How automation could impact Kroger’s efforts to acquire Albertsons


How Kroger and Albertson's will mesh their approaches to automation is just one of many technology-related questions the grocery chains will need to resolve as they look to merge, according to Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation, in an interview with Grocery Dive.

“The bigger challenge is data integration ... figuring out how to build a unified view of the customer, as well as figuring out the product assortment mix that they’ll have to deal with,” he said.

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