automation

Beauty Pinterest Enhances 'Shoppability' With Full Ecommerce Automation

Pinterest is moving to completely automate its ecommerce Shop the Look function, marshaling AI to scale across the billions of images it shows Pinners

Food & Beverage Giant Implements In-Store Robot To Track Spills And Restock Shelves

Giant Food Stores launched a robot called Marty, which can relieve human employees of tasks such as monitoring the store for safety hazards like spills or keeping track of shelf stock, letting associates engage in more meaningful work

Automotive In-Store Drones Can Monitor Correct Shelf Stocking And Customer Activity

The robotic devices, created by Pensa, ensure that shelves stay stocked and items are where they are intended to be, offering manufacturers and retailers a less expensive way to monitor inventory as well as customer activity

Delivery & Logistics How Brands Like Gap Automate Supply Chains For Greater Efficiency

To keep up with vertically integrated competitors in the DTC space, established brands from Walmart to Kroger are re-evaluating supply chain technology and implementing automation to cut costs and better use employee time

Fashion & Apparel Gap Builds Automated Warehouse To Deliver Shoppers' Orders Faster

Gap is integrating an advanced automation system into a recently rebuilt warehouse to help process items faster than ever, and ultimately better match supply with consumer demand

Innovation Consumers Can Cook With Alexa Thanks To Culinary Platform Integration

Amazon has partnered with cooking app SideChef to enable a rich step-by-step kitchen experience for consumers, including voice guidance, photography and video recipe demos on visually-enabled devices

Shopper Education & Assistance Robotic Coffee Stations Serve Fast And Accurate Orders

CAFE X's automated coffee machines take orders via app and work alongside human specialists, fulfilling two special orders in less than a minute

Design Adidas' Automated Factory Will Change How Products Are Made In The U.S.

The athletic brand's robotic Speedfactory uses data and automation turn out sneakers three times faster, speeding up the time to bring limited editions to market

Home Interior Design Service Builds A 3D Model Of Your Room

This service uses photos of your room to generate a precise 3D model and fill it with furniture

Retail Walmart Is Using Robots To Restock Store Shelves

The retailer has started testing automated helpers to monitor the stock of products on shelves

Advertising Honeywell Plans To Bring Netflix-Capable Internet To The Skies

The "Connected Aircraft" will have cloud-based and automated systems for maintenance, check-up and passengers' viewing pleasure

Technology Grocery Home Delivery Expands With Anytime, Anywhere Convenience

Our Food Debrief looks at how the grocery industry is using flexible delivery options to fit into consumers' schedules

Consumer Goods The Success Of Amazon's Click-And-Collect Grocery Stores Will Rest On Automation

Two stores in Seattle are currently in beta testing for AmazonFresh Pickup, which lets shoppers pick up their pre-ordered groceries in as little as 15 minutes

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Alexa And Siri Are In A Fight To Become Your Hotel Concierge

Tech giants and competitors Apple and Amazon are vying for the very profitable spot as the go-to tech in hotel rooms