Walmart Will Add Automated Micro-Fulfillment To Dozens Of Stores

Walmart will add automated micro-fulfillment centers to dozens of store locations, according to a company blog post. The company did not provide a timeline for the rollout or indicate where it will introduce the centers. The company will test a variety of configurations across multiple tech providers, including Alert Innovation, Dematic and Fabric. Some of Walmart’s “local fulfillment centers,” for example, will appear in existing store space, while others will be added on to the building. Walmart will also add automated drive-thru pickup points at select stores that allow shoppers to drive up, scan a code and collect their order. Read more at Retail Dive.