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Amazon govt overseeing brick-and-mortar retailer push departs the corporate

The Amazon Go grocery retailer on the Amazon company headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Amazon just lately misplaced a high-profile govt who oversaw the corporate’s rising brick-and-mortar division.

Cameron Janes, Amazon’s vice chairman of bodily retail, left the corporate on Tuesday, in line with his LinkedIn profile.

“After 14+ years as we speak is my final day at Amazon,” Janes wrote in a LinkedIn put up on Tuesday. “The experiences and alternatives Amazon has offered me have been nothing in need of life-changing.”

Janes held roles throughout quite a few divisions throughout his tenure at Amazon, together with overseeing groups for the Prime Video streaming service, the Kindle e-reader and the ill-fated Fireplace cellphone. Janes helped launch Amazon’s chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores earlier than he started managing the majority of the corporate’s bodily retail choices.

Janes was answerable for day-to-day operations of Amazon’s cashierless Go shops, together with the expertise powering these shops, known as “Simply Stroll Out,” which the corporate has put in in its Fresh supermarkets and at some Whole Foods locations. Amazon now sells the cashierless expertise to third-party retailers, permitting it to scale past Amazon’s personal bodily retail footprint.

Janes reported on to Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vice chairman of bodily retail and expertise, who developed and launched Amazon’s Go shops and cashierless expertise, and in addition oversees Amazon’s experimental grocery expertise, corresponding to its Sprint sensible cart and palm-print scanners.

It is unclear the place Janes is headed subsequent. He is additionally not the one high-profile govt to depart from Amazon’s grocery division in current months. Wei Gao, who served as Amazon’s vice chairman of grocery tech, product and provide chain, departed for London-based on-line occasions start-up Hopin in August.

Amazon representatives did not instantly reply to a request for remark.

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