Walmart is Headed Up Market with Code Eight and into Sci Fi Territory with Project Kepler

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One of the things promised by Marc Lore when he sold his start up Jet.com to Walmart and took up a position as its Chief Executive Officer of Walmart eCommerce U.S was that he would introduce ways to appeal to a new kind of consumer. And if industry insiders are to be believed a new Walmart Division, named Code Eight, is designed to do just that, by offering a personal shopping service for ‘busy NYC Moms’.

By all accounts this text based service is rather impressive, but it is perhaps outstripped by another Walmart incubator project, Project Kepler, a plan to replace most of the human staff in a store with computer, and maybe even robotic, alternatives. Read More

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