Business-to-business wholesale marketplace Pod Foods hopes to create an endless product supply for retailers in any location by connecting them with emerging brands that have available product. Its new technology product is a data-driven discovery engine and comes at a time that grocers and retailers alike struggle with filling shelves during the supply chain crisis. Pod Foods says that its platform works in real-time so that retailers can adjust their inventory based on consumer demand.
Per PR Newswire:
- The engine is powered by the company's "Pod Bytes" data platform, which synthesizes data from their B2B marketplace, economic indicators, and other grocery-adjacent and third-party sources.
- The built-for-grocery models provide retailers with personalized, AI-enabled insights across all areas of discovery – including product placement/procurement, inventory optimization, and market opportunity.