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Next Up for Amazon ... Drive-Thru Grocery Stores?

This story originally appeared on CNBC

behemoth is developing a drive-thru concept to be first deployed in the area, the Silicon Valley Journal reported.

The concept would allow to order their groceries online, then schedule a pickup, the report said, citing sources familiar with the company's plans.

"We are seeing the emergence of the next generation of the food distribution system," Bill Bishop, chief architect at Brick Meets Click, told the newspaper.

Amazon did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment, and the newspaper said third-party developer Oppidan Investment declined to comment on the project.

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