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
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