Amazon opens second Just Walk Out Whole Foods

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Amazon has added Just Walk Out standalone checkout technology at a second Whole Foods store in Sherman Oaks, Calif., about a month after the platform launched at a new store in Washington, DC, according to a Chain Store Age report on Wednesday 16 March.

Just Walk Out uses a combination of computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning, allowing shoppers to fill their carts and skip the line.

While originally only available at Amazon Go convenience stores and small-format grocery stores, the company recently added Just Walk Out to a handful of Amazon Fresh tech grocery stores through a retail license. third-party detail.

Just Walk Out shoppers can scan the QR code in the Whole Foods Market or Amazon app, hover over their palm using the Amazon One palm-based payment system, or insert a credit or debit card linked to their account Amazon.

Whole Foods customers who wish to use cash, prepaid cards, Whole Foods Market gift cards, EBT or eWic can use the self-checkout machines. Just Walk Out customers will receive a digital receipt in the Whole Foods Market app.

The new Whole Foods store equipped with Just Walk Out emphasizes local California produce, according to the report.

It includes a juice bar with smoothies, fresh juices, acai bowls, and a variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as a full-service seafood counter, full-service butcher , a prepared meals section with a deli counter and hot and hot entrees. cold food bars.

It also has a specialty department offering a range of cheese selections, a selection of more than 600 beers and wines, a bakery, and a wellness and beauty section, according to the report.

Related: Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ Whole Foods Store Opens As Frictionless Checkout Takes Effect

In February, Amazon launched Just Walk Out in Washington, DC, Whole Foods. Amazon is also working to expand its frictionless payment technology to suburban markets through its Amazon Go convenience store brand.

Coffee giant Starbucks and British grocer Sainsbury’s have also partnered with Amazon to power their stores frictionlessly.

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