Robots to ‘Fight’ in US Grocery War


12 November, 2018

A Dutch company that sells food is creating "robot supermarkets" in the United States, Reuters has learned. The move will permit it to compete in the fast-growing business of online grocery ordering. The idea is to speed order picking, reduce delivery time, and save money.

The name of the company is Ahold Delhaize. It is based in the Netherlands and owns Peapod, Stop & Shop, Giant Food, Food Lion and other grocery stores.

Company officials are set to speak about the robot supermarket plan at an event for investors on November 13. Officials are expected to discuss their partnership with Takeoff, a new company that builds small warehouses. The Takeoff warehouses will be filled to the top with groceries, and robots will gather shoppers' o