Kroger, Microsoft join up to take on Amazon

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Monday, January 7, 2019

CNN -- Kroger and Microsoft are teaming up to create an alternative to other high-tech shopping options.

The companies announced a partnership Monday to bring digital shelves, price tags and advertisements to two pilot grocery stores in Ohio and Washington State.

Amazon previously announced plans to have up to 3,000 cashier-less stores by 2021 and WalMart’s Sam’s Club has already opened one of its own.

These options are designed to save time and money.

With digital in-store options, shoppers can avoid long lines.

Employees can also easily locate items to deliver to customers for pick-up orders.

Kroger plans to sell its new technology with Microsoft to retailers all around the world.