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04/11/2022

New Amazon Fresh Brings Just Walk Out Technology to Virginia

Jamie Grill-Goodman
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Amazon Fresh has opened its first grocery store in Fairfax, VA, the first Amazon Fresh location in the area to offer Just Walk Out Shopping, which gives customers the option to skip the checkout line.

Of the Amazon Fresh stores in the U.S., 11 of those have Just Walk Out Shopping (the others have Dash Carts), Amazon tells RIS. Customers who opt for Just Walk Out Shopping can enter the store by scanning the In-Store QR code in their Amazon app, using Amazon One, or inserting a credit or debit card to open the Just Walk Out gates. Once inside the store, customers can shop like normal. Anything they take off the shelf is automatically added to their virtual cart, and anything they put back on the shelf comes out of their virtual cart. At the end of their trip, customers shopping with the Just Walk Out experience simply scan or insert their entry method again to exit and they’re good to go.

“We’re excited to have a new, cost-effective grocery store that has created hundreds of good, quality jobs, and that is invested in our local community,” said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “We are also excited about the technology that this store brings to the grocery store marketplace. We’re thrilled Amazon has decided to bring this technology to Fairfax - a city that embraces innovation and technology - for the benefit of our residents, office workers, and visitors. Amazon has been a great partner in the development of this Fresh store, and we are looking forward to welcoming them into our community.” 

Hundreds of people stood in the rain last Thursday morning, waiting for the 7 a.m. grand opening of the new store, Fairfax City, VA, Patchreported. The store will be donating its unsold food to local food banks, including the Capital Area Food Bank, and supporting the Lamb Center, which is the city's daytime drop-in homeless shelter, according to Patch

“With rates of need still extremely elevated in our region, having new sources of high-quality food for the neighbors we serve has never been more important,” said Radha Muthiah, president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank. “We’re grateful to our partners at Amazon Fresh for connecting our communities with the nutrition they need to thrive today and tomorrow.”

Amazon Fresh Hiring in Northern Virginia

Amazon Fresh is also now hiring for hundreds of full- and part-time positions for three upcoming locations in the area in Lorton, Manassas, and Arlington, VA. All positions will offer competitive starting wages of at least $15.50 – $17.50 per hour depending on the role and shift, a variety of benefits packages starting from the first day on the job, and opportunities for career growth.Interested candidates can visit www.amazonstores.jobs to learn more and apply.