- Amazon is reportedly aiming to bring its autonomous checkout technology to Whole Foods stores in 2021.
- This would give the ecommerce giant the opportunity to showcase its offerings and recruit merchants to license its tech.
The ecommerce titan plans to start rolling out the technology it uses at its Amazon Go stores to Whole Foods locations in Q2 2021, according to the New York Post. Bringing the technology, which tracks shoppers and products so consumers can grab their items and leave without stopping to physically check out, to Whole Foods’ over 500 locations would be a major accomplishment for Amazon because it’d prove that it can retrofit existing stores with its technology.
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