Walmart could become more competitive with Amazon and other companies with the launch of more than 100 store-based mini fulfillment centers in the next few years, many of which will be powered by speedy, automated picking and packing systems. Randy Mercer, vice president of global product management at 1WorldSync, predicts that Target, Kroger and other retailers won't be far behind.
Automated fulfillment centers may give Walmart an edge
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