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Why Sam's Club Has An Edge Over Costco
By CLAIRE SCHUH
For convenient all-in-one-place shopping, nothing beats the warehouse model of Sam's Club and Costco and the two behemoth chains are always competing for customers and working to get an edge in the market. However, Sam's Club has made a huge leap over Costco in the battle for improved convenience in the wake of ongoing supply chain problems.
Part of the reason that stores are struggling to get goods into consumers' hands right now is that there is a severe lack of truck drivers to deliver products into stores. The way that Sam's Club is getting around this problem sounds like a solution from a sci-fi film — Sam's Club is trying out a futuristic solution to the lack of truck drivers: autonomous trucks.
Sam’s Club is using driverless trucks and the first product the autonomous trucks are carrying is Northern toilet paper, as well as Dixie products. These 26 feet long trucks are made by the company Gatik, and can deliver products 24/7. Although currently limited to Texas, the corporation will consider the efficacy of the driverless truck as a workaround to driver shortages.