Digital disruption is reshaping every aspect of modern life. Grocery shopping is no exception. The grocery store of the future will be all about robots, artificial intelligence (AI) and self-driving technologies. And grocers and retailers will be able to leverage the power of these innovations to provide a more satisfying experience for the end-consumers. Unexpectedly, the driving force behind this innovation will be the real-world constraints in the densely populated urban areas of emerging markets.