Availability and service innovations


Migros Ticaret, one of Turkey’s largest grocery retailers, has teamed up with local technology company Asis Automation to design and develop a new robot called Taro to assist humans in picking online orders.
Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland have partnered with Manna Drone Delivery to support faster and more sustainable delivery of Coca-Cola products. The drone delivery service is available in Oranmore, Galway – the largest commercial drone delivery trial of its kind in the world - with plans for further roll-out to Irish towns in the coming months.
Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group have signed a joint venture that will see them invest together in the installation of automated pick-up points under the Delipop brand.
Cleveron, a leading logistics and parcel delivery robotics company, has become the first business in Europe to be granted a license to operate unmanned semi-autonomous vehicles on public streets without restrictions.
Albertsons, the third-largest grocery retailer in the US, has partnered with Tortoise, a logistics automation firm, to pilot a remote-controlled zero-emission delivery vehicle in Northern California.
Ox is a US-based order fulfilment software provider that allows companies to fully optimize their fulfilment operations by empowering their workforce to do more. It has benefited recently from an investment round that included MaC Venture Capital and Cortado Ventures, in addition to Vuzix Corporation.
Coca-Cola has teamed up with Walmart and DroneUp, a drone services provider, to bring Coca-Cola with Coffee and Coca-Cola with Coffee Zero Sugar to the community of Coffee County, Ga.
General Motors has recently launched a new business unit called BrightDrop that specialises in commercial electric vehicles. One of its newest products is an electric pallet called EP1.
In spring 2021, participating customers in Bentonville, Arkansas, will be able to receive deliveries from their local Walmart directly into a temperature-controlled HomeValet-powered smart box placed outside their home.
Nuro is a leading California-based technology company specialised in developing and operating electric self-driving vehicles that are designed to deliver groceries.