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Friday, March 29, 2019

AI in the Fresh Supply Chain

Colleagues speak on this application, ts hard because Fresh is hard to to replenish effectively.   And people like myself who are avid cooks like a diverse selection.  First thing I look at in a new Grocery is what do they have that is fresh and novel.

Will AI transform Ahold Delhaize’s fresh food supply chain? 

This is a terrific AI use case that all grocery retailers either should be looking at or are doing already."   Gib Bassett Customer Success Director, Salesforce 

"...How fresh is fresh? Apparently, the answer is quite a bit fresher than previously thought if you bring artificial intelligence into the grocery supply chain. Earlier this week, Ahold Delhaize, which owns Food Lion, Giant Food, Giant/Martin’s, Hannaford, Peapod and Stop & Shop, announced that it is rolling out an “end-to-end forecasting and replenishment solution” that uses AI to optimize supply chain performance.

Ahold Delhaize’s Retail Business Services unit revealed that the company has been testing the fresh distribution forecasting and replenishment system at its Food Lion and Hannaford chains since early last year. Based on the success of the pilots, the company has decided to roll out the solution across all its U.S. grocery chains and its Peapod home delivery business. ...."   By George Anderson in Retailwire

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