Category Archives: Retailers

Walmart to Debut High-Tech Consolidation Center

Walmart Inc. has revealed plans to open a 340,000-square-foot high-tech consolidation center in Colton, Calif., this July – the first in the company’s supply chain to receive, sort and ship freight via automated technology that “will enable three times more volume to flow throughout the center .

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Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses

Ahold Delhaize will roll out small, automated warehouses to speed order picking and cut delivery times, as it revamps its e-commerce business in response to rising competition. The company will automate order collection at mini “robot supermarkets” attached to the stores of its U.S. chains like Stop & Shop, teaming up with Takeoff, a startup which builds small warehouses that stack groceries to save space and use robot arms to assemble shoppers’ orders. The warehouses cost about $3 million to build, which Takeoff says is less than the cost of a typical store revamp, reported Reuters.

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