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


One of the things promised by Marc Lore when he sold his start up 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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