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Grocery robots detect spills - with some far-off human help

Jan. 15, 2019 6:01 PM EST

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — A wheeled robot named Marty is rolling into nearly 500 grocery stores to alert employees if it encounters spilled granola, squashed tomatoes or a broken jar of mayonnaise. But there could be a human watching from behind its cartoonish googly eyes. Badger Technologies CEO Tim Rowland...

Kroger, Microsoft collaborate on digital shelf technology

Jan. 8, 2019 6:10 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports shoppers needing to find specific items on shelves can use Kroger's self-checkout...

Trader Joe's store loses power, donates 10K pounds of food

Dec. 28, 2018 7:41 AM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Severe storms caused a New Orleans area Trader Joe's store to lose power, prompting the chain to donate more than 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) of perishable groceries to a food bank. News outlets report the Metairie store lost power for most of the day Thursday and contacted Second...

Need some milk? Driverless cars start delivering groceries

Dec. 18, 2018 9:04 PM EST

The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to delivering within about a mile (1.5 kilometers) of one Arizona supermarket owned by Kroger Co., it represents...

'Wild' salmon may be straight from the farm, NY report finds

Dec. 14, 2018 2:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — That wild sockeye salmon in the refrigerated aisle may be straight from the fish farm, New York's attorney general said in a report released Friday. The report from Attorney General Barbara Underwood found that more than one-fourth of the seafood her office sampled in a statewide...