Talking Inventory Drones With Pensa's Richard Schwartz

The founder and CEO of Pensa Systems discusses how "flying whiffle balls" can defeat "electromechanical beasts" in the race to eliminate out-of-stocks, and how winemaking is like tech.


Superior Grocers, Weis Turning to Automation to Improve Operations

Regional grocery chains leverage Itasca technology to become more strategic.

The author assesses current progress, and long-term vision, for various players in the in-store robotics field.

Convenience chain aims to address consumer expectations of faster service, improved experience.

In a world of online hacking, stolen identities, deep fakes and fake news, efficient tools for age verification, including biometrics, are now within reach.

In her annual state of the industry keynote, the trade association’s chief framed four key areas of the new food marketplace through the lenses “of what we need to learn, what we must unlearn and what we need to relearn.”

Exhibitors on the show floor talked productivity enhancements that await only pricing strength.

The retailer reveals Frederick, Md., as the site of a forthcoming robotic pick center, potentially ratcheting competition with conventional rivals such as Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize.

In an address at NRF 2020, CEO Keith Knopf describes how AI pricing is helping to grow unit share and support a changing brand amid lower priced competition.

Offering personalization will be key as demographic, cultural and behavioral shifts loom large.

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