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AmazonGo highly productive but no threat to Kroger, studies find

Nov 06, 2018 - Cincinnati Business Courier

Amazon.com's new cashierless convenience store Amazon Go is soaring in popularity and proving to be highly productive. But it doesn't pose much of a threat to Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and other supermarkets.

Those are the findings of two separate studies of the new and fast-growing Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) store that enables customers to shop and pay without any cashiers. Customers conduct the entire transaction through their smart phones.

First, the good news for Amazon. Strategic advisor...