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Amazon has opened a first of its kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough, Massachusetts.  The new facility will expand Amazon robotics manufacturing capability in the US and create more than… The post Amazon opens robotics manufacturing facility in the US appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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Without hesitation, most of us would agree that our expectations from online retailers have changed significantly since the advent of the digital transformation. Retail giants like Amazon and Walmart now offer two-day to same-day shipping and that’s shaped consumer expectations on a broad scale. What’s shocking? Retail has experienced more developments made in the last […]
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Since 2010, Amazon has created more than 20,000 jobs in Massachusetts and invested more than $10 billion across the Commonwealth BOSTON –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 21, 2021– Today, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the opening of a new first-of-its-kind robotics manufacturing facility in Westborough,
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
ShopRite, a division of Wakefern Food Corp., plans to begin testing robot delivery at two stores in Pennsylvania. The robots, built by Tortoise, are controlled remotely and allow ShopRite to offer same-day delivery. The tests are set to begin in October. “We are excited to launch this revolutionary new technology,” said Wakefern chairman and CEO […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is bringing back its month-long “Black Friday Deals for Days” sales event this November. And this year Walmart+ members will get early access to the deals. “We continue to build Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for our customers,” Walmart U.S. chief customer officer Janey Whiteside said on Monday “That […]
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 18, 2021 — After overwhelmingly positive customer feedback for Walmart’s reinvented Black Friday shopping experience last year, the retailer is announcing the return of its month-long savings event, “Black Friday Deals for Days.” Walmart’s second annual “Black Friday Deals for Days” events will deliver the incredible prices customers expect from the most […]
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CINCINNATI – Kroger will offer more customers Kroger Delivery through the addition of new Kroger fulfillment centers powered by the Ocado Group, combining vertical integration, machine learning and robotics to provide an affordable, friendly and fast fresh food delivery service, the company said Tuesday. “Kroger Delivery is a thriving part of our dynamic ecosystem and is […]
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Got a number of emails responding to yesterday’s breaking new story about how Kroger plans to go into both the northeastern US and south Florida with pure-play e-commerce operations that will build on its CFC warehouse development strategy with Ocado. I commented, in part: For a long time, I’ve heard people speculate about when Kroger […]
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) recently announced a new round of consumer products and among them was a $999 robotic dog, among several other interesting devices. In this Fool Live video clip, recorded on Sept. 30, Fool.com contributors Brian Withers and Matt Frankel, CFP, discuss what ro
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Online retailer Buy It Direct Group has opened a new robotic TV recycling plant.  Situated in Elland, West Yorkshire, this will process one million screens next year, with the company claiming that it will be the largest TV and screen recycler in the UK. “We take in old TVs and laptops (anything with a screen […]
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Got the following email from MNB reader Steve Burbridge: As a loyal Morning NewsBeat reader, I know you are always looking at experiences that your readers have with retailers in the market.  I thought I would share an experience that I had today with Walmart.com. I ordered a new desk lamp from Walmart last week.  […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
There’s a new breed of post-pandemic shopper in town, demanding help from experts and rejecting faceless robot retailers, according to research from Currys (previously known as Currys PC World). The retailer says that shoppers are seeking out face to face human interaction and expertise alongside digital experiences when buying everyday technology, which is often expensive, […]
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Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat grocerant niche fresh food has a new platform that speeds up service, delivering fresh food fast.  That platform is call Vroom Delivery and according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® it is “an elevated step in the food delivery process that is long over do.” So, get […]
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The pandemic ushered in the popularity of shared workspaces, known as cloud kitchens or ghost kitchens, for restaurants to cook meals exclusively for delivery. But for small, independent restaurants that couldn’t afford the upfront costs for expansion, Uber Eats alums Ken Chong and Matt Sawchuk came up with another approach. They founded All Day Kitchens […]
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Amazon employees are divided on the company’s new head-turning $1,000 home robot, with some already deeming it a failure and a toy for rich people. Other insiders believe it is the next big innovation that every household will want, leaked conversations with half a dozen Amazon employees who worked on the project, codenamed “Vesta” have […]
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Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners just announced it will acquire robotic process automation (RPA) software company Blue Prism. It plans to merge Blue Prism into TIBCO Software, which it already owns. Forrester’s automation team took a look at this potential merger and had the following thoughts. Our consensus is “thumbs-up.” A big value to TIBCO […]
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Amazon.com introduced a host of new products yesterday, including Amazon Astro, a robotic version of Alexa that moves around on wheels, and the Always Home Cam drone, which provides home surveillance inside of consumers’ homes.
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Retailers are increasing their usage of “smart robots” throughout their supply chains in the wake of labour shortages dogging the industry, according to a new report. Gartner, the technology research… The post Retailers robot adoption being driven by “labour shortages and minimum wage increases” appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
High demand, disrupted supply chains and a tight labor market have made this time one of the most challenging ever for logistics organizations. Companies are addressing the present reality by offering warehouse workers and drivers higher pay while using robotics to automate the process and move goods more quickly through the supply chain.
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Amazon expands faster same day delivery. Delivery will be in available in “as little as five hours” (although two-day shipping is often taking five these days). Coming to Miami, Minneapolis, and Atlanta, and expanding their presence in Chicago. There has to be a breaking point where there’s diminishing returns for convenience and delivery. And, Amazon […]

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Kroger launches private targeted marketing platform. Big news coming from 84.51 / KPM. The platform allows clients to use their demand-side platform (DSP) of choice. Data is money, and Kroger has blown open the doors for extending first-party data beyond their walled garden—while maintaining (shopper) privacy and control.  Amazon gives third-party sellers access to more […]
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Solution enables brands to target relevant shoppers, optimize performance against actual retail sales The Kroger Co.’s retail media business, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) powered by 84.51°, has rolled out a new private programmatic advertising marketplace. The Kroger Private Marketplace enables agencies and brands to target consumers by applying Kroger audience data to programmatic campaigns on […]
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Albertsons posts Q2 earnings beat. ID sales +1.5% (2 year stacked: 15.3%); digital sales +5% (2 year stacked: +248%). They announced a strong quarterly dividend of 20% and raised FY2021 outlook.  Gross profit margin decreased 28.6% (fuel, inflation, supply chain costs). Albertsons spoke to their transformation strategy and, specifically, called out modernizing their technical infrastructure […]

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