Amazon to reportedly open dozens of grocery stores across the US

Retail giant plans to open its first store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year, according to a Wall Street Journal report Amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stores across the United States as it looks to expand in the food business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company, which bought the upscale Whole Foods chain for $13.7bn in 2017, is now in talks to open grocery stores in shopping centers in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC and Philadelphia, the Journal report said. The online retail giant plans to open its first store in Los Angeles as early as the end of the year, and has …

Woody Allen just sued Amazon for $68 million

Woody Allen filed a $68 million suit with the Southern District of New York today over a four-picture deal with Amazon. The suit arrives as Allen’s latest film, “A Rainy Day in New York” has been set in limbo, months after release. The film, which stars Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning and Jude Law, among others, has been shelved following the latest round of controversy around the filmmaker’s 1992 sexual assault allegations. A number of the film’s stars have since expressed regret at participating in the picture and others have agreed to donate their salaries to charity. “Amazon has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old, baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to …