Tag: drones

Retail Types, Stores

How Retailers can Combat Inventory Shrinkage with Drone-Powered Warehouse Monitoring

January 10, 2024

Via: Retail TouchPoints

There’s been a lot of talk recently about retailers reporting lower-than-expected earnings due to inventory shrinkage. What does this mean exactly? According to the Corporate Finance Institute, “Inventory shrinkage occurs when the number of products in stock are fewer than […]


Is Drone Delivery Gaining or Losing Steam?

August 30, 2023

Via: RetailWire

Despite challenges ranging from regulations to noise, cost, safety, and public acceptance, Walmart continues to push ahead with tests of drone delivery. A new partnership with Wing, a drone-delivery provider owned by Alphabet, Google’s parent company, enables air delivery to […]


Commercial drones could half CO2 emissions for freight delivery, report reveals

October 26, 2021

Via: Charged

Commercial drones have the potential to halve CO2 emissions for freight deliveries, according to a new report by Cranfield University. The report, ‘UAVs: Unlocking positive transformation in the world’, compares the CO2 emissions emitted by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and […]


UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop next generation of delivery drones

March 25, 2020

Via: Charged

UPS is developing the next generation of delivery drones as it enters its first commercial partnership with a drone manufacturer. The delivery giant’s dedicated drone delivery arm Flight Forward has partnered with German tech startup Wingcopter to develop a new […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

E-commerce deliveries will overrun cities in 1 to 3 years

January 27, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Urban last-mile deliveries will increase 78% by 2030, according to the report. The WEF argues that since carriers and municipalities have different, sometimes competitive priorities, the best path forward is to build portfolios of solutions that, combined, improve congestion and […]


Agile Product Development: Can Manufacturing Draw Inspiration From Tech?

December 5, 2016

Via: Line//Shape//Space

Since the early 2000s, Agile Software Development has exponentially gained popularity—while hardware manufacturing has largely been left out of the party. But like any good party, word gets out. So, today, manufacturers are starting to ask, “How can Agile apply […]

Others, Tech

Inside Amazon’s secret drone lab

October 18, 2016

Via: FierceRetail

Amazon has made no secret of its drone development program, but now it has offered a peek inside the lab that houses it for the first time. The company invited Cambridge News and several primary school students to its U.K. […]

Others, Tech

Verizon Joins AT&T In Testing Drones That Act As Flying LTE Antennae

October 7, 2016

Via: Consumerist

There are certain times in every wireless company’s life when their network needs a boost, whether it’s because of a natural disaster or the pope’s in town. On the heels of AT&T’s announcement that it’s testing drones as flying LTE […]


How Do Consumers Feel About Drones Delivering Their Packages?

June 27, 2016

Via: Essential Retail News

Consumers have choices when it comes to how the products they purchase are delivered to them, and drones may be another preference to add to the list. According to February 2016 research, more than three-quarters of US internet users are […]


Walmart finds interesting use for drones

June 3, 2016

Via: Chain Store Age

Drones are getting a lot of attention as a means of delivering products to customers. However, Walmart is reportedly testing the applicability of drones a little further back in the supply chain. Read More on Chain Store Age