// Amazon Fresh to open first UK store outside London
// The store will be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow
Amazon Fresh is set to open the first UK store outside of London in Sevenoaks, Kent, as it focuses on expanding the retail concept.
The first Amazon Fresh store outside of London will be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow.
Council planning documents have shown that permission has been granted for both interior and exterior work on the site.
Job listings have also been posted for retail associates at a Sevenoaks store powered by Just Walk Out technology.
The company’s tech is allowing retailers to “play with space and formats” within their shops.
Amazon has launched several Fresh stores in the UK, but also offers its technology to other retailers, such as Sainsbury’s and WHSmith.
Instead of using checkout tills, customers tap their credit card or mobile phone app as they enter the shop, and are then tracked via cameras and sensors built in to the store, monitoring what they pick up or put back. They can then walk out without the need for paying at a till.