Insights & Trends

Perspectives on Retail Automation, Data Analytics and Robotics

Badger Insights

Robotics Tomorrow

How Do You Train a Retail Robot?

Robots represent the greatest game-changer for grocery stores since refrigeration.…

Robots represent the greatest game-changer for grocery stores since refrigeration. Consumers today are witnessing this evolution in real-time, and it’s quite a show. While much has been written about robots’…

By By Tim Rowland, CEO of Badger Technologies
GROCERY DIVE

So you've deployed robots, now what?

Now that robots roaming grocery stores are becoming less of a novelty,…

Now that robots roaming grocery stores are becoming less of a novelty, it's time for retailers to take advantage of a rich set of in-store data to ensure shelves are full, prices are correct, and floors are clean.…

GROCERY DIVE

The time is now: Robot tests yield fast results

As an engineer, I've spent years—more like decades—perfecting……

As an engineer, I've spent years—more like decades—perfecting…

Retail Touchpoints

The Future Of Retail Is At The Edge

In the quest to differentiate products by embedding more value into……

In the quest to differentiate products by embedding more value into…

Retail Tech Bulletin

Connected Stores Promise Better Access to Information through Automation

Predictions about the future…

Predictions about the future of retail typically touch on the possibilities and pitfalls of what it will take to achieve true omni-channel convergence. The largest retailers in the…

Retail Tech Bulletin

The Cerebral Side of Robotics

From warehouse floors to grocery aisles, autonomous robots are gaining a…

From warehouse floors to grocery aisles, autonomous robots are gaining a lot of attention. They safely move parcels, assemble components, or spot weld with unmatched dexterity, keenly perform repetitive tasks, and have a tireless…

Winsight Grocery Business

New Retail Positions Bolstered by Robot Assistants

Employee turnover in the grocery segment has long been…

Employee turnover in the grocery segment has long been a major concern, especially given the strong link between employee retention and customer satisfaction. Traditional grocers have tried to reduce hiring…

Winsight Grocery Business

Autonomous Robots Rule: Largest Rollout in Grocery History

Today, Retail Business Services, the services…

Today, Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, announced the rollout of nearly 500 multi-purpose robots from Badger Technologies™, which it is providing…

Winsight Grocery Business

Multi-purpose Robots March Into Grocery

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the grocery retail robot.…

2019 is shaping up to be the year of the grocery retail robot. Increasingly, self-contained rolling assistants are roaming store aisles while capturing and sharing valuable data to boost efficiencies, financial performance…

Winsight Grocery Business

The Rise of Safety Robots

Walmart's standing as the country's Most Trusted Food Industry

Walmart's standing as the country's Most Trusted Food Industry

Retail Tech Bulletin

Multipurpose Retail Robots Advance Data Analytics & Automation

Despite massive disruption in the retail…

Despite massive disruption in the retail industry, brick-and-mortar stores still account for more than 90 percent of total retail sales. What matters most, however, is the steady adoption of…

Total Retail

Moving Beyond Hype into Commercialization

Since they first started showing up on annual trends lists in…

Since they first started showing up on annual trends lists in 2015, industry watchers have predicted that robots would be all the rage in retail. Fast-forward a few years and it’s clear the pace is picking…

Industry Trends

Grocery Dive

MFCs Promise to Revolutionize Grocery E-Commerce; That Doesn't Mean They're Right for Everyone

This article…

This article is part of an ongoing series exploring the future of grocery e-commerce. Next week, Grocery Dive will look at the coming expansion of online marketplaces…

By Sam Silverstein
Grocery Dive

3 Ways Grocers Can Appeal to the 'Connected Consumer'

Rajesh Midha is chief strategy & operating officer…

Rajesh Midha is chief strategy & operating officer at experience consultancy Bottle Rocket. Many consumers have changed their grocery shopping habits and behaviors in response to the coronavirus outbreak,…

By Rajesh Midha
ReadWrite

Is Your Supply Chain Worth Re-Examining in a Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just been hard on…

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just been hard on people. Supply chains everywhere are struggling. Shortages of masks have made headline news. Meat processing facilities around the country have closed,…

By Brad Anderson
GROCERY DIVE

Schnucks Offers Digital Receipts as Contactless Checkout Options Expand

Schnucks is letting shoppers who…

Schnucks is letting shoppers who are members of its loyalty program choose an electronic receipt instead of a standard printed record in order to reduce contact while checking out…

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Trinity Metro Is Patrolling This Fort Worth Train Station With ... a Robot?

Aug. 21--FORT WORTH -- Fort…

Aug. 21--FORT WORTH -- Fort Worth has its own version of R2-D2, and its name is Sundance. The city's transit agency, Trinity Metro, has deployed an autonomous robot to help with…

By Gordon Dickson
MIT Technology Review

From Support Function to Growth Engine: The Future of AI and Customer Service

When it comes to imagining…

When it comes to imagining the future, customer service often gets painted in a dystopian light. Take the 2002 sci-fi film Minority Report. Tom Cruise’s John Anderton walks into…

By Jason Sparapani
Supply Chain Dive

Target's Unified Inventory Across Channels Is Key to Its Evolution, Supply-Chain Chief Says

Ask Target's…

Ask Target's Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer Arthur Valdez Jr. to sum up the retailer's supply chain journey since he joined the company in 2016, and he'll…

By Emma Cosgrove
Grocery Dive

Kroger Steps Up AI Deployment to Combat Checkout Losses

Dive Brief:Kroger has signed a deal with Irish…

Dive Brief:Kroger has signed a deal with Irish artificial intelligence firm Everseen to use the company’s technology to help stop items from passing through self-checkout stations in the grocer’s…

By Sam Silverstein
Supply Chain Dive

Predictive Analytics Determine What's in Stock at Nike's New Los Angeles Warehouse

Dive Brief:Nike recently…

Dive Brief:Nike recently opened a new warehouse in the Los Angeles area that will use predictive modeling to gauge consumer demand and help ensure the inventory customers…

By Emma Cosgrove
Grocery Dive

Save Mart Deploys Sidewalk Robots for Delivery

Dive Brief:Save Mart has deployed small sidewalk-roaming…

Dive Brief:Save Mart has deployed small sidewalk-roaming robots to deliver groceries from its flagship store in Modesto, California, the company announced in a press release. Developed and run by Starship…

By Jeff Wells
CIO Dive

Retail adopts smarter technology as industry relearns operations

In the past decade, CIOs in retail acted…

In the past decade, CIOs in retail acted with urgency to plug-in technology that transformed their organizations. E-commerce initiatives years in the making suddenly became essential, with…

By Roberto Torres
Supply Chain Dive

American Eagle Outfitters Takes on Pandemic Fulfillment Challenges With Warehouse Sort Robots

Retail distribution…

Retail distribution centers are challenged with growing order volume and a need to maintain social distancing between employees. To conquer that challenge, many…

By Craig Guillot
InfoWorld

What Is Computer Vision? AI for Images and Video

Computer vision identifies and often locates objects…

Computer vision identifies and often locates objects in digital images and videos. Since living organisms process images with their visual cortex, many researchers have taken the architecture of the mammalian…

By Martin Heller
Industrial Goods Monitor Worldwide

Masters Gallery Foods Facilitates High-Speed Cheese Packaging With Flexible Robots

Behind many of the…

Behind many of the most well-known private label brands of cheese and cheese products sold in North American supermarkets is one of the continents largest cheese maturation…

SpaceDaily.com

Light Processing Improves Robotic Sensing, Army Research Finds

Aberdeen Providing Ground MD (SPX) Sep…

Aberdeen Providing Ground MD (SPX) Sep 15, 2020A team of Army researchers uncovered how the human brain processes bright and contrasting light, which they say is a key to improving robotic…

PCquest.com

Industrial Application of Robotic Process Automation

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application…

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application of software and technology with the use of artificial intelligence to carry out repetitive tasks rapidly, determinedly, and perfectly. RPA has been…

Central Penn Business Journal

Lessons Learned from Coronavirus Could Prompt Lasting Change for the Future of Manufacturing

From mandatory…

From mandatory facility shutdowns to creative ways to handle scheduling, staggered shifts and social distancing to looking hard at supply chain and raw materials…

By Melinda Rizzo
Transportation Monitor Worldwide

Gerald R. Ford Airport First in U.S. to Test UV Autonomous Robot

Gerald R. Ford International Airport…

Gerald R. Ford International Airport has become the first airport test site in the U. S. for a new autonomous robot that disinfects using UV technology. In addition to the robot, the Ford…

Dataquest

How Are AI and Data Science Transforming Retail Merchandising?

"In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data"…

"In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data" had adorned the walls of NASA headquarters for decades. Then, one day on a cold morning in Florida in Jan'86, the Challenger space flight disaster changed…

DesignMENA.com

Leading Design Firm Shares Tips for Hotels Welcoming Guests Back

Since the start of the pandemic, we have…

Since the start of the pandemic, we have become quite comfortable with new types of behaviour. We are more comfortable working from home, maintaining productivity, and connecting through…