The dreaded Christmas food shop is nearly upon us. No one like wrestling for a turkey in the chilled aisle the day before Christmas Eve and then ending up with a rubbish one. Maybe it’s time to opt for an online Christmas food shop. Supermarkets are now making it easier to shop online by offering incentives for first time shoppers and using AI to build recommender services to speed up your shopping.
Not only is the festive season manic in the shops, but behind the scenes in warehouses, the influx of orders means that staff are inundated with packing, shipping, and restocking shelves. These tasks are time consuming and require a lot of manpower! Ocado, UK’s largest online-only supermarket, are working to make this exhaustive task far more efficient and have created a robot that is capable of putting orders of 50 groceries in baskets in just five minutes, a task that can take human workers up to two hours.
Topics: Personalised Shopping