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Global Markets: Sobeys to launch new online delivery service

By Commodity News Service Canada
WINNIPEG, Jan. 22, 2018 (CNS) – The following is a glance at the
news moving markets in Canada and globally.
Amazon is finally opening its first automated grocery store
to the public Monday, after nearly a year’s delay. Amazon Go is
a 1,800 square foot store located in the middle of Amazon’s
Seattle campus. It is the first fully automated grocery store
and promises “no lines, no checkouts, no registers.”
Sobeys announced Monday it will step up its online delivery

service. The supermarket chain is teaming up with Hatfield, U.K.
based Ocado to launch a new digital shopping platform. Under the
agreement, Ocado will work exclusively with Sobeys on its web
site, a new automated warehouse and delivery management. Sobeys
plans to launch it in the Greater Toronto Area in approximately
two years and it might be expanded to other urban areas.
The National Energy Board is holding hearings starting
Monday in British Columbia along the proposed route for the
expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Municipalities and
residents are arguing the proposed route would damage sensitive
ecosystems, harm public parks and trails and adversely impact
homeowners. The proposed route would run through Burnaby,
Coquitlam and north Surrey.

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