Sevenoaks District Council Leader Cllr Peter Fleming told Kent Online that recent job listings and ongoing refurbishment work to the site suggested that a move looked likely.
He said: “It is clear that the former Baby Gap store has had the level of work done to it that would certainly be needed for what is described as the next generation of shop.
“It is looking increasingly likely that the former Baby Gap store in Bligh’s Meadow will be one of the first Amazon Fresh stores outside London.”
The retailer opened its first UK grocery store in Ealing, London, last year. Selling prepared meals, groceries, and Amazon devices, Amazon Fresh stores rely on technology to guide the shopping experience, with shoppers’ purchases noted via ceiling cameras and shelf weight sensors.
A cashless store, consumers gain access to the property via a smartphone QR code, with their registered credit card then being billed as they leave the shop.