Walmart Canada recently began construction its first fully-automated market fulfilment center, increasing online grocery picking and dispensing up to six-times faster than manual store picking. Moreover, the new fulfilment center boasts automated kiosks that serve as vending machines for any online grocer orders, serving up to five customers at once. Customers can also opt to park in a dedicated parking spot, enter a code, and have their items appear within minutes.
Horacio Barbeito, President and Chief Executive Officer at Walmart Canada said in a statement: “We are on a journey to be the number one e-commerce retailer in Canada. Our customers want choice of service and we see the demand for online shopping continue. We are ramping up our e-commerce offering with a focus on speed, accuracy and service.”
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