Amazon to open its first non-Whole Foods grocery store in 2020

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Amazon has stepped up its assault on major supermarkets by confirming plans to open its own grocery stores next year.

Amazon is not revealing many details about its first-ever grocery store, though it could rival the company's own Whole Foods stores. The new grocery store in LA, which will be based in Woodland Hills, will be different from the company's Amazon Go cashierless stores. Amazon, the report claimed, was planning a chain of dozens of grocery stores across the US, beginning with sites in L.A., Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Citing "people familiar with the matter", the Wall Street Journal previously reported that Amazon is looking to open dozens of grocery stores in US cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. If you are customer-obsessed, like learning new things, and want to contribute to end-to-end store operations for a new business, this is the place for you!

The new Amazon grocery stores, on the other hand, will be targeted at the mainstream consumer who typically shops from more traditional, or even value, grocery chains. That's much bigger than anything Amazon has built in the past. Woodland Hills was mentioned as being among the first locations, along with Studio City and Irvine.

Amazon has integrated its tech and services into Whole Foods, offering online ordering and pickup options from the chain as well as discounts to Amazon Prime members.