Sep 19, 2018 - Technology

Report: Amazon considering 3,000 cashier-free stores by 2021

Exterior of "AmazonGo" store.

Amazon Go store in Seattle. Photo: David Ryder/Getty Images

Amazon is considering a plan to open 3,000 more cashierless "Amazon Go" stores within the next 3 years, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: A few of the automated grocery stores are already open in the U.S., but a major push like this could give traditional grocery and convenience stores serious checkout line-free competition. Shares of Kroger and Walmart moved lower on the news. Go deeper: Amazon Go is a "fist" aimed at the convenience store industry

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