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Is Amazon eyeing robot-managed grocery store?


Amazon denies a report that it is considering its next foray into the grocery segment in a manner that would require very little human intervention.

A widespread report by The New York Post claimed that the retail giant is considering opening two-story, automated supermarket that would feature a staff of robots on the second floor that fulfill orders for shoppers waiting on the main level. The store would only require between three and 10 workers to manage tasks such as restocking or manning drive-thru windows.

Amazon said the report is false.

“As we told the New York Post, we have no plans to build such a store and their story is incorrect,” an Amazon spokesperson told Chain Store Age.

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