Amazon could soon be opening a new grocery store in Philadelphia, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
While the location for the company’s new food market has yet to be announced, Amazon's store would provide a new food shopping option for Philadelphia residents and Penn students.
The report said the company's store in Philadelphia would be part of a larger chain of grocery stores, with initial stores in Chicago and Los Angeles in addition to the one planned for Philadelphia. CNBC reported that Amazon has already signed over a dozen leases in Los Angeles alone.
Amazon declined to comment for the Wall Street Journal's article, saying they refuse to comment on media speculation and rumors.
A new market in the Philadelphia area could provide Penn students with another location for grocery shopping. Current popular choices include The Fresh Grocer, which was temporarily closed earlier this year due to health violations, and the new Giant Heirloom Market, a gourmet grocery market.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Amazon stores would stock normal groceries like soda and Oreos.
If the store located is near Penn, it would be yet another outpost for the company on Penn's campus. In 2016, the e-commerce giant opened Amazon@Penn, a delivery and shipping center located underneath the 1920 Commons dining hall.
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