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Amazon Fresh Grocery Stores Reportedly Coming To Twin Cities Area

This article was originally published on July 16, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Amazon is reportedly bringing four of its Fresh grocery stores to the Twin Cities area.

According to a report from Axios, the retail giant has plans to open locations in Riverdale Village in Coon Rapids, Burnsville's Cobblestone Court, Eagan's Town Centre and in Arden Hills. Construction is underway for the Coon Rapids location and construction has been fully approved for the Eagan and Arden Hills location.

Many of the Fresh stores don't require customers to check out, instead their bill will automatically be charged to their Amazon account when they walk out. Inc. Opens Amazon Fresh Store
A customer queues to shop at the Inc. Amazon Fresh cashierless convenience store in the Ealing area of London, U.K., on Thursday, March 4, 2021. The store, like its U.S. counterparts, will use an array of cameras and other sensors to track shoppers as they pull items off the shelves, and charges a credit card on file after they exit. (credit: Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The stores are reportedly equipped with camera technologies, weight sensors and other technology to detect the merchandise customers take or return to shelves.

Amazon has opened "roughly a dozen" of these stores so far, mostly in California and Illinois, according to Axios' reporting.

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