Tech big Amazon seems to be shifting ahead with plans for three grocery stores within the Philadelphia space, together with one in Center City and two in Bucks County, in accordance with a business report.
The firm signaled the final fall that it had its sights set on grocery retailer areas in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Chicago as a part of a preliminary run for the brand new idea.
Amazon already owns Whole Foods and has a number of Amazon Go stores, however now goals to create a separate model centered on ready meals, mainstream items, and a few meals service parts.
A report from Food Trade News not too long ago recognized at the least two areas in Bucks County and an undisclosed third location in Center City the place Amazon is anticipated to open grocery stores by the tip of 2020 or early subsequent 12 months.
In Warrington, Amazon reportedly will take over the previous Giant market within the Creekview Center on Easton Road. The 49,000-square-foot construction closed on the location in 2013 and beforehand was a Genuardi’s.
Another location in Bensalem is reportedly deliberate on the former Kmart retailer on Street Road, the place Amazon is anticipated to lease 41,000-square ft of the area within the construction.
The firm’s first full-service grocery store, which has not but been named, is anticipated to open in Woodland Hills, California later this 12 months. Amazon additionally is anticipated to open at the least two grocery stores in North Jersey early subsequent 12 months, together with areas in Paramus and Woodland Park. Additional areas are deliberate within the Washington, D.C., space.
Amazon’s entry into the Philadelphia area comes as different grocery chains and retailers proceed to develop or enter the market, like Lidl and Giant’s small format Heirloom Market. Space’s market leaders proceed to be Giant, ShopRite, and Acme, in accordance with a report from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
More exact timelines and particulars about Amazon’s upcoming grocery stores haven’t but been revealed.