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Why Retailers Are Learning to Love Robots

The pandemic lit a fire under retailers to expand the use of robotics, but COVID-19 is not the only accelerant. Advancements in AI, computer vision and sensing systems are also boosting bots. The age of COVID-19 put a premium on processes that protect customers and associates.

Urban Outfitters to Automate New DC

Urban Outfitters will build on its UK pilot and infuse automation into its new distribution center in Kansas City, KS, due to go live in 2023. Get the details.

Retail Business Services (RBS), the services company of grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, is piloting newly launched ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robots from Ava Robotics to manage COVID-19-related and other cleaning needs. Get the details.

Amazon.com plans to open two new fulfillment centers, including a new 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center, as well as a new delivery station. Learn what the expansion means for San Antonio, TX.

Walmart is dedicating space in 42 of its regional distribution centers to add “pop-up e-commerce distribution centers” to meet the expected spike in e-commerce orders this holiday season, as well as unexpected peaks in the future. Learn the tech that's making it possible.

When the CDC names shopping in crowded stores a high risk activity, you can bet this holiday season is going to be different than normal. Hear how Walmart and Target are planning to adjust to shifting consumer habits this holiday season.

Navigating the holiday season within the constraints of the “new normal” has proved challenging for many top brands and retailers. Here are four top peak pitfalls retailers are facing this year and best practices for navigating them.

Retail supply chain

Blind spots were exposed in the retail supply chain during the pandemic. The RIS Supply Chain Technology Study 2020 identifies them and recommends investments to help retailers recover quickly from future disruptions.

VIEW ON-DEMAND!   Massive stock outs and overflowing warehouses are only two of the major problems that rocked the retail supply chain during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In our first annual Supply Chain Technology Study, RIS benchmarks the state of the retail supply chain, identifies technologies that are keys to success, and recommends ways retailers can improve their ability to recover quickly from disruption. Benchmark your supply chain tech against the industry's best!

Walmart Canada plans to invest billions to transform the customer experience, including creating 150 “stores of the future.” Get the details on the slew of next technologies it's implementing.

With safety measures in place at its DCs, The Children’s Place’s store network is helping to fulfill orders. Learn more and hear the retailer’s plans to shutter 300 stores, as it shifts focus to digital sales.

Sweetwater, a music retailer that’s nearing $1 billion in annual sales, found itself in the center of a perfect storm as one of the unexpected non-essential retail beneficiaries during the coronavirus health crisis.

Amazon’s latest tech innovation provides real-time social distancing feedback, and it plans to open source the technology. Learn more.

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