Kroger Nabs New Partner Everseen, Prepares to Roll Out New AI Software
- by Anne Allen
CINCINNATI, OH - We live in a world where technology contributes to nearly every aspect of our lives, but it still manages to surprise me when I see it applied to the world of grocery. Kroger is upping my astonishment with its newest partner, a software firm named Everseen. With this new partnership, the grocer plans to roll out artificial intelligence (AI) technology to 2,500 stores.
"By leveraging Everseen’s Visual AI and machine learning technology, we’re not only able to remove friction for the customer, but we can also remove controllable costs from the business and redirect those resources to improving the customer experience even more,” stated Mike Lamb, Vice President of Asset Protection, Kroger.
According to The Irish Examiner, Everseen’s tech uses cameras to monitor the checkout and self-scan areas, detecting each item customers put in and out of their carts. Similar technology is seen in Amazon’s Amazon Go marketplaces.
The software firm, which also collaborates with Walmart, has a goal to make retailers businesses more profitable and efficient.
“Everseen’s unique Visual AI technology is transforming the way retailers can manage their end-to-end operations to drive perpetual inventory accuracy, prevent stock loss, and empower autonomous processes,” said Chris Taylor, Chief Sales Officer, Evergreen.
As more retailers look to AI and begin using it in their daily operations, what will the next innovation be? I’m sure it’s just around the corner. Stay tuned with AndNowUKnow as we look ahead.