As published in The Grocer on 26 November

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Bold plans are the online giant’s MO, but Amazon’s newly formed team faces a raft of logistical challenges to meet its target for the UK.

Richard Curry, foodstore specialist advisor and Partner at Rapleys comments “People that own property here just don’t like the way [Amazon] lease,” says Richard Curry, partner at Rapleys. US companies often take a “why don’t you do it our way?” attitude, he adds, and with Amazon “you have to sign all sorts of NDAs just to know it’s them, which seems a bit excessive”.

Furthermore, “there will be an air of scepticism about their performance until they’ve opened a few more” Curry says.

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