Japan's Aeon and Britain's Ocado sign technology partnership
Topics: JAPAN AEON BRITAIN OCADO
Ocado was established in 2000, has been running an online supermarket business with no ‘brick and mortar’ stores and provides delivery services of groceries through online orders.
It has established a proprietary and sophisticated home delivery system leveraging AI and robotics driven by a state-of-the-art customer fulfillment center and is the fastest growing supermarket in the UK.
Through this partnership, Aeon will launch a new company by March 2020 to enhance digital, using AI and robotics, to provide a more convenient online shopping experience for their consumers.
Leveraging OSP, the first CFC in Japan will be built by 2023.
Aeon will realize a highly efficient operations and distribution system to deliver “anytime, anywhere, anything” through superb application interface to meet our customer needs.
It is expected that these technologies can be utilized for the existing Aeon online supermarket business, store pick up, click & collect. Aeon will leverage the world’s leading know-how to launch and operate “the next generation online supermarket” and aim to achieve sales of 600 billion yen ($5.52 billion) by 2030.
Aeon will continue to partner with various partners in Japan and around the world, to improve and build infrastructure to global standard and continue to investment in services to accommodate the digital era. ■