Amazon to open 10% of new snacks near you
Amazon is opening 10% more of its snacks near customers in the U.S. and Canada, its first major expansion since it announced its expansion plans earlier this year.
The company says the move will help it compete with its competition and help customers find products they want.
The move comes as Amazon and other major food and grocery companies have seen declining consumer loyalty in the wake of President Donald Trump’s ban on the sale of products from overseas.
Amazon announced a plan in May to expand distribution in five new markets, including New York City, Los Angeles and Boston.
The move is the latest step in Amazon’s strategy to expand beyond its brick-and-mortar stores, which have been a core part of its business for years.
The company announced in February that it planned to open a grocery store in Chicago, a plan that has been largely stalled by the city’s strict rules on the size of grocery stores.