UNFI and Symbotic Announce Agreement to Implement Industry-Leading Warehouse Automation Systems

September 27, 2022 United Natural Foods

United Natural Foods, Inc. and Symbotic Inc. announced that they have entered into a commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s A.I.-powered robotics and software automation in five of UNFI’s distribution centers over the next four years. Under the agreement, UNFI also has an option to implement Symbotic’s warehouse automation systems in additional distribution centers.

C&S Wholesale Grocers Partners with TCS to Build AI-Powered Distribution Model

September 13, 2022 Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services has been chosen by C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (C&S), an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States, to build a new operations platform on Google Cloud to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and enhance the customer experience.

Instacart Makes it Easier for Customers to Save On Groceries with Acquisition of Eversight

September 2, 2022 Instacart

Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced it has acquired Eversight, an AI-powered pricing and promotions platform for CPG brands and retailers. Since its founding in 2013, Eversight has brought CPG brands and retailers technologies tailor-made for the grocery industry, enabling brands and retailers to unlock optimal promotions and pricing that propel their business and create more compelling savings opportunities for customers.

The FDA Moves into Third Phase of Artificial Intelligence Imported Seafood Pilot Program

August 22, 2022 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has kicked off the third phase of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Imported Seafood Pilot program, which uses AI and machine learning (ML) to strengthen import screening and to ensure that foods entering the U.S are safe. The pilot focuses on imported seafood because more than 90 percent of the U.S. seafood supply comes from other countries, and in the past, FDA has seen food safety concerns for various imported seafood products along different points in the supply chain.

Omni-Channel Grocery Shoppers Key to Unlocking Additional Growth for Retailers, Data Analysis Finds

July 26, 2022 Symphony RetailAI

Symphony RetailAI, a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated AI-powered merchandising, marketing and supply chain solutions for retailers and CPG manufacturers, today announced the findings of an analysis of nearly 600 million shopper transactions to determine the impact of today’s omni-channel grocery shopper. A key finding is that online household penetration now reaches 6.4%, up 60% from pre-pandemic levels, and households that shop both in-store and online are growing at a rate of 10% year-over-year.