Walmart Acquires Warehouse Automation Firm Alert Innovation

  • Walmart Inc WMT has agreed to acquire e-grocery fulfillment automation company Alert Innovation. The financial terms were not disclosed.
  • Alert Innovation has been working with Walmart to customize the technology for market fulfillment centers (MFCs) since 2016.
  • Alert Innovation began piloting the Alphabot System in Walmart's first MFC in Salem, New Hampshire, in 2019.
  • The company held $13.9 billion in cash and equivalents as of July 31, 2022.
  • "Bringing the best of Alert's technology and capabilities in-house will enable us to reach more customers quicker by deploying MFCs with greater speed, providing both an unmatched shopping experience and a competitive advantage in omnichannel fulfillment," said David Guggina, SVP of Innovation and Automation, Walmart U.S.
  • Alert Innovation will continue to operate under the Alert Innovation brand based in the Boston area.
  • Also ReadWalmart Strategically Times Its Holiday Sales Event To Win More Shoppers From Amazon
  • Price Action: WMT shares are trading higher by 0.04% at $132.98 on the last check Thursday.
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