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Eden: The Tech That’s Bringing Fresher Groceries to You
Wal-mart using ML and analytics to keep food fresher:

“For example, take everybody’s favorite, the banana. This tasty fruit is consistently among the best-selling grocery items in Walmart’s U.S. stores. Bananas travel from seven countries in Latin America to over 4,000 stores in the U.S. On such a long road, what happens to those bananas if temperatures in the container trucks exceed acceptable ranges? In the future, Eden will be able to recalculate the freshness factor and re-route the shipment immediately. The bananas end up in a closer store to optimize freshness, consumers take home a delicious bunch, and everyone is happy.

Eden also helps eliminate food waste. Our goal is to eliminate $2 billion in waste over the next five years. Already, Eden is being used in 43 distribution centers and has prevented $86 million in waste from happening.

What was once a manual inspection process is now more efficient and thorough than ever.”
cases  food  walmart  retail  groceries  analytics  supplychain  ml  bananas 
april 2018 by cote
Kroger using Google and Microsoft clouds to avoid paying Amazon
“With Amazon's retail business pushing into more industries and competing more directly with a growing number of companies, Amazon Web Services is starting to experience a backlash. Kroger is joining the likes of Wal-Mart and Target in finding other vendors to handle their massive workloads for their digital and e-commerce offerings. Alphabet said in its latest earnings release that Kohl's has moved to Google's cloud.”
kroger  groceries  cloud  azure  retail  gcp 
november 2017 by cote
bcg.perspectives - Omnichannel Alchemy: Turning Online Grocery Sales to Gold
BCG expects big things: We expect the global online grocery market to reach $100 billion by 2018…. [W]e believe that grocers in most markets can establish profitable, substantial online businesses with positive returns on investment and healthy margins within a period of a few years.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  groceries  onlinegroceries  BCG  marketsizing  forecasts  Webvan  link  tumblr:link 
october 2013 by cote

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