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Giant Eagle pilots in-store robots

Giant Eagle has unveiled a pilot programme with Simbe Robotics to deploy Tally, Simbe’s autonomous shelf-auditing and inventory analytics solution, at the grocer’s Giant Eagle and Market District stores in Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio. Tally ensures that products are on shelves when and where customers expect them to be, while enabling store associates to focus on customers instead of inventory.

In the pilot, Tally sends detailed data reports to store teams every 30 minutes that capture, report, and analyse the state and availability of merchandise. The reports help the teams address controllable out-of-stock and pricing situations while optimising each store’s product layout. The solution requires no infrastructure changes to the store and operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and employees.

Employing Tally’s cloud-powered software platform and API, Giant Eagle aims to streamline store performance, maximise customer satisfaction, boost sales and lower operational expenditures.

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