Mar 20, 2018 - Technology

Amazon considering buying brick and mortar Toys "R" Us locations

An Amazon Go store with heavy consumer traffic

Shoppers enter and exit the Amazon Go store. Photo: by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

With Toys "R" Us, Inc. going bankrupt and looking to sell its brick and mortar locations, Amazon has lined itself up as a potential buyer, Bloomberg reports. Amazon would use the vacant buildings for its own purposes, but it's not clear what those would be.

Why it matters: Amazon is already one of the dominant online retailers in the world, but a physical store could expand its footprint even more. It'd also be Amazon's second big move in the brick and mortar business after it purchased Whole Foods in 2017.

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