Alert Innovation Hires John Gargasz to Lead Business Expansion

Gargasz, whose title is VP of platform and business development, will help the retail robotics company expand its grocery automation fulfillment business beyond its anchor Walmart customer.


How Tops Markets Is Powering Through the Pandemic

Tops Markets Director of Operations Thomas Durkin talks computer-assisted ordering systems and preparing for a second wave.

From light vehicles to biometrics, technology promises to create a faster, cheaper, more convenient experience.

The new robotic picking center, located alongside a ShopRite store in Flemington, N.J., will serve five ShopRite of Hunterdon County stores, officials say.

Cruise's fleet of all-electric self-piloted vehicles, which Walmart was test for delivery is Scottsdale, Ariz. early next year, can support sustainability goals and delivery ambitions, the retailer said.

Basket Economics: The surprise decommissioning of inventory robots at Walmart isn’t a blow to automation—just a different route to efficiency.

With a focus on speed, efficiency and closeness to the customer, Fabric officials unveil a compact and versatile warehouse its officials say can solve the economic and operational dilemmas of same-day grocery delivery.

The first U.S. microfulfillment center for the Israel-based technology company Fabric uses a space-efficient and automated system to pick and pack e-commerce deliveries to go.

Kindred Systems, whose picking and sorting robots are deployed in general merchandise retailers, and Haddington Dynamics, which makes a novel robotic arm to pick delicate items, will “massively” accelerate technology and efficiency aiding online grocery for clients such as Kroger, the company says.

The retailer has launched four test centers with the goal of finding solutions to help its stores operate as both physical shopping destinations and online fulfillment centers.

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