Source: Business Insider
A cute grocery store robot named Marty is celebrating its first birthday this week. The clean-up assisting robot was rolled out to 172 Giant Food Stores and 325 Stop and Shop locations beginning last January. All 325 Stop and Shop stores will be holding a birthday celebration for the robot on Saturday, a spokesperson for Shop and Stop confirmed. Other major retailers are expanding their robotic armies. Walmart is bringing its shelf-stocking Bossa Nova robots to 650 more stores. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . The robots might be taking taking over retail, but some of them might be too cute to fear. Marty, a googly-eyed robot that assists in store clean-up efforts, is celebrating one year since the start of its roll-out across 172 Giant Food Stores and 325 Stop and Shop locations across the US last January. To celebrate the occasion, all 325 Stop and Shop stores will be holding a birthday celebration for the robot on Saturday, Jennifer Brogan, director of external communications and community relations for Stop and Shop, confirmed.