During Digital Food, the new congress of Emerce and Foodlog, Albert Heijn gave a sneak preview of the latest innovation the Dutch supermarket is working on: a delivery robot. This summer, a robot is going to work for customers on the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (NL).
A new innovative facility in Tel Aviv is aiming to put the leading retailers of the world to shame with a new automated grocery delivery center that uses robots to provide product fulfillment way faster than human beings ever could. CommonSense Robotics, has done a lot of research and gotten a lot of things right …
Renault, Nissan, and Waymo have entered into an agreement to explore driverless mobility services for passengers and deliveries in France and Japan. The agreement marks a first step to developing long-term driverless mobility services operations.
During the International City Logistics Conference, 2019 Hans Quak (TNO NL) presented his research on lessons learned of 10 years of Binnenstadservice. In the Netherlands, Binnenstadservice (BSS) runs UCCs and UCC services for over a decade now. The research discusses the development and the experiences of running a UCC in practice in the form of lessons learned.
Scania’s new battery electric self-driving urban concept vehicle is designed with the flexibility to shift from ferrying commuters to and from work in mornings and evenings, delivering goods during the day and collecting refuse at night. Scania’s engineers have taken the modular system to the next level in developing a concept vehicle that can change …
The growth of online groceries presents great challenges. Financial director Ton van Veen of Dutch retailer Jumbo: “This is a substantial loss-making business model. Everyone knows that”. Van Veen states that the logistical process behind grocery delivery is costing too much.
Chief Executive spoke with FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith about emerging technologies and their place in global commerce. FedEx recently introduced the concept of the same-day robots and is building a $1.7 billion expansion out at the FedEx campus, where there will be a lot more automation there.
The Kroger Co. has a long history in retail grocery operations. Today, Kroger is a $115 billion company operating in 35 states in the US. Kroger owns 38 manufacturing facilities that produce about 40 percent of the private-label brands sold in Kroger stores.
The e-commerce megatrend is a big opportunity for postal players, but the market and competitive dynamics are squeezing incumbents. In a new report, The endgame for postal networks: How to win in the age of e-commerce McKinsey presents three winning tactics that can help these companies stay competitive.
What if the future of mobility would not only mean the electrification of vehicles but also a real change on the urban roads where the streets are not blocked by parked delivery vehicles. With Ducktrain, German start-up DroidDrive has developed an electrical, automated logistics device that elevates light vehicle-based logistics to a new level of …