AMZN Stock – Amazon com : to let Whole Foods shoppers pay with a swipe of their palm
The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017.
The deployment stops short of introducing Amazon‘s cashier-less technology at Whole Foods, which critics have said would result in job cuts. Amazon One still requires scanning items at checkout, and the company said it will not impact jobs at Whole Foods.
Amazon said its biometric technology will be live at a Whole Foods near its headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday and will expand to seven more stores in the metro area in coming months.
(Reporting by Jeffrey Dastin in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler)
By Jeffrey Dastin