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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.

Retail Giant Eagle Tally utilizes computer vision and RFID to scan shelves

Supermarket chain Giant Eagle began trialing San Francisco-based startup Simbe's Tally, an autonomous inventory robot that utilizes computer vision and RFID to scan shelves, providing insights on purchases and re-stocking management.

Delivery & Logistics Cleveron 501 revolutionizes grocery pickup with a robotic pickup kiosk

Startup Cleveron revolutionizes grocery pickup with Cleveron 501, a robotic pickup kiosk that can retrieve customers within 20 seconds. The robotic kiosk, roughly the size of a parking spot, can be filled by workers with up to 124 or 276 crates of grocery orders depending on the size and regulated by different temperature zones to accommodate different types of items. To collect their orders, customers scan a mobile QR code or enter a passcode, which the kiosk then delivers through a vending machine-like operate.

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 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

Case Study 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

Consumer Goods Shoppers Can Pay With Their Face At Carrefour's Flash Concept Store

The French grocery retailer is testing facial recognition software that allows customers to pay with a facial scan—no register or bar codes required

Food & Beverage Supermarket's Grocery Shopping Video Game Earns Customers Discounts

No Frills' virtual haul mobile and desktop game encourages loyalty members to earn rewards points by finding and collecting digital groceries, while avoiding pitfalls and blocks

Merchandising & Curation ShopRite's Community-Based Store Concept Offers On-Site Cooking Classes

Prioritizing convenience and improved in-store offerings, the grocery chain invests in customer education, prepared foods and community spaces

Beauty How Retailers Like MAC Are Motivating Shoppers To Share Data With Mobile Recognition

From PSFK's Shopper Data Debrief report, here's how three innovative retailers are retaining valuable shopper data by bridging the digital-physical divide, synching shoppers' phones with the store experience

Features How Beverage Brands Like Stella Artois Are Elevating The Post-Purchase Experience

From PSFK's Elevating The New Beverage Experience, here's how four innovative retailers have created unique experiences to engage consumers beyond the purchase

Advertising Op-Ed: Color Trends, Color Psychology And What It All Means For Brands

99design's COO explains why color matters for retail brands more than they might think, sharing research on as well as applications of consumer color perceptions to help guide branding decisions

Shopper Education & Assistance How Retailers Like Sam's Club Repurpose Physical Spaces For Fulfillment & Frictionless Checkout

Retailers are rethinking the use of the physical store, replacing cash wraps with mobile checkout and utilizing excess space for online order fulfillment