Amazon is looking to open more of its cashier-less Go stores across the United States and it looks like San Francisco and Chicago will be among the next cities to get them according to new job postings for store managers.
In response to the postings, discovered by The Seattle Times, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed that stores were being planned for both of the cities though they didn’t specify what timing looked like.
There aren’t many details beyond the general inside the job listings, but they do list a couple of management positions around these two sites.
Earlier this week, the SF Chronicle reported that an Amazon Go store could be coming to SF’s heavily-trafficked Union Square downtown area. Meanwhile, the company has a permit for what would be a much smaller 635 sq. foot “Amazon store” inside Chicago’s Loop area.
Amazon’s Go store is designed with the idea of getting consumers in and out of a convenient store-like grocery without ever having to go through the check-out process. The store relies heavily on cameras tracking customers and seeing what they select while charging them directly through an Amazon Go app. The company’s “store of the future” is currently only in Seattle and appears to be a wholly separate initiative from Whole Foods which Amazon acquired last year.
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