The cool Amazon Go concept store in Seattle that lets customers shop without going through a checkout line is probably not coming to your town anytime soon — though Seattle might be getting a drive-through Amazon pickup grocery, as well.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Amazon was working on multiple grocery store formats and envisioned opening more than 2,000 physical stores across the United States.
Amazon wants to squash those rumors.
“We have no plans to open 2,000 of anything. Not even close. We are still learning,” said Amazon spokeswoman Pia Arthur.
Not only that, but Amazon says it’s not planning on building any large, 30,000- to 40,000-square-foot grocery stores that combine grocery shopping with click-and-deliver options.
“It’s not correct. We have no plans to build such a store,” Arthur said.
In response, Wall Street Journal spokesman Steve Severinghaus told USA TODAY, “We are confident in our sources and stand by our original reporting.”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Elizabeth Weise