Walmart Canada stores across the country are getting an automated AI-assist to keep shelves stocked and provide the best possible customer and associate experience – whether customers are shopping in-store or online
Following a 70-store pilot, a computer vision AI solution from Focal Systems that uses cameras to automate out-of-stock detection, is rolling out to all stores.
Out of stock is when an item, such as cereal for example, isn’t available on the shelf when a customer (or an associate picking online grocery orders) is looking for it.
We know that can be frustrating!
This technology, which is integrated with our existing inventory systems, automatically detects real-time availability concerns (out-of-stock or low-stock) and directs store teams to replenish in popular departments like grocery, pets, health & beauty, frozen, dairy and more.
Walmart is one of the first retailers in Canada to deploy an AI solution for on-shelf availability – and it’s been a game-changer for associates and customers so far.