Kroger Goes Full Robot to Take On Amazon

Kroger Co., the giant but aging supermarket chain, has unleashed a flurry of initiatives to ensure it won’t get thumped in a post-Amazon-buying-Whole-Foods world: It is revamping locations, bought a meal-kit company, and sold off its convenience-store business. Its biggest gamble, though, is a partnership with British online grocer Ocado Group [...]

2019-07-24T17:03:11+00:00July 24th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Inside the Online-Only Grocer Where Robots Get the Job Done

According to the United Nations, the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, which means we have to find a better way to feed the planet. This includes not just how food is grown, but stored, transported, picked, and delivered to the customer. Expect mobile edge computing, advanced automated [...]

2018-12-27T16:52:45+00:00December 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Amazon Is Joining a Vicious Grocery Price War in U.K.

It is a wonder Amazon is interested in U.K. grocery. Ocado, Britain’s largest online-only grocer, blamed intense competition for “sustained and continuing margin pressure” in a trading update Tuesday. The shares fell 13% in morning trading. Amazon launched its AmazonFresh grocery operation in early June in a limited number of [...]

2016-09-13T16:39:13+00:00September 13th, 2016|Tags: , |