CINCINNATI — Kroger here this month will open a branded robotic convenience store on the campus of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. The 10-by-13-foot kiosk dispenses up to 200 items including refrigerated foods, snacks and other convenience items such as soaps and detergents, and accepts cash, credit cards and debit cards, according to Matt Reckner, vice president of operations for Shop24 Global, the Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer of the machine. The unit is the second ...

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