Amazon Go launches in the UK

Amazon is to launch its first tech-driven grocery Amazon Go store in the UK this week.

The stores, which sell fresh produce, meat, seafood, bakery items, and household essentials, are a “Just Walk Out Shopping” experience, using contactless payment technology.

Shops have sensors and cameras that track what customers put into their shopping baskets and customers are charged via the Amazon Go app on their phone.

As customers walk into the store, they scan their phones against a sensor and the bill is automatically charged to their Amazon account when they leave.

According to The Mail on Sunday, Amazon plans to open its first shop in Ealing, West London later on this week.

The tabloid said that the launch is the “first in a wave of grocery shops” to be opened by the retail giant.

It also said industry sources believe that longtime supermarket partner Morrisons will be providing produce and stock to the AmazonGo store and is “preparing to dispatch products ready for the launch.”

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