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The Moby Mart is a new physical store that moves

15 : 06 : 2017 Retail : Technology : Artificial Intelligence

Shanghai – Powered by artificial intelligence, the Wheelys shop offers a new version of the convenience store.

Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai
Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai
Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai
Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai Moby Mart by Wheelys, Shanghai

Now in Beta testing in Shanghai, consumers can use a smartphone app to order a Moby Mart store to their neighbourhood. Powered by solar panels, the moving grocery store will provide new shopping opportunities to isolated rural areas.

The brand’s co-founder Tomas Mazetti believes the stores will be bought by local communities or as family businesses to counteract the all-encompassing influence of e-commerce mega-systems such as Amazon. Designed with an integrated air purifier, the stores will actively clean the external environment as they move to create a sustainable retail eco-system.

‘In the coming decades, retail as we know it will disappear. Stores will become powered by apps, they will become accessible 24/7 and they will become mobile,’ says Per Cromwell, co-founder of Wheelys.

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