LAS VEGAS — Amazon is all over the place at CES — with major announcements from subsidiary Ring, new offerings from its in-home delivery service and a near-endless slate of third-party devices featuring Alexa — but a favorite of the tech giant’s Seattle employees also made the trip to Las Vegas.
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The Amazon Community Banana Stand that is a staple of its Seattle campus and evokes thoughts of the Bluth family icon has been popular amongst CES attendees. Though it’s a regular site in Seattle, many weary attendees appeared initially puzzled by the concept, before giving in and accepting a Potassium-filled power up.
We’re told the company prepared to give out 3,000 bananas today. Every time GeekWire passed by the stand, the “banistas” were reloading, so that’s probably a good sign.
Amazon started the banana stand in 2015, and according to a promotional video, the idea came straight from Jeff Bezos, like many of the company’s other key initiatives. In 2017, Amazon reached a milestone of 1 million bananas given away.