New Jersey-based Village Super Market, Inc. has revealed it will roll out the Focal Systems Operating System (FocalOS) chainwide at its ShopRite and Fairway Market banner stores. Following a successful pilot in five stores across New Jersey and New York, this expansion will optimize ordering, inventory management, merchandising and in-store labor in an effort to transform the customer experience.
Focal Systems has been leading the retail transformation charge by automating and optimizing brick-and-mortar retail with state-of-the-art deep learning and Al. Having raised $40 million to date, Focal Systems is used by retailers across three continents in nearly 1,000 stores, with over 250,000 cameras deployed. The company recently made headlines for its rollout across over 400 Walmart stores throughout Canada, as well as in the Midwest grocery chain Piggly Wiggly and Pacific Northwest grocery chain Metropolitan Market.
Village Super Market is the owner and operator of 30 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as four Gourmet Garage stores and four Fairway Market stores in New York City. The company’s new rollout with Focal Systems will involve deploying hundreds of tiny, inexpensive shelf cameras that digitize shelves hourly with accurate computer vision. FocalOS then uses that data to automate in-store processes and enable accurate, just-in-time ordering.Progressive Grocer