• Amazon said last week that "the Seattle Seahawks and Lumen Field announced today plans to modernize the stadium’s concessions experience with a new store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology for checkout-free shopping and Amazon One for entry and payment with palm recognition.
:"Lumen Field will become the first NFL stadium to implement both technologies in a single store, District Market. Amazon’s technologies are designed to offer fans a frictionless shopping experience as they grab food and drinks to get them back to the game faster by eliminating checkout lines … The stadium’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One-enabled store will be located on the upper concourse in an upgraded area of section 323. District Market will offer a selection of assorted beer, wine, seltzers, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with gameday snacks and cuisine from the stadium’s community neighbors in Seattle’s International District."
Customers will have the option of using a credit card to enter the store, or "hover their palm over an Amazon One device to enter." The store is scheduled to open when the Seahawks open their regular season at home on Monday, September 12.
• Amazon announced that it "has signed an agreement with Plug Power to supply 10,950 tons per year of green hydrogen for its transportation and building operations starting in 2025. The company will start to use green hydrogen to replace grey hydrogen, diesel, and other fossil fuels as it works to decarbonize its operations, and this green hydrogen supply contract will provide enough annual power for 30,000 forklifts or 800 heavy-duty trucks used in long-haul transportation."