Amazon executive overseeing brick-and-mortar store push departs the company

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The Amazon Go market store astatine the Amazon firm office successful Seattle, Washington.

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Amazon precocious mislaid a high-profile enforcement who oversaw the company's increasing brick-and-mortar division.

Cameron Janes, Amazon's vice president of carnal retail, near the institution connected Tuesday, according to his LinkedIn profile.

"After 14+ years contiguous is my past time astatine Amazon," Janes wrote successful a LinkedIn station connected Tuesday. "The experiences and opportunities Amazon has provided maine person been thing abbreviated of life-changing."

Janes held roles crossed a fig of divisions during his tenure astatine Amazon, including overseeing teams for the Prime Video streaming service, the Kindle e-reader and the ill-fated Fire phone. Janes helped motorboat Amazon's chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores earlier helium began managing the bulk of the company's carnal retail offerings.

Janes was successful complaint of day-to-day operations of Amazon's cashierless Go stores, on with the exertion powering those stores, called "Just Walk Out," which the institution has installed successful its Fresh supermarkets and astatine some Whole Foods locations. Amazon present sells the cashierless exertion to third-party retailers, allowing it to standard beyond Amazon's ain carnal retail footprint.

Janes reported straight to Dilip Kumar, Amazon's vice president of carnal retail and technology, who developed and launched Amazon's Go stores and cashierless technology, and besides oversees Amazon's experimental market technology, specified arsenic its Dash astute cart and palm-print scanners.

It's unclear wherever Janes is headed next. He's besides not the lone high-profile enforcement to depart from Amazon's market part successful caller months. Wei Gao, who served arsenic Amazon's vice president of market tech, merchandise and proviso chain, departed for London-based online events start-up Hopin successful August.

Amazon representatives didn't instantly respond to a petition for comment.

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