Grocery Stores Have Started Using Robots During the Coronavirus
Grocery stores have deployed robots that clean floors, stock shelves, and deliver groceries to shoppers, according to CNN.
The immense pressure on grocery stores and employees during the coronavirus has forced managers to search for alternate methods. Shoppers have rushed to buy supplies over fears that a nationwide quarantine would force them to stay inside.
Grocers have turned to robots and artificial intelligence. This technology allows them to bring down costs and improve store operations. "I strongly believe that the current health crisis will accelerate the adoption of robots in retail," said Steven Keith Platt, research director for the Retail Analytics Council.
"There's strong interest in moving rapidly in this direction because everyone knows they need to raise their game to stay competitive and it's ultimately more cost-effective to automate than staff up, especially in today's labor market," said Bill Bishop, co-founder of retail and grocery consulting firm Brick Meets Click.
Grocery stores have deployed robots that clean floors, stock shelves, and deliver groceries to shoppers.