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In a memo to employees posted yesterday, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said that layoffs that started this week, and that could number as many as 10,000, are going to continue into the new year. Here’s what Jassy wrote: (Note:  The “Beth” that he refers to is Beth Galetti, Amazon’s SVP, People eXperience and Technology.) “Two […]
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has launched a “cost-cutting review of the tech giant and paring back on businesses at the company that haven’t been profitable.” According to the story, “The review reflects Mr. Jassy’s intense interest in reducing expenses and focus on profits in recent months, some of the […]
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Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. “There’s more dry powder powder than ever before.” “There’s never been a better time to start a startup.” “Discipline is the new scale.” (OK, OK, […]
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Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are becoming more accessible to retail businesses of all sizes, allowing even the leanest teams to reap the benefits. Instead of spending hours managing tedious manual processes, retailers that use automation can free up hours in the day to devote to customer service, product and inventory, and business growth. While […]
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As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss the likes of rapid delivery services, the metaverse, drones, micro-fulfilment, and autonomous solutions with Celia Van Wickel, Global Director and Head of Omnichannel Analytics at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. RTIH: What does […]
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In Canada, the Financial Post reports that “for about two-and-a-half years, Loblaw has been working with Gatik Inc., an autonomous technology company based in Silicon Valley, to run a fleet of five driverless trucks guided by cameras, laser sensors and sonar. “In that time, the trucks have completed 150,000 trips without safety issues or accidents, […]
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Amazon will end live testing of its Amazon Scout automated delivery robots but will not completely abandon the project. The ecommerce giant will continue to explore the concept, maintaining a dedicated Scout team, but it is scaling back the current program. “During our limited field test for Scout, we worked to create a unique delivery […]
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Amazon will end live testing of its Amazon Scout automated delivery robots but will not completely abandon the project. The ecommerce giant will continue to explore the concept, maintaining a dedicated Scout team, but it is scaling back the current program. “During our limited field test for Scout, we worked to create a unique delivery […]
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Few words have been used and overused more than “data.” What emerged from a series of zeros and ones has evolved into a critical pillar of every business. Data drives all aspects of a company, from research, buying behaviors, stock/inventory levels, assortment plan, replenishment, website design, store merchandising, staffing and finance to product lifecycle and […]
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At the end of last year the global autonomous last-mile delivery market was expected to reach a total value of nearly $13 billion. By 2030, that number is expected to increase more than seven-fold to $90.21 billion, according to a report titled “2022 Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Market,” published by Allied Market Research.
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A Serve Robotics delivery robot has failed to reroute around a police barrier due to human error. Video of the robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral last week. A food delivery robot forces it’s way across a police crime scene. pic.twitter.com/T5DaET5Q5b — Film The Police […]
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Uber and Nuro have announced a ten-year partnership to use the latter’s autonomous, electric vehicles for food deliveries in the United States. The tie up will kick off this autumn with deliveries in Houston, TX and Mountain View, CA. Uber and Nuro plan to expand the service to the greater Bay Area. [email protected] is our […]
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Uber Eats vehicles will soon start to be delivered by Nuro’s autonomous trucks in both Texas and California. The ride-hailing giant announced on Thursday that it is launching a 10-year… The post Autonomous vehicles to start delivering Uber Eats orders in Texas and California appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
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Performance sportswear brand On has announced the launch of Onward, a resale site and online trade-in programme powered by Trove. Consumers will be able to shop and trade in pre-owned On footwear, with the initiative expanding to include apparel in the near future. “On is revolutionising the running experience with its sustainability focused, high-performance designs, […]
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The Verge reports that “Uber Eats customers in California and Texas may soon have their takeout delivered by a driverless delivery pod after the company signed a 10-year deal with autonomous driving startup Nuro. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of over four years of start-and-stop negotiations between the two companies. Uber wanted to use Nuro’s […]
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Building powerful, valuable brands makes money. Building powerful, valuable brands generates opportunities for leverage across customer needs and problems. Building powerful, valuable brands must be the goal of every brand leader. Case in point: Apple. Do you pay attention to the yearly surveys listing the most valuable brands in the world? Do you think it […]
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The chief executive of autonomous vehicle developer Aurora Innovation presented a swath of cost-cutting and cash-generating options to its board, ranging from a hiring freeze and spinning out assets to a small capital raise, going private and even selling itself to high-profile tech companies Apple and Microsoft. The ideas, all aimed at shoring up its […]
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Drones, sidewalk robots and autonomous vehicles are being touted as some of the next big movers in the last-mile delivery space, but what of the humble bicycle? Global logistics and delivery companies like UPS, FedEx and Amazon have all begun trialing some form of electric bike or cargo bike for delivery. At the same time, […]
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Manufacturers operating self-driving vehicles in the UK will be liable for a vehicle’s actions when in autonomous mode, according to the country’s new roadmap to achieve a widespread rollout of self-driving vehicles by 2025. The British government unveiled the roadmap over the weekend, announcing $119 million in funding for AV projects and an additional $41 […]
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Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting, which the company now refers to as its Cyber Roundup, Thursday at the Tesla Gigafactory Texas. The Cyber Roundup comes just a couple of weeks after Tesla reported its Q2 earnings, which showed quarterly revenue declines caused by production challenges, even as the company grew year-over-year. The agenda had 13 shareholder […]
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The ecommerce boom of 2020 brought millions of new shoppers to digital platforms, and that growth trajectory continued into 2021. At the end of 2021, the editors of Retail TouchPoints took a stab at predicting what would happen in ecommerce in 2022. Now, at the halfway point of the year, we thought we’d check in […]
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If solving the problems of autonomous driving were a question of money, it’d have been solved long before now. That’s the primary argument of Don Burnette, co-founder and CEO of autonomous trucking startup Kodiak Robotics, which has expanded its business and hit milestones with a fraction of the funds that bigger players like Waymo have. […]
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Hello and welcome to a special edition of Equity! Today, Alex sat down Brian Heater, a long-tenured TechCrunch denizen, our hardware editor, podcast extraordinaire, and genial chap. He also put together a really neat robotics-focused event that we’re hosting next week. The event is online, and free, which means that everyone can come and hang […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 12, 2022 — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo (NASDAQ: GOEV), a high-tech advanced mobility company, to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles, beginning with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders in […]
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What came first, the drone or the smart mailbox? “On the one hand, you can’t have drone deliveries without the drones, but you also can’t have drone deliveries without a place to make the delivery,” said Dan O’Toole, a serial entrepreneur and chairman and CEO at Dronedek. As O’Toole explains, while drone delivery will increase […]
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DPD has announced autonomous robot deliveries in Milton Keynes as part of a trial with self-driving delivery vehicle company Cartken. The robots, which will be DPD branded, will operate out… The post DPD launches autonomous robot deliveries in Milton Keynes appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]

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