According to people familiar with the matter, this would help Amazon grow its retail presence so the company can rely less on online shopping at a lower cost than building its own stores and build relationships with competitors.
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Amazon already has 16 branded Go stores in four U.S. cities where customers scan their phones, take products off of shelves and receive a receipt for whatever they took with them.
The company has been in talks to bring Go equipment into OTG’s CIBO Express stores at airports and Cineworld’s Regal theaters, one of the people said.
Another person said Amazon is looking at concession stands in baseball stadiums.
The first Amazon Go store opened to the public after a delay in January 2018 at the company’s campus in Seattle.
Amazon was aiming to open as many as 3,000 Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported last year.