Are Micro-Fulfillment Centers the Future of Food Retail?
The accelerated adoption of e-commerce platforms in the food retail industry has created new problems— the need to fulfill online orders efficiently and effectively while facing the challenge of keeping inventory available. To keep up with the changing demands of customers driven mostly by the current pandemic health crisis, food retailers have promoted several innovations. One such innovation is putting up micro-fulfillment centers (MFCs) to cater to online orders. There are a number of major grocery retailers that are currently adopting MFCs to continuously innovate and meet consumer demands. MFCs are slowly becoming part of the overall omnichannel strategies of