Amazon Go is heading to Chicago and San Francisco, according to a report from The Seattle Times, marking the first expansion of the online retailer’s cashier-less grocery store from its initial Seattle location.
Per The Seattle Times, Amazon has posted job listings for store managers at upcoming locations in Chicago and San Francisco. An Amazon representative later confirmed that the company is planning to open Amazon Go stores in those cities, although no timetable or date has been announced yet.
The news isn’t a complete surprise to those who have been watching Amazon closely. Curbed reported back in February that Amazon had bought a retail space in Chicago, and The San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that Amazon would be opening a retail space near Union Square, but today’s news is the first official word on the new stores.
The first Amazon Go location opened back in January near Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle. The automated store has customers scan their phone when they first arrive, and then uses a variety of cameras and sensors to track what items customers have picked up and automatically charge them when they leave the store.