The 21,500-square-foot store, located in Washington, D.C.’s Glover Park neighborhood, is the first of two Whole Foods stores expected to open this year featuring the technology.
Amazon first debuted the technology, which allows customers to pick up items and walk out of the store without going through a physical checkout process, in its Amazon Go stores. Customers at Whole Foods have the option to skip the register for a convenient, fast shopping experience that links to their Amazon account. Amazon Prime members who shop at Whole Foods also have access to discounts and an additional 10% off hundreds of in-store sale items.
The D.C. store comes as Amazon is continuing to expand its Just Walk Out tech after recently rolling it out to an Amazon Go store format targeting the suburbs.
The new Whole Foods store features many familiar brand staples, including a prepared foods section with hot and cold food bars; an array of organic, conventional, local and Sourced for Good produce, plus local offerings; a seafood counter; full-service butcher; an extensive selection of beers and wines; and more.
The Glover Park location will also aim to give back to the community by supporting STEM for Her programs in the Washington, D.C., metro area.