Kroger, Microsoft join up to take on Amazon
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.