Complete Story


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.

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Washington Post.

Printer-Friendly Version