Amazon Robots to revamp how Whole Foods runs warehouses
Yes, the first big doings attributable to Amazon’s groundbreaking purchase of Whole Foods will take place in the warehouses. Gary Hawkins, CEO of the Center for Advancing Retail and Technology, told Bloomberg, “The easiest place for Amazon to bring its expertise to bear is in the warehouses because that’s where Amazon really excels.” The efficiency and cost reductions made possible by the warehouse robots should afford Whole Foods customers significant price reductions at the checkout counter, even though robots won’t be visible at retail outlets themselves — at least not at first. Read more...
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