How Robots Are Helping To Shape The Future Of Retail

by MR Magazine Staff

The weekly grocery shop can be a familiar routine. Times are changing, though, with many of us now choosing to buy our essentials in different ways. Sixty-five percent of Britons now “regularly or occasionally” visit the supermarket more than once a day, while 11 percent decide what they’ll have for supper “just before” eating, according to the Waitrose Food and Drink Report for 2017-18. Innovation is also driving change in the U.K, and technology has been at the heart of online supermarket Ocado’s business since it was launched in 2000. Today, the company, which describes itself as “the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer,” says it has more than 580,000 active customers. The business was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2010, and in 2015 exceeded £1 billion ($1.32 billion) in annual sales. Read more at CNBC.