Amazon Announces Plans for Three New Amazon Fresh Stores in Chicago Area; Stephenie Landry Comments
CHICAGO, IL - The saying “good news comes in threes” has been proven true today as Amazon has recently revealed plans to open three new Amazon Fresh grocery stores in the Chicago area.
“Our Amazon Fresh store team is strong and growing,” said Stephenie Landry, Vice President of Amazon Grocery, in a statement to Chicago Business Journal. “I've enjoyed getting to know employees and seeing first-hand how they support each other and our customers while visiting our stores. Because of this amazing team, we're able to bring customers a new, innovative shopping experience that they love right in their own communities.”
These new stores will be found in Morton Grove, Westmont, and Naperville, according to the news source. The three new stores will bring the number of Amazon Fresh stores in the Chicago area to seven, joining the other locations in Oak Lawn, Schaumburg, Bloomingdale, and Naperville. Each of the locations will be about 35,000 square feet and will employ more than 1,500 people by the end of the year.
Amazon’s new stores will also feature Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” cashierless technology, and will be the first in the state to implement the innovative system. Through this technology, shoppers will be able to enter the store, scan their credit card or an Amazon app, finish their shopping, and leave, all without having to stand in a checkout line. For those who don’t use the new technology, self-service checkout lines will also be available.
We here at ANUK are always waiting to see where Amazon will pop up next as it continues to build out its expansion strategies, and we’ll be here to report when it does.