Amazon to open its first grocery stores on the East Coast

By Annie Palmer4 days ago

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Key Points

  • Amazon plans to open four grocery stores on the East Coast, the company confirmed Thursday.
  • It's unclear if the stores, which will be based in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland, will mirror Amazon's Fresh grocery chain.
  • Amazon opened its first Fresh grocery store in California in September and it has since expanded rapidly.

Inside Amazon's first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Los Angeles.

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Amazon is opening its first grocery stores on the East Coast, the company confirmed Thursday, in the latest sign of its efforts to upend traditional supermarkets.

The company plans to open two grocery stores in the Washington, D.C., area. One will be in the city's Logan Circle neighborhood and the other will be in the northern Virginia town of Franconia, not far from Amazon's second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, which is in the Crystal City section of Arlington.

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