Amazon reported to be planning 260 supermarkets across UK in next three years

Amazon is reported to be planning 260 supermarkets across UK in next three years - with no tills and no cash accepted.

The retail giant is said to be planning the rapid rollout over the next three years.


Amazon currently has six Amazon Fresh grocery stores in the UK, having opened its first in March this year in Ealing, West London.


Customers scan a quick response code as they enter the shop then put items in their bag.


Cameras and sensors then detect what they have picked and shoppers walk out with their purchases, which are then charged to their account.


A report by Business Insider claims documents show Amazon is looking to open another 60 stores next year, 100 in 2023 and 100 more in 2024.


The documents are said to say: “In 2022, we assume a broader rollout of two store launches per week by the end of [the] year.


"In 2023 and 2024, we are planning 100 stores launched per year, in line with more aggressive opening programmes achieved by convenience stores in the UK in the last five years.”


The report also claims Amazon is looking to open supermarkets in Germany, Spain and Italy next year.


Source: Manchester Evening News