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Costco eyes fresh grocery delivery in Canada

  • TORONTO — Costco is exploring ways to deliver fresh groceries to consumers in Canada after finding early success with its new online food delivery services in the U.S. Canada’s biggest warehouse retailer, whose grocery market share has increased substantially over the last decade along with Walmart’s, introduced online grocery delivery of non-perishables to U.S. customers last October.
  • Same-store sales at Costco Canada in the second quarter ended Feb. 18 were robust, rising 8.7 per cent.
  • Walmart Canada, meanwhile, reported Canadian same-store sales 2.9 per-cent in the period ended Jan. 31.
  • Ont. Kevin Grier Market Analysis & Consulting Inc. In the U.S., Costco has also made it clear that the move is about convenience for customers, not cost: On the area of its website that details online grocery delivery options, it notes that online prices are generally 15 per cent to 17 per cent above warehouse walk-in prices.

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Robo-logistics company Magazino raises $25M for its warehouse bots

  • German robotics firm Magazino, creator of robots meant to work alongside people in warehouses and the like, has raised $24.8 million to continue development and deployment of its TORU and SOTO robots.
  • It’s the kind of thing human warehouse workers tend to get real tired of doing.
  • It’s also done autonomously with 3D imaging in real time — not a simple by-wire system where it might grab at empty air and then plow through people in its path.
  • Magazino is investing heavily into the sensing and real-time operation stack, which it calls ACROS (Advanced Cooperative Robotic Operating System).
  • The company was started in 2014, and by 2016 had landed major clients like Fiege, which now uses Magazino robots for some of its warehouse work, and recently ordered 30 more.

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