In 2017, it was announced that Amazon had purchased the Whole Foods.  Now, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, Amazon plans on opening more grocery stores completely separate from Whole Foods.

Although Amazon did not respond to the WSJ's request for a comment about this news, the article says that the first of these new stores will be located in Los Angeles and that others are planned for San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

The stores will offer a larger selection of items than Whole Foods.  WSJ also says that Amazon may be looking at spaces vacated by K-Mart stores that have closed.

This would not be the first time Amazon opened physical retail stores.  In fact, the company's website lists dozens of retail stores, including Amazon Pop-Up, Amazon 4-Star, and Amazon Books.  There is an Amazon Books in Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, as well as Amazon Pop-Up's in Deptford Mall, Freehold Raceway Mall, Menlo Park Mall, Jersey Gardens, and Willowbrook Mall.