The digitalization of grocery retailing is about much more than e-commerce. In the US, Walmart and Kroger are leading the charge in digital adoption across the grocery supply chain. In this report, we review a number of grocery tech innovations from these two retailers.
Supply Chain Briefing: Robotics Brings Productivity to the Supply Chain and Speeds Last-Mile Delivery
Heavy industry has used robotics for decades – but now it is gaining traction in apparel and retail. Robots offer improvement in supply chain by enhancing speed to market, better logistics, better warehousing and speedier last-mile deliver
Israel’s retail-tech sector is growing and quickly becoming one of the hottest and most innovative ecosystems for retail technologies, with startups offering solutions from supply chain logistics to the in-store experience.
Technologies including blockchain, AI and others are transforming the various stages in the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has established itself as the preeminent technology in retailing. We outline the four overarching use-cases for AI in retail companies identified in our CORE framework.
5G in Retail: Growing Revenues in E-Commerce, Boosting Capabilities in IoT Technologies, and Unleashing Potential in AI, AR and VR
5G should unleash the full potential of data-intense technology in retail, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and reality technologies, empowering existing use cases and delivering new applications.
Coresight Research attended the 13th Annual VM Global Leadership Summit on March 20 in New York City. CEO Deborah Weinswig delivered the keynote address Consumers at the Crossroads of Tech and Retail and moderated a panel discussion titled Tactics and Insights for Decoding Consumer Behavior.
This is the third report in a short series looking at artificial intelligence (AI) in retail. In this report, we explore what startups are doing with AI in the context of our proprietary CORE framework, which stands for Communication, Optimization of pricing, Rationalization of inventory and Experiential retail.
New Retail Briefing #5: Alipay Pushes Cross-Border Payment; JD.com Continues Unstaffed Delivery Initiatives Abroad
“New Retail” is a model for integrating online retail, offline retail and logistics across a single value chain powered by data and technology. In this biweekly series, we cover important developments in New Retail in China and beyond.
Ocado’s First Fully Automated Distribution Center Destroyed by Fire, Threatening Confidence in Its Robotics Offering
Fire devastated UK online grocery retailer and technology provider Ocado Group’s first robotic distribution center in Andover, England, which handled 10% of total capacity.
Legacy UK Retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer Think Radically to Expand Margins and Revive Revenue Growth
In a press release on January 29, Tesco confirmed plans to close fresh-food counters in around 90 stores, with 700 further stores retaining a “full or flexible” counter offer. It will also simplify stock management at store level, close store canteens and make job cuts at its head office. The company estimates that up to 9,000 roles could be impacted but it expects up to half of these people could be redeployed.
JD.com’s drone delivery is the first time a Chinese drone has been used for delivery in Southeast Asia, and is also the first time the Indonesian government has granted permission to use a drone for logistics purpose.
The Coresight Research team attended TechLIFEStyle conference, part of StartmeupHK, held in Hong Kong January 22, 2019. StartmeupHK is an initiative launched by InvestHK to promote Hong Kong as a startup destination, connecting entrepreneurs and investors. The theme of the event was “living smarter, living better,” looking at how lifestyle technology can be woven into everyday life. These are some highlights of the event.
The retail industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade, and continues to evolve quickly. In 2019, the market will be defined by emerging technologies that change the way consumers interact with brands, by new engagement formats and channels, as retailers look to collaboration more with startups to future-proof their businesses.
Coresight Research Founder and CEO Deborah Weinswig discussed AI in retail with experts from Guess, JD and Markable in a panel discussion called The Intelligence Revolution is Here. Weinswig discussed the massive opportunity in AI in a range of areas from communicating with customers, to optimizing prices and products, to managing inventory and delivering experiential retail.