Walmart has recruited tech startup Alert Innovation to create Alphabot, a warehouse system that's expected to process online grocery orders faster and with less human labor. If adopted industry-wide, this type of platform could make the big brick-and-mortar grocery nearly obsolete, with more smaller stores opening to meet in-between order needs, writes Richard Kestenbaum, co-founder of Triangle Capital.
Walmart's Alphabot platform may lead to fewer big-box groceries
Sign up for Consumer Brands Association SmartBrief
News for the food, beverage and CPG industry
Get the intelligence you need: news and information that is changing your industry today, hand-curated by our professional editors from thousands of sources and delivered straight to your inbox.