Amazon announced that it will close 68 physical retail stores across the U.S. and U.K., including its Amazon Books bookstores, its pop-up shops in various markets and its 4-star stores.
Amazon will continue to operate its Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods grocery stores, as well as its Amazon Go convenience stores.
In a report published by Reuters, Amazon said it would focus more on its grocery markets and a department store concept going forward.
Amazon did not indicate the specific dates of the closure. It also declined to say how many employees would be affected by the closures.