Amazon Unveils Plans to Open Two New Amazon Fresh Grocery Stores in Washington
SEATTLE, WA - When one door closes, another one opens—or in this case, two doors open. After recently announcing the shuttering of its Prime Pantry grocery delivery platform, Amazon has revealed plans to open two new Amazon Fresh grocery stores in Washington—one in Seattle and the other in Bellevue.
The Bellevue location will be situated in Factoria, while the Seattle store will be housed in the city’s Central District, according to an article from Puget Sound Business Journal. Both sites are currently under construction with hiring already underway, but opening dates have yet to be released.
The pandemic has shifted the grocery market considerably, and Amazon has used that shift to transform its grocery concept. Currently, Amazon operates 26 Amazon Go stores nationwide, and recently opened its first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Woodland Hills, California. In 2017, the online retailer also bought Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, further expanding its grocery footprint with the addition of the company’s 500 grocery locations across the country.
With business booming at its brick-and-mortar locations, Amazon has revealed other markets for expansion including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Other potential sites include New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Connecticut.
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