Amazon Mastered the Internet—Grocery Stores a Different Story

From a Washington Post story by Caroline O’Donovan headlined “Amazon mastered the internet. Grocery stores are a different story.”:

Daniel Kaye was heartbroken when he learned in 2021 that his neighborhood Barnes & Noble was being booted from a local shopping plaza. “Whoever owned the shopping center had a plan, and it didn’t involve them,” said Kaye, a children’s book author.

That plan turned out to be an Amazon Fresh. The high-tech grocery store with midrange prices was supposed to help “revamp” the Willow Grove shopping plaza in suburban Philadelphia into a hip hub for savvy commuters, according to its website.