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How AI Can Fight the Food Waste Battle

Highly precise forecasts based on big data can tackle demand variability, reduce markdowns and spoilage, and maximize sales, the author says.


3 Retailers on Autopilot

In the past week, Save Mart, Walmart and Kroger have piloted or launched automated technologies that aim to speed or simplify everyday operations.

The blessing of new customers and digital growth has lit the fuse for personalization—a powerful and profitable path to differentiation.

Walmart has its sights on "fast, low-cost and scalable" last-mile delivery as it invests in Cruise, whose self-driving cars run on a GM-made electric platform.

Now testing in Estonia, the 701 is an adaptable electric delivery vehicle piloted by an off-site operator.

Beyond operating "dark stores" for online order fulfillment, Farmstead licenses its proprietary software to traditional grocers, who will now be able to access DoorDash's platform and delivery network.

SoftBank leads investment in software that leverages computer vision data into solutions for CPGs, retailers and shoppers.

Food retail veteran to lead continued IT evolution to support Ahold Delhaize USA omnichannel ambitions.

The $2.8 billion investment, which comes as U.S. grocery retailers embrace microfulfillment centers, values the automated warehouse company at $7.7 billion.

Maintaining stable temperatures to prevent food loss is vital and addressing issues of temperature has become easier with the introduction of technology that allows for continuous temperature monitoring.

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