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New Grocery Store Brings Artificial Intelligence and Delivery Robots to Fayetteville

Nourish + Bloom Market brings a 24-hour grocery store and deli counter using artificial intelligence and delivery robots to Town Centre at Trilith

Contactless grocery store Nourish and Bloom using artificial intelligence and delivery robots opens at the Fayetteville development January 21. Town at Trilith
Contactless grocery store using artificial intelligence and delivery robots opened at the Fayetteville development January 21. 
Town Centre at Trilith

A 24-hour grocery store and deli counter using artificial intelligence and delivery robots is now open at the emerging Town Centre at Trilith development in Fayetteville.

Owned by Jamie and Jilea Hemmings, Nourish + Bloom Market uses self-guiding technology which allows people to enter the store, scan QR codes with a smartphone app to shop for produce, meats, baked goods, healthcare products, and prepared meals, and then pay for items without the need to check out at a register.

Jamie and Jilea Hemmings the owners of Nourish and Bloom market in Fayetteville, Georgia
Jamie and Jilea Hemmings.
Town at Trilith

Like Amazon and FedEx, the market features delivery robots (think chirpy little R2-D2s programmed with facial recognition software and temperature-controlled bellies) roaming the sidewalks of Town Centre carting grocery orders to people living within the development.

In addition to the market, the bistro counter serves sandwiches throughout the day, including a Philly cheese and other sandwiches based on family dinner favorites.

To create this hi-tech shopping experience for Nourish + Bloom, the Hemmings partnered with digital technology company UST Global and Shekel Brainweigh, a company specializing in artificial intelligence for retail businesses, as well as Hitachi and Microsoft.

While the grocery store is meant to be as contactless as possible, Nourish + Bloom isn’t totally devoid of human contact. Market employees are still available to answer questions, help find items in the store, and make sandwiches served at the bistro counter.

Instruction sign at the entrance to Nourish and Bloom market in Fayetteville, GA, on how to shop at the contactless grocery store. Town Centre at Trilith
The cold case and cleaning products aisle at Nourish and Bloom in Fayetteville, Ga. Town Centre at Trilith
The Bistro where sandwiches and other item prepared food is served at contactless grocery store Nourish and Bloom market in Fayetteville, GA. Town Centre at Trilith

The Hemmings say they hope to begin accepting EBT/SNAP benefits later this year, too.

This isn’t the couple’s first foray into entrepreneurial food endeavors. The Hemmings founded Greenie Tots, an organic vegan food company for kids, after their oldest son was diagnosed with autism. As busy parents, and with shifts in consumer shopping behaviors during the pandemic, they began devising a plan to create a technology-driven, contactless grocery store.

Look for a second Nourish+ Bloom to open some time next year in metro Atlanta, with plans to eventually expand the company to more than 400 stores around the country.

People living within the the Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, can have groceries delivered by robot from Nourish and Bloom market.
People living within the the Town at Trilith development can have groceries delivered by robot from the market.
Town Centre at Trilith

Nourish + Bloom Market joins Woodstone Bakery and Cafe, Honeysuckle Gelato, Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, and Amici Italian Cafe at Town Centre. A yet-named food hall, Sensu Sushi, and Braise, owned by Mushi Ni chefs Tanya Jimenez and Michael Le, should open later this year at development.

300 Trilith Parkway, Fayetteville. nourishandbloommarket.com.

Barleygarden Kitchen and Craft Bar

2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta, GA 30009

Honeysuckle Gelato

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 228-7825 Visit Website

Mushi Ni

1170 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 500-4737 Visit Website

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