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Smart Carts and No More Just Walk Out: The Evolution of Amazon’s Fresh Grocery Chain

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Amazon Fresh stores, such as the one on Long Island, are no longer using ‘Just Walk Out’ technology

Amazon is making changes to its Amazon Fresh stores by removing the Just Walk Out technology, including at the Oceanside store, as part of a broader effort to renovate the grocery chain. Instead of using this technology that allowed customers to pay for items without waiting in line and receive receipts afterwards, smart carts will now be introduced, allowing customers to skip the checkout line while also being able to monitor their spending in real time.

The decision to remove Just Walk Out technology was first reported by The Information and is being implemented in 27 of the 44 Fresh grocery stores across the country, primarily in California, Illinois, Virginia, and Washington state. During the redesign of Fresh stores in the past year, Amazon spokesperson Carly Golden mentioned that customer feedback indicated a desire to see receipts and savings as they shopped, which the smart carts will now provide.

The Oceanside store, located at 3620 Long Beach Rd., is the sole Fresh supermarket in New York state and occupies a 47,300-square-foot space previously belonging to Waldbaum’s supermarket. Beyond Amazon Fresh, Amazon also operates Amazon Go cashier-free convenience stores and owns Whole Foods, acquired in 2017. Despite previous disruptions predicted in the grocery sector following Amazon’s entry

By Samantha Jones

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