Amazon Fresh is in the process of building a drive-thru grocery store in Boca Raton, Florida, according to Progressive Grocer.
The 35,000-square-foot grocery store, which will be the state’s first Amazon Fresh store, is rumoured to possibly offering drive-thru capabilities according to workers on the site.
The drive-thru lane is currently covered by a canopy adjacent to the east side of the building.
A spokesperson for Amazon has refused to confirm nor deny the rumours, telling the Progressive Grocer it “doesn’t comment on rumour or speculation”.
The drive-thru capability could be be the next strategy in line to attempt to solve the last-mile profitability problem which its model relies so heavily on.
The move follows Amazon’s brief foray into drive-thru which it launched in 2017, called Amazon Fresh Pickup, giving customers the chance to shop online, pick a time slot and pick it up at specified pick-up spaces at the store location.
The news comes as the ecommerce giant’s grocery arm opened another store in Dalston as its assault on the UK grocery sector continues.
The grocer now has six Amazon Fresh store locations in the UK including other locations in Wembley, Ealing, Camden and Canary Wharf.
Amazon doesn’t appear to be slowing down its approach to grocery, despite each store costing around £1 million to fit.
It also announced it was planning to create 2500 tech jobs in the UK however the plans have been disrupted by the shortage of skill workers.