Summary of Innovation

For 20 years, AutoStore™ has provided the industry’s highest-density cube-based automated storage and retrieval system. The solution of today is the company’s micro-fulfillment center (MFC) at the grocery store level. Flexibility in grid design provides the highest utilization of available space including unusual configurations. AutoStore MFCs combine award-winning design with high-volume throughput becoming ultra-optimized to meet the various needs of retailers across multiple industries, particularly today’s e-grocery demand. State-of-the-art improvements to the robot and workstation modules provide retailers the tools they need to provide 24/7 service. AutoStore MFCs enables retailers to stay close to their customers and run an extremely efficient e-commerce fulfillment alongside a more customer-centric store.

Innovation Statement

AutoStore™ MFCs uses a combination of state-of-the-art intelligent software and hardware with human abilities and robotic speed and efficiency to meet and fulfill e-grocery expectations for fast, accurate, and profitable orders. This an appealing middle ground between large-scale but remote automated warehouses and labor-intensive in-store fulfillment, allowing grocers to maximize limited space while minimizing the distance between product and grocery customers through both in-store pickup and rapid home delivery.


With an AutoStore MFC solution, grocers remove order fulfillment congestion from the store floor, which enhances the in-store shopping experience for customers while delivering faster service to online shoppers.


Posted Date2/17/21
ContactSuzanne Delap
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CategoryBest Innovation of an Existing Product

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