April 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Updated: April 26, 2018 11:15 pm

LISTEN: What lies ahead for grocery stores as technology continues to advance?

What does the future look like for grocery stores?

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We all use them, but how we use grocery stores is changing. In January, Amazon opened its first checkout free grocery store in Seattle after a year of testing.

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The Seattle store, known as Amazon Go, relies on cameras and sensors to track what shoppers remove from the shelves, and what they put back.

Cash registers and checkout lines become superfluous, customers are billed after leaving the store using credit cards on file. So how is Amazon shaking up the grocery industry? Will we bid farewell to brick and mortar stores? And how are other grocery chains preparing to compete with Amazon’s grocery model?

LISTEN: What lies ahead for grocery stores? 

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