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Save Mart Launches Robot Grocery Delivery

Save Mart Launches Robot Grocery Delivery


MODESTO, CA
Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Technology has brought many innovations we've all grown accustomed to. Things such as smartphones, electric cars, and Bluetooth speakers are now as common as robots in grocery stores—now that The Save Mart Cos. has stepped into the robot grocery delivery game. Recently, the retailer announced a new partnership with Starship Technologies to launch its new on-demand grocery robot delivery service at its flagship store in Modesto, California.

Robert Cady, Senior Director of Marketing Strategy and Analytics, The Save Mart Cos.“We continually seek new ways to serve our communities and offer solutions for efficient, safe, and healthy grocery shopping,” said Robert Cady, Senior Director of Marketing Strategy and Analytics. “Through our partnership with Starship Technologies, Save Mart is pleased once again to lead the way in customer service and innovation.”

Save Mart is one of the first grocers to evolve into this space with the announcement of this new partnership. According to the press release, each robot is able to carry up to 20 pounds of groceries, which is the equivalent of about three shopping bags, and can travel up to four miles.

The new service allows consumers to order from a directory of thousands of items through the Starship app and have those items delivered directly to their homes via a cute little robot.

The Save Mart Cos. recently announced a partnership with Starship Technologies to launch its new on-demand grocery robot delivery service at its flagship store in Modesto, California

San Francisco-based Starship Technologies currently operates commercially around the world, with its robots having completed over 500,000 successful autonomous deliveries. The robots use sophisticated machine learning, sensors, and artificial intelligence to travel on sidewalks and navigate other obstacles. Utilizing computer vision-based navigation, the robots can map every route down to the inch, allowing them to cross streets, climb curbs, and even operate through rain and snowstorms without damage.

As the demand for grocery delivery continues to rise, how will the retail industry innovate to meet shoppers’ needs? Deli Market News will report.

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