Amazon Fresh and the rise of automation in retail

March saw the launch of Amazon’s first unmanned grocery store in London, but what does the growing trend of automation mean for the wider UK retail market?

Years ago when someone walked into a shop and emerged without paying, it usually resulted in an arrest and a possible visit to the local magistrate’s court. However, in the digitally-driven 21st Century, this practice has started to be actively encouraged as a means to ease the shopping experience for consumers. 

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