Amazon Mastered the Internet
However, it hasn't mastered the grocery store
Daniel Kaye was heartbroken when he learned in 2021 that his neighborhood Barnes & Noble was being booted from a local shopping plaza. “Whoever owned the shopping center had a plan, and it didn’t involve them,” said Kaye, a children’s book author.
That plan turned out to be an Amazon Fresh. The high-tech grocery store with midrange prices was supposed to help "revamp" the Willow Grove shopping plaza in suburban Philadelphia into a hip hub for savvy commuters, according to its website.
But two years later, the site remains vacant. And Willow Grove is suing for breach of contract — one of four lawsuits targeting the faltering Amazon Fresh experiment.
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