The threat of Amazon is rocking the food world

News 22 January, 2018
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    Monday, January 22, 2018 20:14

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    The american giant Amazon has opened a first supermarket without a cashier.

    The idea is to shake canadian channels, which are already preparing for war, as do the grocer Sobeys.

    For almost five years, Sylvie L’écuyer did her grocery shopping online. The book in 24 hours, according to the established time period of 60 minutes. It is necessary that the order totals at least$ 45 a, to which a fee of$ 6.50 will be added.

    When asked if this is what she would have chosen, Mrs. The Squire responds without hesitation: “Exactly. This is what I see, it really takes what I would have chosen.”

    Nevertheless, Canadians are still too few to do their grocery shopping online. But the threat of Amazon at our borders to ensure that the major grocery chains are preparing for it.

    Mode catch-up

    “We are approaching the 3%. The Americans are 7% and there are several european countries that are the 10%. So, Canada is in a mode catch up,” says Sylvain Charlebois, a professor at Dalhousie University in the distribution of agri-food.

    The future also passes by these robots. Sobeys has decided to partner with the giant milk Ocado to assemble their commands in the Toronto area. Robots fill the baskets of groceries, delivered directly to the customer.

    “More and more, here, we see companies buy the knowledge, instead of the develop… within the company,” underlines Sylvain Charlebois.

    During this time, Amazon is in the head of the pack with its technology. With a delay of one year, it just opened today its first store without a cashier in Seattle.

    Thanks to an application, the RFID technology and artificial intelligence, it is made of the son: the client purview of the institution without any further formality. The big chains probably have the reason to panic in front of this american giant.

    “I will go never to the grocery store,” concludes Sylvie L’écuyer.