Month: March 2019

Month: March 2019

Walmart, Target, Walgreens to pilot FedEx delivery robot
March 14, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Walmart, Target and Walgreens are among a group of retailers working with FedEx Corp. to test a robot for last-mile delivery of online orders. Called the FedEx SameDay Bot, the wheeled, shoulder-high autonomous delivery device will enable retailers to accept small-shipment orders from nearby customers and bring the items directly to their homes or businesses

Amazon secures London retail space for checkout-free stores
March 13, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Amazon has secured central London retail space for its checkout-free Amazon Go food stores concept, The Grocer reported, in what would be the company’s first expansion of its automated convenience shops outside the United States. Selling food in physical stores is a key strategy of the world’s top online retailer as it tries to win

Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership
March 12, 2019 Blog,Uncategorised Chantal Tremblay

Walmart Inc and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Inc to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 U.S. cities last year, after

IBM 5 in 5: Five key technologies set to disrupt the food supply chain
March 11, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

With earth’s population set to exceed eight billion within the next five years, IBM has looked at five key technologies and how they will radically transform the food supply chain. IBM will present its 5 in 5 at a Science Slam held at the site of IBM’s biggest client event of the year: Think 2019 in San Francisco.

Why Kroger is teaming with Microsoft
Image March 8, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The Kroger Co. announced on Monday that it was teaming with Microsoft to help create the grocery store of the future with digital shelves, price tags and advertisements. Cincinnati-based Kroger and Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft are rolling out the technology to two pilot stores in Ohio and Washington state. According to CNN, Kroger wants to give

What You Need to Know about AI in retail
March 7, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Artifical intelligence is poised to transform retail, according to Symphony RetailAI Chairman and CEO Pallab Chatterjee. His firm has developed a framework to identify, activate and realize the benefits AI can bring to retailers’ assortment, promotions, category management and supply chain decisions. 

Canadian Grocer Sobeys Rolling Out E-Prescribing Service Across All Stores
March 6, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc. is rolling out an e-prescribing service chain-wide following a successful test in nine locations across three provinces. PrescribeIT, said to be Canada’s only national not-for-profit e-prescribing service, will come to all Sobeys, Safeway, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, Lawtons, Foodland and IGA retail pharmacies across the country over the next two years. Sobeys is

Robots are helping Sedano’s Supermarket gather your groceries faster
March 5, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

The robotic system is on a roll, summoning a plastic bin stocked with your Cheerios. Next, the string beans you asked for go on the assembly line. The machine tells a worker how much of each item he needs to bag. This new system at Sedano’s Supermarket fills online orders lightning fast — 60 items

Why Blockchain Will Be Used to Improve Distribution Food Safety, Quality, and Traceability
March 4, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

With the passage of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) comes the final rules on the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods. Combined with the FSMA Preventive Control rules designed to establish food safety requirements throughout the food supply chain, serious documentation challenges face the food logistics sector. Food distribution is increasingly complex.

Inside the Delivery Derby
March 1, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Consumer-centric grocers have little choice but to play in delivery, where demand is growing and the potential rewards are big. But many are hedging their bets with creative partnerships to conquer the elusive last mile. Shed no tears for the N4 Tap Room. The subterranean pub and restaurant in Brooklyn’s hip Williamsburg neighborhood quietly closed