Amazon to shutter pop-up stores

SEATTLE — Amazon will close its 87 physical pop-up stores in April, it has announced. The pop-ups, located in Whole Foods and Kohl’s as well as malls across the U.S., allow shoppers to try out Amazon products like Kindle e-readers and services such as Prime Video. At the same time, the online giant is planning to expand its Amazon 4 Star stores, which features product from the site with a rating of four or more stars. The company is also adding more Amazon Books stores and dozens of new grocery stores. The announcement does not affect the cashier-less Amazon Go stores.