Tech: Robotics

  1. CPG & FMCG
Unilever has announced the launch of a Persil Wonder Wash, a new science-backed innovation responding to evolving laundry needs and the changing technology in consumers’ homes. Unilever used cutting-edge robotics and AI to develop Wonder Wash, a laundry detergent specifically designed for outstanding performance even… This story continues at New Persil Wonder Wash Or just […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including AiFi, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Wow Bao, Shopsense AI, Paramount Global, Intergamma, Getir, PLUS Retail, and commercetools. Inventory monitoring startup Gather AI bags $17 million in funding to transform supply chain traceability Gather AI, a provider of computer vision […]
  1. Data & Insights
Our recent webinar was entitled, “That’s My Customer!” – Building Personal Trade. We have partnered with Karen Barry of The Friedman Group, to do some deep dives into 7 different hot topics in Retail Sales. What is Personal Trade, and why is it so important? Here are some of the highlights covered in the webinar: […]
  1. Department & Category
  Technology is important but it never replaces flavorful fresh food service fast according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.   Johnson is your one-stop source for all things Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared at grocery stores, convenience stores, and within the restaurant sector. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on Re-Up, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Uber Eats has expanded its partnership with Waymo — the autonomous vehicle division of Google parent company Alphabet — adding driverless food deliveries in the Phoenix-area cities of Tempe, Mesa and Chandler, Ariz. The companies are working with a select group of merchants that include local favorites like Princess Pita, Filiberto’s and BoSa Donuts. Customers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Remember the days when field markers would walk tirelessly with cans of paint and strings to create the perfect pitch? Those times are transforming rapidly, thanks to technological advancements, especially GPS technology. Today, the chore of painting lines on sports fields has been taken over by something much more efficient and precise: the line marking robot. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
AI powered gas stations and convenience stores specialist, Re-Up, is installing autonomous chefs at locations powered by Nala Robotics. The Wingman is an autonomous fry station that can be added or configured to any restaurant or commercial food service operation. Re-Up will leverage Nala Robotics’ artificial intelligence technology to enhance its food service offerings, enabling […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Nickelytics, a B2B AdTech startup, has announced a partnership with Starship Technologies, a provider of autonomous delivery services. This involves an advertising campaign on two campuses where Starship operates, the University of Utah and UCLA. Brands and advertisers will be able to connect directly with the student population, with the goal of expanding to all 50 campuses […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Gather AI, a provider of computer vision and AI powered warehouse inventory monitoring solutions, has announced a $17 million Series A-1 round led by Bain Capital Ventures with participation from Tribeca Venture Partners, Dundee Venture Capital, Expa, and Bling Capital. This provides a total of $34 million raised to date. The cash will be invested […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
After a trial period across One Stop stores last year, the convenience retailer has officially selected Snappy Shopper as one of its home delivery partners. With over 1,000 convenience stores nationwide, One Stop will initially introduce Snappy Shopper’s quick commerce services to 250 of these locations, starting from June.   Mike Callachan, CEO at Snappy […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Locus Robotics has announced a partnership with John Lewis & Partners following deployment of its Locus AMRs at the retailer’s distribution centre in Milton Keynes. This represents the first deployment of mobile robotics automation at John Lewis, which reports a 50% increase in its picking rates. The LocusBots collaborate with partners at the site to improve […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
In today’s dynamic world of retail, the spotlight remains on artificial intelligence (AI) — and for good reason. AI is undoubtedly transformative, reshaping the future of retail. In addition to AI, other technologies are also making significant strides. Radio-frequency identification (RFID), replacing barcodes, revolutionizes supply chain and inventory management. Video analytics leverages computer vision to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
By Doug Stephens A recent study at the University of Arkansas pitted 151 human test subjects against Chat GPT-4 in a series of tests for creativity. Their findings concluded that, on average, GPT-4 produced more creative and useful responses across 4 commonly accepted testing protocols, when compared to responses from human participants. I found this […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
“Retailers need to use AI more,” said Harmony Murphy, Retail Head of Advertising at Google UK&I, in an exclusive chat with RTIH after her opening Smart Retail Tech Expo keynote speech today at London ExCel, which discussed the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in the retail industry.  “Generative AI has democratised access and made the […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Grocery stores have been in a state of flux in recent years, influenced broadly by the economy and supply chain issues and, at the store level, by how consumers want to shop. This year, grocery bills are expected to exceed $300 a week, which in turn will impact the choices consumers are making at the […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Boston Globe has a piece about “CVS rage,” which it characterizes this way: “CVS, how do we hate thee? Let us count the ways: “We dread thine long pharmacy lines, that sometimes end in frustration, with a stressed-looking employee rooting around aimlessly for a bag with your name on it, or informing you that […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Strap in for a glimpse into the not-too-distant future where our retail escapades are getting an android-assisted upgrade! From precision shelf stocking to whizzing through checkouts, let’s wheel through six ways in which robots are already revolutionizing the entire shopping experience. Stockroom Sorting Shenanigans There’s now a wide variety of different types of robots for […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Glenn Faulkner has taken on the role of Hardware Product Manager at checkout-free stores firm AiFi. Faulkner joined the company in 2020, as Technical Program Manager, and was most recently Solutions Architect. Prior to AiFi, he was Client Delivery Analyst at Bossa Nova Robotics. His CV also includes stints as E-commerce Manager at J E […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Following a 15-store pilot project that kicked off in May 2023, SpartanNash has deployed Tally, an autonomous inventory robot, in 60 more company-operated stores across the Midwest. The retailer operates 144 supermarkets, mostly under the Family Fare, Martin’s Super Markets and D&W Fresh Market banners. The robots from Simbe support the solution provider’s Store Intelligence […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Navigating the dynamic retail tech landscape, from AI to robotics, offers promise and challenges. Retailers chase efficiency, personalised experiences, and profitability but grapple with implementation challenges. A disparity is emerging between larger retailers with resources to invest and smaller players, posing a formidable competitive gap. That’s the view of Toby Pickard, Retail Futures Senior Partner […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  The restaurant industry is facing many challenges in the post-pandemic world, such as labor shortages, rising costs, and changing customer preferences. To survive and thrive in this competitive market, restaurants need to adopt innovative solutions that can enhance their efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction. One of these solutions is robotic food delivery, which is […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Remember the days when malls and Main Street stores were bustling every single day? Things took quite a nosedive after internet shopping took off a couple of decades ago – so brick-and-mortar retail establishments have had to adapt to stay in the game. As customers continue to purchase items online and get them delivered to […]
  1. Data & Insights
  McDonald’s, the fast-food behemoth, has a rich history of investing in other restaurant chains.  In the late 1990’s, as regular readers of this blog know, McDonald’s bought Donato’s Pizza, Boston Market, and a stake in fledging Chipotle Mexican Grill.  However less than a decade later, McDonald’s divested from all three chains, which had become […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Online electronics and appliance marketplace Newegg is making a big push into resale with the debut of Newegg Refreshed, a refurbishment program for pre-owned products. Among the product categories now available in refurbished condition on Newegg are Apple products (iPhone, iPad and MacBook) and Advanced Battlestations (ABS) gaming desktop PC systems, as well as other […]
  1. Retail Ecosystem
Online electronics and appliance marketplace Newegg is making a big push into resale with the debut of Newegg Refreshed, a refurbishment program for pre-owned products. Among the product categories now available in refurbished condition on Newegg are Apple products (iPhone, iPad and MacBook) and Advanced Battlestations (ABS) gaming desktop PC systems, as well as other […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The world might be on the brink of a futuristic shift as Tesla plans to mass produce its Optimus humanoid robots. The renowned electric vehicle and artificial intelligence company, Tesla, is rapidly expanding its workforce in Palo Alto, a strong indication of its ambitious production plans.
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Using event-driven architecture (EDA), retailers must link essential data at speed and scale throughout their ecosystems near and far to come to grips with now essential environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting in three key areas. 1. Dead Heading — Optimizing Transportation/Emissions on Every Journey When it comes to transportation within the retail sector, any […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]

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