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Amazon Says Yes to the Fresh

No more Amazon Bookstores.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos started his multinational technology company in Bellevue, Washington in 1994 as an online bookseller operating out of his garage. This week the company announced the closing of all 68 of its bookstores, including one of its firsts in Georgetown in 2018. 

“We’ve decided to … focus more on our Amazon Fresh, Whole Foods Market, Amazon Go and Amazon Styles stores and our Just Walk Out technology,” Bloomberg quotes Amazon as saying. “We remain committed to building great, long-term physical retail experiences and technologies, and we’re working closely with our affected employees to help them find new roles within Amazon.”

Whole Foods in Glover Park recently reopened, and is one of only two Whole Foods stores in the country so far with cashier-less payment technology.