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FedEx has launched an autonomous delivery service, the FedEx SameDay Bot. FedEx is collaborating with companies such as Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to help assess retailers’ autonomous delivery needs.
Robot technology has made significant advances in terms of functionality and affordability, plus artificial intelligence is allowing machines to communicate more effectively with human beings. This has resulted in a number of retailers trialling in-store robots to improve efficiencies and free staff up to do more valuable roles. In this report we showcase 15 examples from around the world of how robots are being deployed in-stores.
We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years and identify the company' top growth markets, including US, Canada, Mexico and UK. We look in-depth at its global strategic objectives across its wholesale and club store estate and how it is investing in its ecommerce operations, enhancing its technology and developing its range as it looks to grow revenues beyond US$200bn by 2023.
Kellogg’s, Accenture, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have collaborated to develop and pilot a solution that embeds eye tracking technology in a mobile virtual reality (VR) headset to reinvent how brands and retailers gather critical consumer data and perform market research.
Amazon has launched an online platform, Amazon Live, that allows sellers to live-stream videos showcasing their products.
Walmart’s Store No. 8 incubator has announced the launch of its second portfolio company, Spatial&. It will focus on the opportunities to create virtual reality commerce (V-commerce) experiences.
BevMo!, a specialty beverage retailer, has partnered with The Mars Agency to test a breakthrough, voice-activated, SmartAisle in-store shopper platform.
In spring 2019, Ahold Delhaize-owned Stop & Shop will introduce autonomous grocery delivery to Boston, Massachusetts.
We look in detail at health & wellness trend to identify the key strategies being adopted right now, look at the focus on plant-based menus, nutritional signposting, freshness and superfoods.
In this report we explore Valentine's retail execution across different channels and countries, identifying common trends for 2019.
As Lidl continues its rapid expansion across Europe and the US, it is looking to build stronger relationship with its shoppers. As Lidl invests in its stores, and develop the services and ranges it offers, identify your opportunities with the retailer as it becomes a shopper centric discounter with a growing focus on online. The sourcing strategy is also evolving with the development of partnerships with its suppliers across in each market. We looked at in-store best practices, innovations or online developments in Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United states and Italy.
Amazon is piloting its own delivery robot with Amazon Scout. The devices will deliver packages to customers in a neighbourhood in Snohomish County, Washington.
A coalition of the largest consumer packaged goods companies, along with recycling organisation TerraCycle, has unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop.
We explore must-see beauty stores in Paris, New York City and Seoul.
Nearly 500 robots will be coming to the stores of Ahold Delhaize USA brands Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores and Martin’s, marking one of the largest deployments of robotics innovation in the U.S. grocery industry.
The University of the Pacific community can now order food and drinks between 09:00 – 17:00 via an autonomous robot. Users order through the SnackBot App to get goods delivered to more than 50 designated areas across the 175-acre campus.
P&G Ventures, the start-up studio within Procter & Gamble, unveiled Opté™ Precision Skincare System (Opté) at CES 2019.
We recently visited the CES Show in Las Vegas to discover the key themes shaping the technology landscape and what they mean for retail.
Walmart is partnering with Udelv to test its autonomous delivery vans in Surprise, Arizona.
eDOR is a system designed to solve residential and commercial delivery and pick-up issues, by connecting all parties to make it simple, easy and secure.
At CES 2019, Continental demonstrated a seamless approach to goods delivery with the help of delivery robots and driverless vehicles.
Following a year of accelerated change in the North American grocery market, we look at the five trends set to shape it in 2019. We consider how these changes are impacting on key retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys and Ahold Delhaize.
Get up to speed on what we see as the key influences and trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and see how retailers and food-to-go specialists alike are driving innovation to reach new customers, missions and locations.
We review Walgreen Boots Alliance's performance in the US, UK and beyond. We examine progress against the retailer's strategic priorities, covering topics including cost efficiencies, customer experience, alliances and omnichannel retailing.
Raley’s is giving prime placement to cereals with less added sugar. Cereals with 25% or more of the total calories coming from added sugar, based on a standardised one cup serving of cereal, will be moved to the bottom shelf.