Robotics Hit the Supermarket | PYMNTS.com
Today in restaurant and grocery tech news, Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee announced that it is testing shelf-scanning inventory management robots in its stores, while ShopRite is piloting robotic delivery in partnership with Tortoise. Plus, New York City continues to regulate food delivery services, this time with a host of labor protections, including a provision that delivery services must let drivers use their bathrooms on the job.
Shoppers at Hy-Vee will have to get used to sharing the aisle with robots. The Iowa-based supermarket chain, which operates over 240 stores throughout the Midwest, announced on Thursday (Sept. 23) that it is deploying Simbe Robotics’ Tally inventory management robots at locations in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.