Tech: Robotics

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Take a quick dive into the happenings and surprises from this year’s biggest restaurant event! By Brittany Maroney, Director of Marketing Communications, PAR Punchh The National Restaurant Association Show was back, and in a big way! The halls of McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago were packed with tens of thousands of eager food-loving fans, […]
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World of Sweets is adding three sweet dispensers to its range  ahead of the launch of the latest Buzz Lightyear film. Two of the dispensers are of Buzz Lightyear and the third is Sox, a robotic cat who is Buzz’s personal companion. Each pack contains one dispenser and individually wrapped packs of Pez refill sweets. […]
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Robotics are playing a growing role in the world of e-commerce logistics and fulfillment — where they are seen not just as a way to speed up operations but to drastically reduce the costs of running them — and today a startup developing software and hardware specifically in the area of robot picking is announcing […]
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RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to Liam Patterson, Co-Founder and CEO at Bidnamic (pictured above on the left). RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right […]
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Ocado is purchasing materials handling robotics start-up Myrmex Inc for £8.1m ($10.2m), it announced on Monday. The online supermarket acquired a minority stake in Athens-based Myrmex in 2020 and assigned… The post Ocado to purchase robotics start-up Myrmex for £8.1m appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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The push behind the massive influx of warehouse robotics funding is largely driven by one entity: Amazon. There are other factors driving the industry, of course, including the pandemic, labor shortages and supply chain constraints, but Amazon is forever looming in the corner, forcing companies to adopt creative and innovative ways to remain competitive. Not […]
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Ocado Group has announced the proposed acquisition of materials handling robotics startup Myrmex for approximately €10.2 million. The two companies expect to complete the deal by 6th June. Ocado Group previously acquired a minority stake in Myrmex in October 2020 and appointed it to design and develop a proprietary solution, Automated Frameload, that automates the […]
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Walmart in installing robotics and automation technology in all 42 of its distribution centers. The retailer had previously committed to implementing robotics and software automation at 25 of the DCs. The company is partnering with Symbotic LLC.
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BENTONVILLE, Ark.  — Walmart plans to implement Symbotic’s robotics and software automation platform in all 42 of its U.S. regional distribution centers, the companies announced on Monday. This is an expansion of Walmart’s prior commitment to deploy Symbotic Systems in 25 regional distribution centers. “The need for accuracy and speed in the supply chain has […]
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Liberty London has tapped Future Workforce to support the roll-out of robotic process automation. The two brands will partner on critical business tasks which will allow the ecommerce teams to… The post Liberty London appoints Future Workforce for online product launches appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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RTIH rounds up the retail systems ventures who have been making waves with major investments, including Flink, buymie, Next, Storyblok, and GreyOrange. 1. Nexite Nexite, whose Bluetooth tag and SaaS merchandise platform delivers real-time in-store sales intelligence aligned to customer behaviour, has raised $67 million in a Series C round of funding, and $100 million […]
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  It’s Friday night and orders are coming in fast and furious and two of your key employees have not arrived at work.  Now what?  Sales, slip, service slips, and customers are turned away.  That is not what a way that you can sustain top line sales and bottom-line profits over time.  According to Steven […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 18, 2022 — Today, Walmart announced the arrival of Walmart+ Weekend, an online savings event exclusively for Walmart+ members that stretches over three days. The fun begins on Walmart.com at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2, with the deals ending at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET on Sunday, June […]
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Blackrock Capital Group and Mithril Capital Management Group have announced a $110 million investment in robotic fulfilment and inventory optimisation software firm GreyOrange. GreyOrange, which works with the likes of Walmart and H&M, says it will use the cash to “accelerate the company’s technology leadership, continue our global expansion and further support the adoption of […]
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Food delivery robots are taking to the streets of Cambourne, UK, as part of a pilot organised between Cambridgeshire County Council and Starship Technologies, in partnership with the Co-op. The tie-up will see 12,000 residents in 5,000 homes benefit from quick deliveries of products from their local Co-op. The project, beginning today, is part of […]
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Uber Eats and autonomous vehicle company Motional have begun driverless deliveries in Santa Monica, Calif. The effort is being done in conjunction with robotics company Serve Robotics, which was Uber acquired with the purchase of Postmates and spun off in 2021.  The partnership between Uber and Motional was announced in December. At the time, Uber […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Uber Eats plans to launch two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday (May 16). According to a report by TechCrunch, the first is in conjunction with Motional, an autonomous driving firm, while the second is with Serve Robotics, a sidewalk delivery platform that is an off-shoot of Uber. The report said the test-runs […]
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Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new programs are a part of a range of new products Uber is launching across its ride-hail and delivery platforms, which are being announced on Monday […]
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Uber Eats beginning on Monday will give customers in Los Angeles the choice of whether their orders are delivered by a human or a robot. “This is the first chapter of autonomous vehicles doing delivery on Uber,” said Noah Zych, who heads up autonomous delivery at the company. “We see the potential in the future […]
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  Food Marketing professionals never take a break, and they are always looking a customer ahead.  Global CPG retailer Unilever is actively targeting Generation Alpha.  So just who is Generation Alpha?  They are the children of Generation Y, and often the younger siblings of Generation A.  More that 2.5 million are born globally ever week.  […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Cleveron Mobility and DPD Eesti say they’re the first in Europe to deliver a package to a customer via a driverless autonomous vehicle. Said vehicle is manufactured by Cleveron Mobility, with delivery taking place under the DPD banner. “The e-commerce market is continuing to grow rapidly in the developed world,” says CEO Arno Kütt. “And […]
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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 rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
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RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to leading industry analyst and RTIH Innovation Awards judge Christine Russo.  RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right now, check-out […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his stand out ‘future of retail’ systems deployments from last month, including NFT collections, checkout-free stores, and TikTok shopping events.  Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer owned cooperative in the US, has announced a pilot with Simbe Robotics to deploy its business intelligence solution, Tally, at […]
  1. Data & Insights
The customer experience has become so important to customers that most consumers would rather sit in a traffic jam than have a bad customer experience. Although most people will tell you they would rather talk to a human than a robot, there is a time and place for everything. This week we dive deep into […]
  1. Media & Marketing
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the industry, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes.  This time around, our five questions go to Seb Robert, CEO and Founder at same day and last mile delivery specialist Gophr. RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies […]

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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