Dubai – Artificial Intelligence Journalism
UAE-based retailer Carrefour is planning to add 11 more Tally Robots across the UAE to support stock management and control.
Around fifteen thousand products are scanned by Tally’s cameras and sensors three times a day, checking for any stock errors, such as out of stock items, price mismatch, wrong barcodes, or stock misplacement.
The impact of robotics today is multi-dimensional with the integration of digital elements such as cloud and analytics. According to Boston Consulting Group (BCG),2 the global robotics market is estimated to reach USD 87 Billion by 2025. It is believed that more than half of this will be allocated for the retail market. This is not surprising, since retail has always been an early adopter of advanced technology.
“With product availability, placement and pricing data fully automated, we can offer a more efficient and convenient service at our Carrefour stores, while freeing up our colleagues to be more focused on helping our customers with their shopping experience,” said Philippe Peguilhan, Country Manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.
Owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, Carrefour has announced the expansion of its robotic fleet just two years after putting its first Inventory Robot into action in 2019.
As the retailer’s first robot in the Middle East, Tally is capable of assisting with stock audits using a sophisticated system of artificial intelligence. These robots have managed to support the retail chain’s growth by increasing efficiency and reducing the workload for store team members.
The global smart retail market is estimated to grow from USD 21.6 billion in 2020 to USD 62.5 billion by 2025; growing at a CAGR of 23.6%. The increasing adoption of robotics and automation in the retail sector is one of the key factors fueling the growth of this market. (ResearchAndMarkets).