Lund Food Holdings, parent of the upscale grocery chain Lunds & Byerlys, aims to get a sharper picture of on-shelf status with the help of Pensa Systems.
Under a partnership announced Tuesday, Austin, Texas-based Pensa said it plans to deploy its automated retail shelf intelligence solution at all 28 Lunds & Byerlys supermarkets in the Twin Cities market and surrounding area. Pensa’s system uses computer vision and artificial intelligence technology to scan products and categories across aisles and shelves, giving Lunds & Byerlys a snapshot of actual shelf inventory conditions.
To collect the shelf data, Lunds & Byerlys associates will scan all shelves and product categories using Pensa’s app on Zebra scanning devices. Pensa said its AI technology then captures and automatically analyzes video streams of hundreds of product images to identify out-of-stocks, maximize item availability, and improve demand forecasting and omnichannel delivery. Store staff can scan a single aisle in seconds, and analysis is delivered in near real-time, according to the company.Supermarket News