February 12, 2024

J & H Family Stores Embraces Automation with ICE Cobotics Cobi 18 Robots

Cobi 18, robotic floor scrubber, cleans retail stores for J & H Convenience stores

Written by Justice Nwafor


J & H Family Stores revolutionizes the retail landscape by deploying ICE Cobotics Cobi 18 robots to automate floor cleaning tasks. These compact robots improve efficiency, reduce labor expenses, and allow employees to focus on customer service.

In a bold move towards automation, J & H Family Stores is deploying ICE Cobotics Cobi 18 compact robotic floor scrubbers across six of its stores. The initiative, aimed at optimizing manual cleaning tasks, promises to revolutionize the retail landscape.

A Leap into Automation

February 12, 2024 - J & H Family Stores is embracing the future with open arms. The retail giant has announced the deployment of six ICE Cobotics Cobi 18 robots in its stores, designed to automate and streamline floor cleaning tasks.

These state-of-the-art robots can clean an impressive 5,000 to 7,000 square feet of floor space per hour. Moreover, their compact design allows them to navigate small spaces and maneuver around obstacles with ease. This technological leap is set to significantly reduce labor expenses while improving operational efficiency.

Enhancing Employee Experiences

The initiative isn't just about cost savings and efficiency. According to Loren Hoppen, COO of J & H Family Stores, the primary aim is to enhance employee experiences. By automating repetitive cleaning tasks, store associates are freed up to focus on customer service and other essential tasks.

Hoppen reports positive results from the partnership with ICE Cobotics, citing improvements in customer experience and employee retention. This trend aligns with other convenience retailers like RaceTrac, Kum & Go, and Phillips 66, who have also adopted the Cobi 18 robots.

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