NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil and pioneer in retail automation, has partnered with BRdata Software Solutions to help grocers gain actionable data and aggregated analytics to improve profitability stores, operational efficiency and shopping experiences. Real-time inventory, price and trend data collected by Badger Technologies® versatile autonomous robots can be ingested by BRdata’s cloud-based retail software to help identify discrepancies and resolve issues products and prices on the shelf with greater agility and accuracy.
Through seamless integration of application programming interfaces (APIs), Badger Technologies and BRdata enable grocers to transform operations and customer shopping experiences. “We’re excited to partner with BRdata to provide grocers with a complete view of what’s really happening on their shelves every day,” said William “BJ” Santiago, CEO of Badger Technologies. “Independent grocers, in particular, will benefit from integrating our robot-collected data and dashboards with BRdata’s enterprise retail software to maximize sales and profits.”
Growing impact of independent supermarkets
Independent supermarkets generated about a third of grocery sales in the United States last year, according to the National Grocers Association (NGA). As retailers with close ties to the communities they serve, independent grocers are continually adapting to the demand for new shopping experiences by investing in automation to streamline operations, reduce cost structures and increase engagement. client.
“BRdata understands the need for simple yet powerful solutions that enable independent grocers to deliver greater value to their customers through the collection and use of accurate, real-time data,” said John Abbene, President of BRdata. SoftwareSolutions. “Through our collaboration with Badger Technologies, we can integrate the latest pricing and product data into our software to quickly identify and easily resolve product and price discrepancies in order processing, warehouse, inventory, point of sale and e-commerce.”
Woodman’s Markets will present its solution at BRdata World
At the BRdata World User Conference, Woodman’s Markets will highlight the grocery chain’s use of Badger Technologies autonomous robots as well as the ability to combine highly accurate in-store data with BRdata’s enterprise software suite . An employee-owned retail chain with 19 stores in Wisconsin and Illinois, Woodman’s is known for its extensive product selection, which typically includes 100,000 items at each location.
Woodman’s Markets uses robots from Badger Technologies to reduce the time it takes to check prices at each store from 40 hours a month to eight hours. Additionally, the retailer is automating shelf scans across the store for price compliance, allowing staff to cut the time it takes to hang price tags in half. Using robotics and retail automation to improve on-shelf product availability and price integrity alleviates burdens on constrained staff while closing critical support gaps caused by persistent labor shortages.
Additionally, the ability to provide accurate product location data enhances Woodman’s online shopping system with improved picklist management and faster order fulfillment. Data collected by Badger robots is integrated with BRdata’s enterprise software to support other critical store operations, including order fulfillment and warehouse management.
“Our automated shelf analytics not only improved Woodman’s inventory strategies, but we also gained critical trending insights to better predict and manage third-party vendors,” said Kristin Popp, executive vice president of Woodman’s. Markets. “Combining the data collected by Badger robots with the capabilities of the BRdata cloud ecosystem will further our mission to provide the widest variety of grocery items at the best prices.”
BRdata World showcases the latest in retail technology automation
Badger Technologies is a platinum sponsor of BRdata World, taking place October 2-6 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, NY. Woodman’s Markets will join Badger Technologies in demonstrating the benefits of autonomous robots, retail automation and data integration with BRdata’s enterprise retail software.
About Badger Technologies
Badger Technologies is a product division of Jabil (NYSE: JBL), a manufacturing solutions provider that offers comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. A pioneer in robotics, Badger Technologies has deployed over 600 robots that automate hazard detection and resolve a host of inventory and data disconnects to improve on-shelf product availability, price integrity, store profitability and shopping experiences. As part of Jabil Retail, Badger Technologies has access to cutting-edge retail automation technologies, world-class robotics expertise, innovative software and cloud services, chain management capabilities global sourcing and world-class manufacturing services.