NICHOLASVILLE, KY. - Woodman’s Markets is introducing multipurpose robots from Badger Technologies to all 18 retail locations by the end of the year.
The robots will monitor product availability, verify prices and deliver precise location data for more than 100,000 items at each location. Equipped with Badger Retail InSight, the robots are part of a complete retail automation solution that is enabling Woodman’s to elevate store execution, lower operational costs and increase store profits.
“Most Woodman’s stores are over 240,000 square feet, nearly six times larger than the grocery industry average,” said Tim Rowland, chief executive officer of Badger Technologies. “Not only can our robots perform shelf scans in hours instead of days, but they collect and connect critical data with the Woodman’s mobile shopping app to take customer experiences to the next level.”
Imaging tools and neural networks enable the autonomous robots to detect out-of-stock items with approximately 95% accuracy. Incorrect and mispriced products are identified with approximately 90% accuracy. The robots also discern current product locations within a four-foot section of aisles that typically extend more than 100 feet.
“Woodman’s is committed to having the widest variety of groceries at the best prices, unlike other superstores that sell everything from bikes to bananas,” said Clint Woodman, president of Woodman’s Markets. “Badger’s robots are helping us fulfill this mission with real-time inventory visibility that yields analytics and actionable data insights to inform our business decisions.”