Grocery

Automotive H-E-B grocery retailer piloted autonomous delivery vehicle that can hold up to 32 orders

Texas-based grocery retailer H-E-B piloted autonomous delivery near its Olmos Park, TX, supermarket with a self-driving vehicle named Newton, which can hold up to 32 orders of varying size.

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket Walmart Bossa Nova expanded its fleet of in-store bots

Retailer Walmart expanded its fleet of  Bossa Nova in-store bots from 50 to 350, taking time-intensive chores such as scanning shelves to look for out-of-stock items off of human employees’ hands.

Delivery & Logistics Pinduoduo is building an AI-supported logistics data network to speed up deliveries

Chinese ecommerce company Pinduoduo is building an AI-supported logistics data network to speed up deliveries, automating warehousing, optimizing route planning and improving parcel sorting. It includes systems specifically designed for online sales of fresh produce, and uses data analysis to reduce spoilage by helping farmers identify the optimal time to plant and harvest different fruits and when they should be packaged and shipped.

Consumer Insights 7FRESH harnesses data analytics to improve its inventory management

7FRESH, the premium offline supermarket owned by Chinese ecommerce company JD.com, uses data analytics to improve its inventory management, selecting the exact amount and assortment of SKUs for each location based on their unique needs, minimizing fresh produce waste. 7FRESH also leverages data to build consumer profiles, which they use to determine optimal store locations and layouts

Analysis How Brands Like Ford Are Reimagining Grocery Aisle Cruising With High-Tech Carts

By absorbing shopping elements like the help desk or the checkout lane, smart carts are transforming the grocery retail experience—without requiring reinvention of the entire store

Features How Hybrid Services Are Elevating The Supermarket Experience

Grocers are tailoring stores to shoppers’ offline and online grocery shopping preferences, orienting the experience around click-and-collect service while adding a layer of additional offers

Retail How These Supermarkets Make Grocery Shopping More Inclusive

From audio for the visually impaired to aid for autistic shoppers, these initiatives from grocery innovators are building diversity into the store experience

Case Study How Veeve's Carts Are Taking Checkout-Free Shopping To The Next Level

'Just Walk Out' grocery shopping takes another turn with this new smart cart, which tracks items and even suggests products based on position

Cafe & Restaurant How In-Store Restaurants Are Transforming Supermarkets Into Community Hubs

By adding in-store eateries, these brands are transforming the shopping experience into something more engaging and community-based

Food & Beverage These New Store Formats Are Transforming The Supermarket Experience

Today's shoppers, especially those in urban areas, want a quicker yet still quality grocery store experience, and brands like Whole Foods are providing it

Beauty How Brands Like L'Oréal Are Integrating Reuse And Recyclability Into The Product Experience

By eliminating or designing refillable packaging, these companies are making it easy for customers to cut down on single-use plastic without forgoing their favorite brands, making the world greener in the process

Merchandising & Curation E-Grocery Startup Weelo Connects Shoppers To Closest Local Vendor For Optimal Delivery

The Egyptian last-mile delivery service is filling a service gap in online delivery, helping link online shoppers directly to the closest grocers for their needs

Brand Activation & Immersion Mylk Guys Is An Online Vegan Grocery Haven For Shoppers And Startups Alike

This vegan-certified online grocery store is a new platform that allows food startups to get their products noticed by hungry consumers

Consumer Goods How Ford, Tide And Samsung Are Synching Their Brand Experiences With Consumers' Daily Lives

From Tide's laundry service app to Samsung's remotely accessed fridge cams, some of the most popular brands are activating with value-added services and functionalities that serve consumers during their busy days