* Spokesman says no plans to open stores
* Newspaper said firm was planning to open UK stores
(Adds reaction from Amazon)
LONDON, Dec 6 Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), the
world's largest online retailer, has no plans to open stores
anywhere in the world, it said on Sunday, in response to a
report it was planning to open high street shops in Britain.
A spokesman for the group said it had no plans to open
physical stores after the Sunday Times reported the group was
looking to cash in on the rising customer demand for so-called
click and collect services, where customers buy goods online and
pick them up from a shop.
The Sunday Times report, which cited property landlords and
a source familiar with the proposals, said the offer would save
consumers from having to wait in for home deliveries.
The Amazon spokesman declined to comment any further on the
report, including whether it could partner with retailers, or
its future plans.
(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Karen Foster)