Canadian Retailers Are Warming Up To Robots
TORONTO — Back in 2009, Sobeys found itself at a crossroads.
Labour costs were rising, employee productivity was waning and the grocer knew that it had to keep building bigger distribution centres to accommodate the growing number of items being sold in its supermarkets.
So instead of building out and hiring more workers, the national grocery chain built up and replaced many employees with robots.
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