Bringoz Industry Weekly 2/4U
NFI is expanding distribution center automation. Walmart has announced a five-year plan to build or convert more than 150 locations while simultaneously continuing its efforts to remodel existing stores. Robomart is growing its self-driving mobile retail store fleet. Read about these stories and more in our weekly industry news roundup.
UNFI Expands Distribution Center Automation
United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) will have an AI-powered robotic automation system in its Manchester, Pennsylvania distribution center, which is expected to open this summer. The system, manufactured by Symbotic, is the second installation for UNFI and is part of the company’s goal to further enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of its distribution center network. Read more.
Walmart Announces 5-Year Store Plan
Walmart has announced a five-year plan to build or convert more than 150 locations while simultaneously continuing its efforts to remodel existing stores. Over the next 12 months, the retailer aims to remodel 650 stores across 47 states and Puerto Rico. Both new and remodeled Walmart stores will include improved layouts, expanded product selections and innovative technology to make shopping more convenient. Read more.
Robomart Moves to Scale Self-Driving Mobile Retail Store Fleet
Self-driving smart shop provider Robomart has established a strategic memorandum of understanding with PIX Moving. The partnership will enable Robomart to scale its fleet with high-quality advanced vehicles designed to deliver an exceptional shopping experience. The initial deployment of autonomous mobile retail stores will unfold in California, encompassing unmanned ice cream parlors, cafés and quick-service restaurants. Read more.
Meet Us at Manifest Vegas
We are excited to be attending the Manifest Vegas conference this year. Manifest Vegas provides a unique opportunity for us to meet industry experts and network with over 4,500 logistics, transportation and supply chain leaders and innovators from around the world. Meet us at Booth #1407 February 6-7 to learn more about our comprehensive delivery management solution. Read more.
4 Freight Trends for 2024
As we look ahead, several trends are poised to shape the landscape of freight logistics. Staying ahead in the freight industry means keeping a close eye on emerging trends and preparing for the challenges and opportunities they present. From the continued rise of sustainable freight to the increasing use of technology, here are four trends that will shape the road ahead. Read more.
Choosing a Delivery Management Solution: DIY vs. Buy
More companies are looking to cloud-based delivery management solutions to manage their delivery operations, and even consider building their own. Building a solution in-house can be a daunting task if you don’t have the right knowledge or experience. Here’s a look at how buying a SaaS-based delivery management solution can help businesses manage deliveries efficiently, lower operational costs, and meet customer expectations for delivery. Read more.
Innovations in CPG Logistics and Distribution
In the consumer packaged goods industry, logistics and distribution networks are pivotal elements that can make or break a brand’s success. From distribution center automation to delivery management solutions, new technologies are reshaping the CPG landscape. Here’s a look at some innovations that are impacting CPG logistics and distribution, setting new benchmarks for efficiency, speed, and customer satisfaction. Read more.