Amazon reported to be starting grocery chain

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Amazon is making plans to open grocery stores in several major U.S. cities, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Quoting unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal states the Seattle-based giant plans to open its first grocery store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year.

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The new stores would be different from Whole Foods Market, which Amazon acquired in 2017.

Amazon, which was built on online sales, has been moving more into the brick-and-mortar world and also has been testing out cashierless stores with automated checkouts.

It is not clear if these new grocery stores would be cashierless.