is at the core of what we do
We believe that bringing groceries close where people live can positively impact their quality of life and support strengthening communities store by store.
We support grocery retailers to anticipate and respond to consumers´ demands sustainably:
Improved store operations with smarter labor schedule & improved consumer service.
Efficient operations through automation optimizing the total costs across the value chain.
Real-time supply chain visibility for omnichannel service.
Connected inventory and optimized waste management through real-time item level tracking of goods
We work hard to continuously improve our solution to be more sustainable through research and testing new innovations.
Read the results of our study verified by Business and Innovation Lab of North Carolina State University, US:
The impact of unmanned stores' business models on sustainability
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Bringing grocery stores closer to consumers decrease the need to use cars to travel to the stores.
This significally reduces CO2 emissions within transportation.
Safety & Security
Cabinet structure provides safety for automated operations and tolerates well operational distraction e.g. electric breakdowns.
Real consumer trust for products not being tampered and security in purchasing products.
Efficient waste management features available to support sustainability.
Blockstore solution provides the visibility to the exact number of goods in the store and the remaining shelf life for each piece. Knowledge of the delivery frequencies and the shelf life of each product.
Capability to offer real-time item-level tracking of goods with their best-before-dates enables the optimization of products. Autonomous smart stores can keep their inventory management efficient as stores order products only for demand
As a next step to strengthen the waste management capabilities in our solution the goal is to apply more AI and machine learning algorithms
By doing this we want to:
Offer automatic best-selling product lists to meet the consumer needs over a relevant time horizon.
Enable dynamic approach to pricing that drive maximum sell-through on expiring products.
Read more of our waste management capabilities and our future plans here.
“Our goal in automated and unmanned retailing is to make self-service shopping fast, convenient, and seamless.
This has driven us to focus on a comprehensive solution reach and ease of use, not only from grocery retailer’s point of view but in relation to consumer experience in the stores.
We are, by far, one of the most advanced solution providers for autonomous operations. Strengthened by our use of RFID-enabled item-level recognition of products, which enable the unique automated inventory, product management and expiry date management of fresh foods - with volume scalability."
- Juha Maijala, CEO, Blockstore Group -