Amazon shuts pop up stores as it tinkers with store strategy
The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon.com Inc. is shutting down all 87 of its US pop-up stores. Amazon has pop-ups inside Whole Foods locations, Kohl’s stores and malls around the US. The shops let customers try Amazon products. The company will instead focus on expanding Amazon Books and Amazon 4-star, as well as on opening dozens of new grocery stores around the country, with the first expected in Los Angeles sometime this year, according to a separate Journal report last week. The closures also don’t affect cashierless Amazon Go stores, with the business considering opening as many as 3,000 Amazon Go locations by 2021, according to a report from Bloomberg in September 2018.