Amazon Fresh Grocery Store to Replace Fairway in Paramus

An Amazon Fresh Grocery Store

The Paramus Fairway’s getting a fresh start. An Amazon Fresh supermarket is set to replace the shuttered Fairway Market in Paramus, N.J.

Amazon Fresh grocery store
Amazon Fresh grocery store

The Jeff Bezos-owned e-commerce giant bought the former Fairway location out of bankruptcy auction along with another former Fairway store in Woodland Park for a total of $1.5 million last March, The Post previously reported.

Amazon’s plans for the two locations were listed as confidential at the time but came as the Seattle-based company, which also owns Whole Foods, was beginning to expand in the groceries space.

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But Amazon confirmed in November the former Woodland Park Fairway would be converted into an Amazon Fresh. And now, the Paramus location will go the same route, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to

It’s not clear when opening day will be, and the company did not return The Post’s request for comment.

Amazon opened its first Fresh store in Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills neighborhood in September. It’s since opened 11 other locations elsewhere in California and in Illinois, according to the tech giant’s website.

Amazon Fresh is the company’s attempt to offer a mix of in-store and online grocery shopping while attracting a distinct demographic from Whole Foods by offering lower prices. Fresh stores also tend to feature more national staple brands like Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s than Whole Foods, which emphasizes organic food.

As The Post previously reported, Amazon may be looking to scoop up some more Fairway locations to expand Amazon Fresh’s footprint in the Northeast. Only seven of Fairway’s 14 stores were sold at last year’s bankruptcy auction, including the two that went to Amazon. Village Supermarket, which operates Shoprite stores, acquired at least four of those locations as well as rights to the Fairway brand.


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