In Washington, DC, Marymount University said that a new on-campus convenience store is equipped with Amazon Go's checkout-free technology.
According to the story, "The private, Catholic liberal arts university is the first higher education institution to incorporate Amazon’s technology, most often seen in Amazon Fresh grocery stores, in an on-campus store, Marymount spokesman Nick Munson said. The Saints 24 store sits inside the 200-bed Gerard Phelan Hall, in a lobby previously used as a check-in desk and since renovated as a student lounge and store … The cost and length of the university’s contract with Amazon is unclear. Munson declined to comment, saying the agreement is confidential. Amazon declined to address the deal itself."
I think a college campus is a great place for a Go store, and the fact that Amazon continues to license the technology while closing down some of its own stores, makes me wonder if it is going to focus more on that side of the business. It is less capital intensive to license the tech, which would seem more in line with current priorities.