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Amazon government 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 not too long ago misplaced a high-profile government who oversaw the corporate’s rising brick-and-mortar division.

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

“After 14+ years in the present day is my final day at Amazon,” Janes wrote in a LinkedIn submit on Tuesday. “The experiences and alternatives Amazon has supplied me have been nothing wanting life-changing.”

Janes held roles throughout plenty of divisions throughout his tenure at Amazon, together with overseeing groups for the Prime Video streaming service, the Kindle e-reader and the ill-fated Hearth 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 know-how 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 know-how to third-party retailers, permitting it to scale past Amazon’s personal bodily retail footprint.

Janes reported on to Dilip Kumar, Amazon’s vp of bodily retail and know-how, who developed and launched Amazon’s Go shops and cashierless know-how, and likewise oversees Amazon’s experimental grocery know-how, resembling 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 government to depart from Amazon’s grocery division in current months. Wei Gao, who served as Amazon’s vp 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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