Amazon Go Stores are a Threat To Millions of Supermarket Workers

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2018 - PRLog -- Although Amazon has remained completely silent about its supposed plan to open 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, the world of the food industry has reacted with surprise and much concern.

The news that was published by Bloomberg a few days ago and the silence of Amazon, have raised the anxiety among independent stores and supermarket worker unions, which see their future threatened, according to analysts.

The United Food and Commercial Food Workers International Union, which represents more than one million workers in supermarkets and retails in the United States, issued a statement rejecting Amazon's purported intentions to open thousands of cashierless stores considering them as a threat to the workers in the industry.

In the statement, the union warns that "It is time for America's elected leaders to wake up to the economic threat Amazon poses to our economy. Make no mistake, opening cashierless stores is not about convenience; rather, it is about greed."

Union president Marc Perrone, added " Jeff Bezos and Amazon and deploying a business… To read the complete story, click on this link: https://abasto.com/en/news/amazon-go-threat-supermarket-workers/

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