Ocado Courts Global Food Retailers With Robot Army
As 600 robots swarm on a grid overhead, the technology boss of British online supermarket pioneer Ocado explains why its new high-tech plant has caught the attention of the world's retail bosses who are racing to crack internet food shopping.
Supermarkets around the world are struggling to develop a sustainable system that delivers food to customers.
In the last six months three of the biggest have turned to Ocado, set up by three former Goldman Sachs bankers 18 years ago.
The deals followed the development of Ocado's 240,000 square foot distribution centre in Andover, southern England, that pulls together an average order of 50 items in a matter of minutes as opposed to the several hours taken by its older centres.
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