NewsNational News

Actions

Amazon could make mall department stores into fulfillment centers

Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 2:27 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 15:27:10-04

Amazon is reportedly looking to open fulfillment centers in empty mall department stores across the country.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon executives have been in talks with the Simon Property Group, one of the largest mall owners in the country, to turn empty retail spaces into warehouses that process and ship online orders.

According to Business Insider, Amazon could take over anchor department store space previously occupied by Sears and JCPenney, both of which have filed for bankruptcy and closed dozens of stores across the country, including the Sears in Lafayette.

The deal would provide Amazon with warehouse space in cities across the US and reportedly decrease shipping times for the company.

Business Insider says that many of Amazon's fulfillment centers already occupy spaces in old strip malls that have gone out of business.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel