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Amazon is targeting London’s Oxford Circus for its first cashier-less UK grocery store. Retail Gazette reports the new Amazon Go shop will not only be the first in the UK, but the first outside the US. Citing Bloomberg, the report claims the e-commerce giant is “dramatically” ramping up the roll-out of physical stores over the next few years, with 3,000 planned openings by 2021. And in a separate report, Reuters says Amazon is also eyeing airports in an effort to win business from “hungry, time-pressed” consumers. But it has not been all positive news for the company and its automated workforce. Last week, 24 workers at a fulfillment centre in New Jersey were hospitalised after a robot tore open a can of bear repellent, allowing the fumes to fill the warehouse

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