Amazon spent the first phase of its life building up its online retail presence, causing problems for many brick and mortar outfits along the way. Amazon has branched out and recognizes the value of brick and mortar, and the company’s physical retail push includes bookstores, pop-up retail shops, and now grocery stores.
GeekWire previously reported on Amazon’s push to open drive-up grocery stores in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. The immediate question that comes to mind is, why? Why is Amazon diving in to the brick and mortar side traditionally dominated by large grocery stores? [Full Story]