A new retail innovation was recently deployed as Wakefern Food Corp. and Simbe Robotics announced an exciting new pilot. Recently, the dynamic duo launched Tally, the retail technology company’s business intelligence solution, at Wakefern stores throughout its trading area.
“Wakefern Food Corp. is committed to providing our customers best-in-class grocery shopping experiences,” said Charles J. McWeeney, Vice President, Technology, Innovation, and Strategy at Wakefern. “Tally’s technology is another tool to help our store operations and staff while creating new opportunities to maximize customer satisfaction.”
Advanced and autonomous, Tally roams store aisles up to three times per day to collect highly accurate shelf data that ensures products are in-stock, in the correct location, and accurately priced on the sales floor. Leveraging computer vision technology, Tally’s AI-powered platform is the retail industry’s leading solution for in-store data and inventory insights, noted the press release.
Further, Tally does not require any infrastructure changes to the store environment to operate effectively and is thoughtfully designed to operate during normal store hours collaboratively with store teams and safely alongside shoppers.
“The retail industry is facing a unique and unprecedented set of challenges, and companies must thoughtfully adopt technology to address those challenges while continuing to provide a stellar level of service that customers expect,” said Brad Bogolea, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simbe Robotics. “Tally is a cost-effective solution that supports the work of store teams and enhances the retail experience for associates and customers.”
Equipped with a sheath of sensors, the robot is able to strategically navigate quietly and autonomously across the store without being obtrusive to customers or store teams. Tally’s data gathering technology also frees up time for store associates to work more closely with customers.
Where will we see this innovative technology roll out next? Keep an eye out as we report.