What do you see as the biggest opportunities and challenges facing retailers like Kroger that are experimenting with dark kitchens for home food delivery? What will determine the eventual success or failure of Kroger’s dark kitchen pilot?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust :

Seems like a winning idea and the shared facilities makes it more economical to operate. I think the time frame sounds somewhat unrealistic but if the delivery speed is close to the times that they tout, then more power to them. I think the challenge will be the plastic containers that all this food is delivered in. Yes some people recycle, but it will become an issue in the long run unless Kroger and others start to deal with the paper and plastic waste.

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