 E. Pike Street, Amazon Go Grocery will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Amazon Go currently operates locations in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. The retailer is also planning a traditional grocery store in Woodland Hills, Calif., that will offer many Amazon Go features, minus the Just Walk Out Shopping technology.

Convenience Store News and Progressive Grocer are property of EnsembleIQ.