Amazon held talks with Starbucks to put its cashierless Go stores in a new cobranded coffee shop as part of an effort to expand the “Just Walk Out” technology found in those stores, Insider has learned.
The project, internally code-named “Verde,” was designed to build a lounge-style café that offers both Starbucks’ craft beverages and Amazon’s assortment of baked goods and hot foods, without the hassle of having to wait in line to check out, according to Amazon’s internal document obtained by Insider.
The initial layout of the store shows Amazon Go’s food section within a café, which has lounge seating. Customers would have to use separate apps for pay — Starbucks’ app for drinks and Amazon’s app for food — though the companies eventually want to build an integrated solution. The store was expected to have a newly created brand.Business Insider