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Simbe Tally Robot To be Deployed at Dozen Carrefour Stores in UAE For Improving Inventory Management

The robot traverses the store thrice a day and reports the inventory states to the store teams, significantly reducing out-of-stocks and leading to happy customers.

United Arab Emirates. Majid Al Futtaim, the global retailer, and leading shopping mall developer in Middle East has planned to launch Simbe Robotics’ autonomous inventory robot Tally to their additional eleven Emirates stores. The robot was first launched at Carrefour in September 2019 utilizing its capabilities such as pricing data to ensure shelves are stocked, planograms are correctly executed, and ensure real-time produce availability and placement. The objective of introducing the robotic system in more stores is to ensure items are on shelves, support growing online grocery business, and inform better restocking. The objective of expanding online grocery offerings is to ensure more locations can have access to real-time inventory data to facilitates the retailer’s already growing online grocery offerings.

Simbe Tally Robot is the most advanced autonomous inventory robot that provides real-time insights into inventory and operations to ensure cost-effective top-performance. The autonomous solution eliminates the most common problem plaguing the retail sector-inventory management, delivering timely information to ensure the products are always stocked on the shelves at the right place with the right pricing. The friendly and intuitive design of the robot fits naturally into the retail environment for streamlining store performance, maximizing customers satisfaction, and optimizing operational expenditures. Owing to its capabilities, Tally has been deployed in more than a dozen of top 250 global retailers across the globe.

On the launch of robot at additional Carrefour Stores, CEO of Simbe Robotics commented, “Through this expansion, the Carrefour team is investing in innovation, prioritizing better data and a more fulfilling customer experience. With Tally, they have significantly reduced out-of-stocks and helped ensure shoppers are finding what they are looking for, even amid pandemic shortages, which leads to happy customers and improves the bottom line.”

TechSci research said, “A comprehensive technology and automation programme can simplify and personalize shopping for customers and unlock new levels of customer engagement. Thus, retail store owners need to embrace technological solutions for enhanced efficiency and deliver a better customer service experience. With the continuous expansion of online retail space and introduction of modern technology in offline retail stores, UAE retail market is set to experience a significant growth in coming years.”

According to TechSci research report on “UAE Retail Market By Type (Non-Food Retail and Food Retail), By Type of Market (Organized and Unorganized), By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Exclusive Stores, Specialty Stores, Department Stores, General Merchandise Store and Online), By Region (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Rest of UAE), Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2025”, UAE retail market is expected to reach a market value of USD75 billion by 2025, owing to factors such as rapid tourism industry expansion, rising expatriate population, and advanced infrastructure development projects.

According to TechSci research report on, “Global Retail Sourcing and Procurement Market, By Offering (Service and Solution), By Deployment Type (On-Premises and Cloud), By Organization Size (SMEs and Large Enterprises)), By Company and Geography, Forecast & Opportunities, 2014-2024”, the global retail sourcing and procuring market is projected to surpass USD 5billion due to factors such as growing demand for advancement in centralization system of procurement processes along with development  in innovation and cloud technologies.