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24 June 2019
Kaufland, part of the world’s fourth-largest grocery conglomerate Schwarz Group, is due to start the building of its first distribution centre in Australia, precisely in Mickleham, Victoria, which will be one of the largests in the country. 110,000 square meter warehouse to eventually supply five new stores The new DC will be built on a land that the retailer has bought in Merrifield Busine...
21 June 2019
Walmart trials autonomous vehicles (AVs) that operates in the ‘middle mile’ between the retailer’s warehouses and its store-adjacent package pickup kiosks. Ford vans Walmart is using Ford vans that are equipped with self-driving technology developed by Gatik AI, a Sillicon Valley startup. According to its CEO, the vehicles are able to drive up to 200 miles per day in urban areas. So...
19 June 2019
Tesco is piloting delivery robots, in an attempt to serve its customers by using technology. Four-mile radius Tesco is teaming up with Starship, a US based company that develops autonomous delivery vehicles that can carry goods within a four-mile radius. The trial is being carried out at its Milton Keynes shops where customers are able to place orders via an app. The move aims to improve...
17 June 2019
Aldi has expanded its partnership with iForce, a company owned by Eddie Stobart, to back the future growth of its online platform for non-food products. Partnership dating back from 2015 The partnership started in 2015 when iForce has been selected by Aldi to support the launch of its online platform for non-food Special buys and wine products. The expansion of the partnership will allow Al...
06 June 2019
Amazon has announced the launch of its drone delivery service ‘within months’. 15 miles in less than 30 minutes The drones have a 15 miles range and will be able to deliver packages of up to 5 pounds in less than 30 minutes. The drones used fly like a quadcopter, enabling them to take off and land vertically and also fly horizontally. Source: Amazon According to Amazon, they will...
06 June 2019
Walmart joins MediLedger, a consortium that aims to build a blockchain for tracking pharmaceutical supply chains. Beyond IBM Food Trust The new inititiative is not Walmart’s first push into blockchain. The US retailer has already been working with IBM Food Trust to create a platform which helps bring food traceability. Similarly, MediLedger is aiming to create an “open and decentralised netwo...
04 June 2019
Carrefour has reported a sales jump thanks to its use of Blockchain technology which tracks its meat, milk and fruit from farms to stores. First, what is Blockchain? Blockchain technology is gaining considerable momentum in the global agrifood sector. This technology provides the ability to instantaneously trace the entire lifecycle of food products from origin through every point of contac...
03 June 2019
Waymo, Alphabet’s subsidiary which specialises in autonomous vehicles, is due to bring its self-driving trucks to Arizona. Self-driving Class 8 big rig trucks Chrysler Pacifica hybrid vehicles are already used in Waymo’s One ride-hailing service, and are a common sight on public streets in Chandler and other areas of Phoenix, Arizona. However, its Class 8 big rig trucks have been absent fro...
28 May 2019
Walmart has announced the appointment of Suresh Kumar as its new elevated Chief Technical Officer and Chief Development Officer. 25 years of technology experience Mr Kumar brings more than 25 years of technology experience, having previously worked with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM. His 15 years with Amazon will be particularly attractive to Walmart, having most recently held the positio...
23 May 2019
DHL employees will be able to take advantage of advanced AR to pick items at the warehouse. 440 devices to be deployed 440 Enterprise Edition 2 devices will be introduced to employees of the Express division, which is the latest version of Google Glass. The new devices feature the “vision picking” concept, which was developed through a partnership between DHL and Google Glass partner UbiMax...