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• Amazon announced today the opening of two new Amazon Go checkout-free stores - one at 53rd & Lexington in New York City (the third in the Big Apple) and the other at Embarcadero Center in San Francisco (the fourth in the city by the Bay).

The company said that “in total, we now have 15 Amazon Go stores open overall in Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City. We have also previously confirmed three new Amazon Go stores are coming soon to Madison & Minor in Seattle, and One Two Pru (Prudential Plaza) and Merch Mart in Chicago.”

• The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Giant Eagle has “inked a lease deal to open a 23,000-square-foot space” that will serve as a tech hub in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, with “about 150 current and new employees at the office” … Giant Eagle’s planned tech annex will focus on supporting the company’s digital offerings.
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