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Hybrid Autonomous Grocery Stores

Nourish + Bloom Market is a Frictionless Store in Georgia

— February 1, 2022 — Business
The 1,500 square foot Nourish + Bloom Market in Fayetteville, Georgia recently opened its doors as the first African American-owned autonomous grocery store in the world, complete with powerful technology to support seamless shopping experiences. In partnership with digital transformation solutions company UST, this first-of-its-kind frictionless grocery store was made possible and it is full of innovative and advanced systems for retail.

Jilea Hemmings, Founder and CEO of Nourish + Bloom Market, said, "The idea of the store occurred to us during the pandemic. We wanted to provide a solution for customers where they wouldn't have to wait in line or touch anything while checking out."

The store features IoT-based, real-time food temperature measurement, integrated with robotic delivery systems and its own app that permits customers to enter by scanning a QR code.
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