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Amazon opens 2nd Go store in Seattle to test its self service shop

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has opened a second location for its radical Amazon Go concept store. The store, the second in Amazon's hometown of Seattle, will be a mile away from the original location near the Seattle Central Library at 920 Fifth Ave., and opened at 7 a.m. The new store is slightly smaller than the original, at 1,450 square feet, and won't sell alcohol or staples like milk and bread. Amazon confirmed the new store in a statement, saying'We are excited to bring Amazon Go to 920 5th Avenue in Seattle. The store will open in Fall 2018.' Pictured, the original store It also forgoes an in store kitchen, and will have its fresh food supplied by an Amazon kitchen facility in Seattle.


Amazon Go cashierless store opens in Chicago

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has opened its first cashierless go Store outside of its Seattle hometown. The firm today unveiled a new store at 113 S Franklin St in Chicago as it begins to test the radical new concept in more cities. However, the new store is Amazon's most limited, open only on weekdays from 7am and to 8PM, and offering'Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. The plans for the New York store were revealed through a series of job postings spotted by The Information. Earlier this months plans for the firm's first store in New York were revealed.


Amazon job ads reveal plans for cashierless Go store in New York

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon is to open a branch of its radical'Amazon Go' cashierless store in New York The store was revealed through a series of job postings spotted by The Information. The firm recently opened a second location in Seattle, and has previously said it hopes to open stores in Chicago and San Francisco. The plans for the New York store were revealed through a series of job postings spotted by The Information. 'On Thursday night, the internet retailer posted at least four job listings related to an Amazon Go store in the New York area,' The Information said. 'The listings seek candidates for a store manager, an assistant store manager, a learning and development manager, and a training lead associate.'


Microsoft is building a competitor to Amazon's cashless Go Store

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate the need for cashiers and checkout lines in supermarkets. The company is looking to challenge Amazon, which has already opened a checkout-free store in Seattle, called Amazon Go, according to people familiar with the matter. It is believed Microsoft is developing systems to track what shoppers add to their carts or basket as they move around the supermarket. The Redmond-based software giant has shown sample technology to retailers from around the world and is reportedly in talks with Walmart about a potential collaboration. Microsoft is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores.


Microsoft Takes Aim At Amazon With Push For Checkout-Free Retail

International Business Times

Microsoft Corp is working on technology that would eliminate cashiers and checkout lines from stores, in a nascent challenge to Amazon.com Inc's automated grocery shop, six people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The Redmond, Washington-based software giant is developing systems that track what shoppers add to their carts, the people say. Microsoft has shown sample technology to retailers from around the world and has had talks with Walmart Inc about a potential collaboration, three of the people said. Microsoft's technology aims to help retailers keep pace with Amazon Go, a highly automated store that opened to the public in Seattle in January.