Amazon Fresh Grocery Store : Amazon is reorganizing US fresh grocery stores, leading to job losses -NYC Amazon is reorganizing its Fresh Grocery locations in the US to improve efficiency.
The company will eliminate “zone lead” jobs in its grocery stores, which are lower-level management positions overseeing staff and addressing customer concerns.
Amazon’s job layoffs at Fresh will impact hundreds of staff, as reported by The Washington Post.
Jessica Martin, an Amazon representative, stated that they regularly evaluate store needs, aiming to improve efficiency for employees and provide value to customers. As a result, we will update our staffing and operations model to better serve our workers and customers
Affected individuals will receive severance payments and help finding new positions within the company. Those who choose to leave Amazon will still be eligible for the packages.
Amazon operates 44 Fresh grocery stores in the US, mainly in California, Illinois, Virginia, and Washington. The company aims to maximize supermarket portfolio efficiency in uncertain economic climate.
As part of its strategic examination, the firm plans to discontinue operations at some Amazon Fresh and Go locations. In April, Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, restructured operations, eliminating hundreds of jobs.
Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO, sees huge growth potential in the food and grocery industry. However, he admitted the need to find a “mass grocery format” that aligns with the organization’s long-term goals.
The supermarket chain cutbacks are part of larger layoffs at Amazon, impacting around 27,000 workers.