December 30, 2022
Across the U.S. Many new Amazon Fresh stores have been built, but some just sit there wondering if Amazon is quietly retreating from its Just Walk Out grocery concept. There is also
I have written information“For the most part, these Amazon Fresh stores look ready to open. Empty, locked doors, no employees, Amazon’s shift from rapid expansion to cost cutting has left such “zombie” grocery stores across the country. “
After a two-year expansion that now has 44 stores in the US and 19 in the UK, Amazon will be opening new Fresh stores from September onwards. at least 7 locationsaccording to realof Analysis of The Informations Findings.The company has 26 more in development, most recently detroit free press A report indicates that the two are heading to the Detroit area.
We found weeks of lost package notices in several unopened locations. real said, “It’s cheaper for the company to keep the store open while it’s not open than to close the store entirely. The company is struggling with rent, maintenance costs and taxes, but it’s a good idea to close the store.” This could force Amazon to pay out leases and severance pay to its employees.”
mid-November, new york times reported that Amazon plans to lay off about 10,000 employees. Devices, retail, and human resources are the hardest-hit sectors.December 2nd report from computer world showed that layoffs could balloon to 20,000 as pandemic-induced employment reverses.
In March of this year, Amazon surprised many. shutter Its Amazon Books, Amazon 4 stars, and pop-up locations. At the time, an Amazon spokesperson said: new york times The company “will continue to focus more on Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods Market, Amazon Go, Amazon Style stores and Just Walk Out technology.”
One good thing: Amazon Posted Third-quarter brick-and-mortar net sales increased 10% year-over-year.
Discussion question: Do you think the slowdown in Amazon Fresh store openings is a temporary curtailment, or a sign that Amazon may be reassessing its concept approach? Do you think walk-out technology, other aspects of the concept, macroeconomic pressures, or other factors contributed to the delay?
“AmazonFresh has serious structural problems.”