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Amazon Is Planning to Open Cashierless Supermarkets Next Year

The technology powering Amazon Go convenience stores also could be licensed to other retailers.

Amazon Opens First Go Store To Accept Cash
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Updated on Inc. is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions that includes the possibility of licensing the technology to other retailers.

The new store formats and licensing initiative could launch as soon as the first quarter of 2020, according to a person familiar with the project. Amazon is testing a supermarket equipped with Go technology in a 10,400-square-foot retail space in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.