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Amazon Reportedly Prepares to Open Its Own Line of Grocery Stores

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is signing leases on locations where it plans to open its own line of grocery stores, separate from Whole Foods. The first stores would open in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Amazon refused to comment on the “rumors.”

These grocery stores would be part of dozens that Amazon plans to open nationwide, according to the Journal. The retailer also is eyeing sites in metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, including spaces of 20,000 to 40,000 square feet in shopping centers, the report said.

Read the full story at Supermarket News.