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 as a service to Giant/Martin’s and Stop & Shop grocery stores on the East Coast. Considered one of the largest rollouts of autonomous robots in the grocery retail industry, these innovative robots automate hazard detection and improve in-store operations.
This major milestone follows a year of carefully orchestrated and successfully completed pilots where Badger Technologies’ robots, affectionately dubbed “Marty,” traversed store aisles looking for spills, obstacles, debris or anything that could impose potential safety risks for customers and store employees. Equipped with navigation systems, high-resolution cameras, a multitude of sensors and powerful software, Marty tirelessly scanned store aisles for any unsafe conditions.
Upon spotting a potential hazard, these roving robots sent real-time alerts to store managers, so issues could be quickly rectified, which helped Giant/Martin’s and Stop & Shop improve operational efficiencies.
Badger Technologies is thrilled to be part of this major robot deployment and assist Giant/Martin’s and Stop & Shop brands in demonstrating how multi-purpose robots can transform grocery retail environments. By keeping aisles and floors safer, Marty enables these local brands to improve risk management.
Additionally, information gathered during the robots’ continuous store loops could be extended to address out-of-stock, planogram and pricing issues. What’s more, Marty can deliver on-demand custom reports or dashboards, as well as data that can be added seamlessly onto existing operational, supply chain and ERP systems for actionable business insights.
Together, Badger Technologies and Retail Business Services are taking in-store innovation to the next level with this fully tested and verified automated retail solution.
The company is excited to partner with Giant/Martin’s and Stop & Shop in deploying the largest robot rollout of its kind. Plus, we’re equally happy to see shoppers of all ages smile when they see Marty rolling toward them, knowing that his mere presence is designed to make their visits to the store a safer and more rewarding experience.
This post is sponsored by Badger Technologies