PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Amazon looks to be moving forward with opening grocery stores in the United States, including in Philadelphia, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The Seattle-based company is aiming to open a chain of stores in Philly, Los Angeles and Chicago.
According to the report, Amazon has signed more than a dozen leases in the Los Angeles area. These stores could open as early as the end of the year.READ MORE: No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For The Heart, New Report Says, But Critics Disagree On ScienceJeffrey Stepien Charged With Murder After Beating To Death Samantha Maag With Pipe Inside Old City Office Building
This expansion is an attempt by the company to increase its focus on their bricks-and-mortar presence and create a way to reach more people.
In March, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon’s new grocery chain isn’t intended to compete directly with the company’s upscale Whole Foods Market chain.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch-Off Worth $1 Million Sold In Kennett Square
The company is also eyeing grocery spaces in New Jersey.