Chain Store Age
The world’s largest sporting goods retailer is using a robot to conduct in-store inventory counts.
France’s Decathlon made its U.S. debut in April, opening a flagship (dubbed a lab store) in San Francisco. The store kicks off a partnership between Decathlon Group and Simbe Robotics, and is the retailer’s first location to deploy Simbe’s Tally, described as the world’s “first fully-autonomous inventory robot.”
With the deployment, Decathlon is also one of the first retailers in the world to leverage Tally’s RFID capabilities. (In October, Schnucks Markets said it was rolling out Tally in at least 15 select Schnucks’ locations for shelf management following a successful pilot.
The bot roaming the aisles at Decathlon will use RFID and computer vision technology to capture, report, and analyze the quantity and location of store inventory. The automation solution will allow Decathlon’s in-store team to focus on customer service and delivering a great store experience.
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