Amazon’s robots are invading Whole Foods


Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of food retailer Whole Foods earlier certainly looked like part of a strategy to make a dent in the food delivery market. Now experts suggest the place it could start innovating the store is in behind the scenes, with warehouse robots. According to Bloomberg, Amazon will introduce robots into Whole Foods’ warehouses as a way to cut down on costs. Gary Hawkins, CEO of the Center for Advancing Retail and Technology, says of the potential cost-cutting measure: The easiest place for Amazon to bring its expertise to bear is in the warehouses, because that’s where Amazon really…

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