Retail Automation

Why Walmart is Embracing AI and Robotics

One of the most famous bonehead quotes from a chief executive who brushed off technological disruption came from Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes in 2008. He said, “Neither Redbox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition.” Two years later, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy and Keyes got a job stocking DVDs in […]

McDonald’s Embraces Artificial Intelligence for Fast Food

By now you’ve seen the big news about the world’s largest fast-food chain by revenue. It was a bit shocking that it took this long to happen, but McDonald’s (MCD) is finally embracing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence to boost sales. The guy credited with the turnaround at the 65-year-old restaurant behemoth since 2015, Steve […]

Shoplifting Prevention Technologies for Retailers

Shoplifting comes in many shapes and forms, from the broke pre-teen who is about to learn a valuable life lesson to a sophisticated gang of criminals that brazenly robs stores right in front of security cameras. In whatever form it ends up taking, shoplifting is when someone takes something from a store without paying for it – […]

8 Automated Checkout Systems Checking You Out

If you can’t tell the difference between a Danish pastry and a croissant, new automated checkout systems might earn you your friends’ respect next time you arrange the ultimate friendcation Sunday brunch by helping you differentiate them. They are that good. A few months back, we explored retail automation solutions that help us feast upon […]

Smart Receipts and Why We Should Use Them

When it comes to saving the planet, you can’t just start demanding people change their behaviors. Jumping up on some political soapbox and challenging people’s belief systems won’t work either, because not everyone can agree on the extent to which humans have managed to damage the only planet they have at the moment. What we need […]

7 Warehouse Robots for Retail Automation

Really good science fiction movies help us imagine a more exciting future, where giant robots engage in combat for our viewing pleasure or there’s a cure for baldness. These films also remind us just how far those fantastic visions are from our more mundane reality. By now we should all own flying cars and be […]

6 Startups Selling Retail Automation Solutions with AI

Earlier this year, autonomous retail store Amazon Go opened to much fanfare, which just goes to show you how much we love buying isht. Every organization on the planet—even the 24-hour Elon Musk show known as Futurism—covered the event as if it were a visit by the pope. Headlines declared that the store of the […]