Canada’s oldest retailer, Hudson’s Bay Company, is placing its future in the hands of robots.The national department store chain has spent more than $60 million in upgrades to its Toronto distribution centre, including the addition of a state-of-the-art robotics system that it says should speed up the delivery of products to customers.Products that may have taken 2 1/2 hours to locate and ship under the traditional manual system should now be out of the warehouse within 15 minutes, the company said.At an unveiling of the technology, CEO Jerry Storch said it was like moving on from “an abacus to a MacBook Pro.”

Source: Hudson’s Bay turns to robotic technology to amp up e-commerce offering | Canadian HR Reporter

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