The Rise Of The Dark Store


As our shopping habits turn to the online world so are our supermarkets. But does this spell the demise of our groceries trips entirely?

Dark stores are specifically designed to accommodate contemporary food collection schemes. Essentially dark stores remove the hustle and bustle as well as a few of the perks we can experience from stepping foot inside a store.

Already there are cons that can be attached to them in the same way that negatives have been previously pinned on online shopping. Regardless of whether you love or loathe shopping, it is reassuring when there is someone present to answer any questions you may have, which is often dragged out via online platforms.

The name “dark store” itself doesn’t sound promising and almost inspires thoughts of a rising antagonist to the brick and mortar stores we are used to. But this is not the case, at least for the foreseeable future anyway.

So, what are the benefits of dark stores? No one can put a finger on how much of our grocery shopping will eventually be done online, but everyone agrees that it will continue to rise. A significant amount of the current online demand is met by simply sending pickers around day-to-day supermarkets, although as demand rises that becomes less efficient. Partly, this is down to the routinely crowded scene witnessable within shops. This issue is something dark stores seemingly resolve.

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