The intersection of technology innovations and food retail evolution

The Intersection Of Technology Innovations And Food Retail Evolution

Release date: January 4th, 2018 (124 pages)
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According to Amazon robotics is key and the only vehicle to future expansion, as growth will remain at breakneck speed and there is simply not enough human labour available.

But with the rise of robotics there will be a concomitant rise in complexity and a host of other problematic issues.

There are a number of other technology disruptions that will change our retail future in coming years beyond recognition. This will range from AI and machine learning to drones to IOT/Voice and other profiled technologies.

With the vibrant pace at which technology is developing, technology companies, retailers, brand manufacturers, service providers and startups are being forced to adapt and explore new avenues in order to stay relevant with consumers.

This report offers a 360 degree view of how future retailing will take shape, how consumer behaviour will evolve and what the shopper journey of the future will look like.

Table of contents

Executive summary p7
Robots - Multichannel integration and technological innovations p10
Robots: introduction p11
Robots: 3 segments, 4th industrial revolution, Japan at the forefront p12
Robots: retrofitting retail warehouses, growth of inspection, tech to evolve p13
Robots: worldwide supply of industrial robots (units) p14
Robots: density per 10,000 employees per country p15
Robots: worldwide operational stock of industrial robots p16
Robots: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence p17
Robots: fixed prices coming down, leasing, broad sector impact p18
Customer facing retail robots p19
Customer facing: Can robots in store become an antidote to ecommerce? p20
Retail examples: Softbank’s Pepper, Nestle, Nissan, SCNF, Carrefour p21
Retail examples: Mitsukoshi p22
Retail examples: Lowe’s Fellow Robots, Ceconomy’s Paul, Walmart p23
Robots in the back end - The real thing p24
Robots: backend preparation and restocking p25
Robots: backend and logistics, most potential in short term p26
Retail examples: Tory, Adler Modemaerkte, Panasonic, Walmart p27
Retail examples: Tally Robot p28
Retail examples: Best Buy Robotic arm p29
Automation in online DCs p30
Robot solutions in logistics: The total cost of robotic solutions is falling sharply p31
Robot solutions in logistics: the cost calculations p32
Robot solutions in logistics: Toyota, Balyo p33
Inbound logistics/order picking: key benefits p34
Automation in DCs: general benefits and Amazon stats p35
Robots: the AI transformation of backend and logistics p36
Amazon: online grocery on the backend, Fresh operation bottlenecks p37
Amazon: a solution to high wastage? p38
Ocado p39
Ocado: the MHE solution p40
Ocado: productivity and fulfilment benefits, highly modular and flexible design p41
Ocado: embracing automation from the beginning p42
Ocado: the Monoprix deal p43
Similar Retail examples: Scallog p44
Retail examples: Fetch & DHL p45
Future stores p46
Future stores: beyond automation p47
Technology solutions p48
Technological innovations: Amazon, Coop Italia, Waitrose, Tossed p49
Future stores: Inditex and Walmart’s Pick up tower p50
The Amazon Go store p52
Amazon Go: getting rid of queues p58
Amazon Go: selling the technology on to other retailers? p59
Amazon Go: could become a game changer when labor costs are increasing p60
Amazon Go: how the sensor fusion technology works – the patents p61
Amazon Go: how the sensor fusion technology works II p62
Amazon Go: nine points to take into consideration p63
Amazon Go: five details to consider when judging Amazon Go p64
Amazon Go: coming to the UK? p65
Amazon Go: teething problems, only works with 20 shoppers in store so far p66
Amazon Go: November 2017 finally opening its doors? p67
Robot deliveries & driverless cars p69
The future of logistics: will be automated, connected and emission-neutral p70
Retail examples: Lidl, Ford Lyft p71
The future of logistics: Platooning, assistance systems, electrification p72
Retail examples: Starship, Mercedes Benz p73
Deliveries to smartphones p74
Deliveries to smartphones: ultra speed, ultra convenience p75
Deliveries to smartphones: use cases p76
Drones: Intra-logistics, B2B, or really B2C? p77
Drones: Presence throughout the value chain p78
Outbound – drones: case for B2C? p79
Drones: Amazon, Google, Facebook p80
Drones: legal, ethical issues, and is there an economic case? p81
Retail examples: Airbus and SignPost p82
Retail examples: Mercedes Benz and siroop, JD.Com p83
Amazon Prime Air p84
PrimeAir: leaving roads and a creaking infrastructure behind, goin’ up in the air p85
PrimeAir: Pony Express-like drone delivery patent p86
PrimeAir: docking stations on vertical structure for a relay race p87
PrimeAir: docking stations to provide free Wi-Fi p88
PrimeAir: route density problems, driverless trucks, “Swarm” logistics p89
PrimeAir: combining trucks and drones; self driving trucks as mobile warehouses p90
Logistics: Drones and trucks p92
Logistics: Drones and trucks - anticipatory shipping p93
Logistics: Drones and trucks - pragmatic and practical solutions p94
Logistics: Drones - hitch rides on trucks/buses en route to delivery location p95
Logistics: Drones – first successful trials in the UK, TV stick and dog food p97
Drones & urban farms: A radical departure p98
Hypermarkets: urban farming and opening up roofs, City Farm Systems p99
Hypermarkets: drones for agriculture and drone helipads p100
IOT and Voice: Extending the store into shoppers homes p101
The future of loyalty: data sharing all about convenience? p102
The past: moving beyond clubcard p104
Personalisation - impact on shoppers and retailers p106
Moods and emotions – future tracking, AI, machine learning, use cases p108
Connected household devices – towards a future of Voice p110
Connected kitchen devices: 5 common characteristics and benefits p111
Connected kitchen devices: pointing towards the internet of things p112
Alexa: the next retail revolution p113
Alexa: the new operating system of every day life p114
Alexa: How echo was created p115
Alexa: launching a wearable device p116
Conclusion & recommendations p118