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Amazon’s pioneering ‘contactless’ shops in north London have successfully weathered the storm as the e-commerce giant closes branches across the UK. The futuristic Amazon Fresh stores, where customers can pick up items and exit without queuing at a till, have been expanding nationwide.

At these high-tech stores, customers simply scan a QR code upon entering, while cameras and trackers automatically identify the items they take from the shelves, streamlining the shopping experience.

Despite recent closures of three Amazon Fresh shops in the UK, including the first-ever UK Fresh shop in Ealing Broadway, Wandsworth, and East Sheen in Richmond, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to offering groceries. Notably, several branches in north London, including Wembley, Chalk Farm, and Upper Street in Angel, have thrived and continue to serve customers seamlessly.

Addressing the closures, a spokesperson for Amazon stated, “While we decided to close three Amazon Fresh stores, it doesn’t mean we won’t grow – this year, we will open new Amazon Fresh stores to better serve customers in the greater London area.” The company expressed its ongoing dedication to investing in the grocery sector, emphasizing that its expansion plans will be influenced by customer preferences and needs.

Amazon’s ‘contactless’ shopping concept has garnered attention for its innovative approach, and the success of their north London branches signals a promising future for this groundbreaking retail model.

As Amazon continues to refine and expand its grocery offerings, customers can expect even more convenient and cutting-edge shopping experiences in the greater London area.

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