Amazon to launch its first grocery store in Los Angeles
While being the first of its kind, the new store isn’t expected to use cashier-less technology
Amazon has begun hiring for a new grocery store that is to open in the neighbourhood of Woodland Hills, Los Angeles next year, according to a job posting on Amazon’s website.
Woodland Hills is the first of what is expected to be a new chain of grocery stores launched by the tech giant.
The new store isn’t expected to use cashier-less technology of the kind used in Amazon Go stores. Instead, a conventional checkout system is planned.
The store is hiring for full-time positions with “competitive wages and benefits” and has a starting pay rate of $16.90 (£13.17) for the role of “zone leader”, which is an in-store customer facing job.
The store will be housed in a shopping centre in a unit that may have formerly been a former Toys R Us location, according to information obtained from Google Maps.
Amazon currently has 17 Amazon Go stores in four US cities, and has rolled out physical Amazon Books stores, as well as Amazon 4-star stores, which sell consumer goods in the top performing categories on the online shop, such as electronics.
Earlier this month, the company said it was creating a $40m (£31m) innovation hub in Westborough, a town 35 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts. The centre is slated to open in 2021 and will create about 200 tech and advanced manufacturing jobs.