Walmart are thinking that they have a weapon in technology which is going to be enabling it to pick and deliver the online groceries faster for the shoppers as the company is trying to consolidate their position as being the largest grocer of America.
On Wednesday, the big-box retailers have unveiled the platforms which are known as Alphabot that has been stealthily testing their Supercenters based in Salem since the middle of 2019. Walmart has said that the Salem store is going to continue to serve as the home of Alhoabot while they are analyzing the process of picking and packing over and over again and improving it. It has said that they are eventually going to assess the plans for rolling it out on a broader scale in the United States.
An executive in central operations, Tom Ward has said that the groceries play a major role in the growth of e-commerce. He said that they are seeing that the customers have been enjoying the use of services and that is how they are able to innovate in the space. They are also pleased with what they have been able to see in the last one year.
The grocery business of Walmart has been doing very well particularly online. That is very good news for the retailer. The sales from groceries are amounting for the 56% of the total revenue for Walmart when it comes to United States.
However, the company has been facing a lot more competition in this space form the likes of Amazon who had purchased Whole Foods in the year 2017. The others like Kroger and Costco are also trying to adapt themselves to the increasingly changing demands of the consumers.