Author: Chantal Tremblay

Author: Chantal Tremblay

Ahold Delhaize rolling out robots at all Giant, Martin’s stores
February 22, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores. Marty, a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services

Cannabis food, drinks to be 2019’s hottest dining trend, top chefs say
February 21, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

DENVER – Sprinkled on donuts, mixed into milkshakes or infused into olive oil, make no mistake: Cannabis is coming to a kitchen near you. Chefs across the country say cannabis-infused food and drinks are the top two dining trends they expect to see unfold in 2019, although we’re not talking about food that will get you

Cold Storage Evolves to Meet Global Demands
February 20, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Food safety, energy efficiency, labor constraints and changing consumer demands are driving significant changes in the cold storage sector. Despite the disparate levels of sophistication between cold chains in developed markets versus those in emerging ones, the common goals are generally the same: maintain food safety standards and protect brand reputation, reduce operating costs, and

Walmart taps Udelv for latest driverless car tests to deliver groceries
February 19, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Walmart is expanding its tests of driverless cars as a way to get online grocery orders to shoppers’ homes more quickly. The big-box retailer is now piloting a program to use Udelv autonomous-driving vans to deliver fresh groceries in Surprise, Arizona. “We want to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of grocery delivery by

Kroger and Microsoft Develop Futuristic Grocery Store
February 18, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

                      The supermarket chain and technology giant are using the cloud to make it faster to navigate the grocery aisles and pick up online orders. By Matthew Boyle and Dina Bass Kroger Co. and Microsoft Corp. are joining forces to bring the ease of online shopping to brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Kroger,

Grocery delivery company Instacart is now valued at $7bn
February 14, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

Grocery delivery company, Instacart, announced that it has raised $600mn during its latest funding round, led by D1 Capital Partners. The investment raises Instacart’s valuation to $7.6bn, up 75% in six months. Instacart said that it expects to use the new capital to further its expansion in the North America market, to boost awareness of

Walmart’s grocery warehouse worker of the future will have a STEM background
February 13, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

As the grocery arms race in the U.S. continues to heat up, Walmart (WMT), the world’s largest retailer, is betting on a new high-tech distribution center that will rely on STEM workers and tech systems to move more product to store shelves. Walmart will soon break ground on a distribution center in Shafter, California, that

February 12, 2019 Blog,Events,News Chantal Tremblay

Keith Swiednicki International (KSI)  will be presenting Back to the Future –  Supply Chain Benchmarking Highlights at the Highjump Elevate 2019 conference in San Antonio, TX March 3-6, 2019. Elevate 2019 is your opportunity to come together with like-minded businesses to collaborate and learn more about the technologies that elevate your business. Keynote speakers, breakout sessions, product

PepsiCo rolls out campus snackbots
February 12, 2019 Blog Chantal Tremblay

PepsiCo just became the first major food and beverage company in the U.S. to deploy snack delivery robots on a college campus, according to a press release. The company rolled out the snackbots at the University of the Pacific. The delivery robots were created in collaboration with San Francisco Bay Area-based company Robby Technologies. Pepsi will supply the