Amazon recently entered the brick-and-mortar space with its purchase of Whole Foods. But their next play may be a lot more focused on their own brand. With about 700 Toys 'R' Us locations in the process of closing their doors for good, there will soon be about 700 more big retail locations standing vacant. A report from Bloomberg suggests the two sides are talking about filling those empty spaces... with Amazon stores.
Amazon has more of its own products to showcase, like its Echo smart home devices; and its own stores would allow the company to put all that stuff we buy online a lot closer to the customers who buy it. You could get it delivered more quickly, or simply pick it up at the Amazon store.
The reports suggests all this could very well go nowhere, but it would be interesting to have a brick-and-mortar Amazon store so close to Bel-Air Mall (and our iHeartRadio offices). I'm kinda hoping this happens.