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Cashless bans could hinder Amazon Go expansion

March 25, 2019

Backlash against cashless stores is growing in some of the major markets where Amazon currently operates Go stores as well as those where it’s looking to expand. Philadelphia’s mayor just signed a bill to ban cashless stores, with the law set to go into effect July 1, and New Jersey’s governor followed suit earlier this week. Prior to these efforts, the state of Massachusetts, which banned cashless stores way back in 1978, was the only public entity that required retailers to accept cash.

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