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Attabotics Joins FoodX on U.S. E-Grocery Hunt

The Canadian robotics firm provides automated storage and retrieval capabilities to complement e-commerce software as retailers look to tackle higher virtual sales volumes in dark stores.

Retailers

HelloFresh Adds 3rd New Jersey Distribution Center

The facility in Totowa, N.J., supports the growing EveryPlate meal-kit brand.

Ordering online much? While retail stores cut jobs, packers/deliverers added them.

The new facility, which will support the retailer’s growth in the Carolinas and Virginia, is expected to be completed by fourth-quarter 2022.

The 550,000-square-foot facility boosts capacity to service Mom’s, other independent natural food stores in the Northeast.

The same week SpartanNash announced a 7-year distribution agreement with Amazon, an affiliate of the wholesaler inked a 7-year lease at a former US Foods facility near Washington, but has not disclosed specific plans for it.

"Key" account in metro New York will service 315 stores in the Key Food cooperative and succeed rival C&S.

The Norwegian developer of a cube-and-grid storage and retrieval system now being deployed in U.S. microfullfilment grocery centers alleges rival Ocado infringed upon its patents in developing a system soon to debut with Kroger.

Deployment of proprietary robotic technologies marks first U.S. partnership for Fabric and will expand delivery capabilities in the Washington, D.C., area for the online grocer.

The new sites, to be built in Plainville, Conn., and Mountville, Pa., support $480 million supply chain transformation.

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