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Amazon to launch more US brick-and-mortar stores: report

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New York (AFP) – Aiming for a bigger presence in US brick-and-mortar retail, Amazon plans to open “several” multipurpose shopping venues similar to department stores, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The stores will sell household items, electronics and apparel, showcasing Amazon’s private-label merchandise, the newspaper said, adding that some of the first stores are expected in the states of California and Ohio. The move comes on the heels of Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, which significantly expanded the e-commerce giant’s presence in physical r…

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