Automation in grocery distribution and logistics

Grocery consumers in Europe are currently benefiting from great products, pricings and more convenient shopping options. In this report, we review the pressures exerted on businesses and why technology can offer businesses a way to solve their commercial and sustainability challenges.

Challenges can range from volume levels, labour costs, skills shortages and demographic change. We also identify and explain the technologies that can help tackle these challenges such as warehouse automation, collaborative robots, wearable technology, electrified logistics and warehouse management systems, while keeping in mind the new challenges that derive from the implementation of such technologies.