May 15, 2018
Amazon is planning to open two more cashier-less Amazon Go grocery stores in Chicago and San Francisco. Up until now, the only Amazon Go store was in Seattle. It's unclear exactly when these new stores will open. The Seattle City Council passed a new law that will require companies making more than $20 million a year to pay a 'head tax.' Amazon and other Seattle-based companies will now be required to pay a tax of 14 cents per employee per hour worked, which comes out to roughly $275 per employee each year. In response, Amazon's vice president said this move "forces us to question our growth here."