Amazon to build convenience stores, curbside food pickup, WSJ reports


Amazon.com Inc. is planning to build convenience stores and develop curbside pickup locations for food shoppers in its latest move to expand into groceries, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Amazon’s stores will sell perishable goods including milk and meats, the newspaper said. Customers in the stores can also order other items with longer shelf lives for same-day delivery, the Journal said. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant will also build drive-in locations for consumers in a rush where online grocery orders will be brought to the car. Only subscribers to Amazon’s Fresh service will have access to these stores, known as Project Como.

Amazon representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The grocery stores represent Amazon’s latest move to disrupt brick-and-mortar food shopping that’s still dominated by traditional retailers such as…



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