Walmart to remodel 21 California stores, expand customer services and technologies

Walmart plans to spend $145 million in California this year on new store construction, upgrades to 21 stores and an expansion of customer-focused services and technologies. The new store will be built in Tehachapi, and locations earmarked for remodeling include stores in Anaheim, Covina, Upland and Corona, the mega-retailer announced [...]

2019-04-11T15:36:38+00:00April 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |

CommonSense Robotics raises $20M for robotics tech for online grocery fulfillment

CommonSense Robotics, an Israel-based startup developing AI and robotics tech to help online grocery retailers speed up fulfilment and delivery, has raised $20 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Playground Global, with participation from previous investors Aleph VC and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. It brings the [...]

2018-02-15T23:39:24+00:00February 15th, 2018|Tags: , |

How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order?

The U.K.’s biggest online grocer hit a milestone this year: Ocado Group Plc put together an order of 50 items, including produce, meat and dairy, in five minutes. Fulfilling a similar order at one of the company’s older facilities takes an average of about two hours. The secret: a fleet of 1,000 robots [...]

2017-11-09T17:50:33+00:00November 9th, 2017|Tags: |