Simbe released a Store Intelligence solution for large format retail environments, focusing on packaged goods, meat, dairy, frozen and more.
“Today’s retailers are laser-focused on building more resilient operations and upleveling the consumer experience,” says Brad Bogolea, CEO, Simbe. “To that end, enterprising wholesalers, like BJ’s, are employing store intelligence and strategic automation to create efficiencies and increase the satisfaction of shoppers, as well as the club teams who serve them.”
- Simbe’s system scans shoppable areas to audit if products are in-stock, percentage filled, or need re-stocking. Simbe’s pallet detection and depth data capabilities also scan upper steel inventory for re-stocking, track time-in-steel for inventory stock, and locate open storage areas where new inventory can be placed – both in pallets and on shelves – speeding product replenishment and improving inventory management.
- With Simbe’s virtual store walk-through and aisle time machine capabilities, head office teams and club managers gain unprecedented, real-time visibility into store conditions. Computer vision and AI-enabled shelf analytics pinpoint trends across their fleet to improve overall merchandising, ensure price and promotion execution using state-of-the-art optical character recognition (OCR), significantly reduce out-of-stocks, and maintain planogram compliance. Stores can strengthen supplier relationships by ensuring trade agreement compliance and pricing and promotional execution. Additionally, Simbe’s precise product location tracking unlocks efficiencies and improves the experience for associates and members alike.
- Simbe’s pick path optimization enables store teams to fulfill online orders as efficiently as possible, a valuable tool in large retail environments.
- Simbe offers capabilities that track items’ time-in-steel and optimize pallet selection.