Press release

Giant Eagle Taps Simbe Robotics’ Autonomous Solution Tally to Take Digital Inventory and Transform Shopping Experience

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Today, Giant Eagle unveiled a pilot program with Simbe
to deploy Tally, the autonomous
shelf auditing and inventory analytics solution
, in the Pittsburgh,
Cleveland, and Akron areas. Globally, out-of-stock and empty shelves
cause missed opportunities for both retailers and customers. To address
this issue, Tally is ensuring products are on shelves when and where
customers expect them to be – this also allows store associates to focus
on customers instead of the laborious task of taking inventory.

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In the pilot program with Giant Eagle, Tally sends detailed data reports
to store teams every 30 minutes that capture, report, and analyze the
state and availability of merchandise. These reports help retail teams
to focus on controllable out-of-stock and pricing situations while
optimizing each store’s product layout.

Tally has the ability to audit shelves more frequently, and
significantly faster than existing processes, and with near-perfect
accuracy. Tally requires no infrastructure changes to the store, and
operates safely during normal store hours alongside shoppers and
employees. Combined with Tally’s cloud-powered software platform and
API, Giant Eagle has unprecedented information and insight into the
state of its stores. This information can be used to streamline store
performance, maximize customer satisfaction, increase sales, and reduce
operational expenditures.

“When it comes to the food retail industry, shopper experience is
everything,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Jannah Jablonowski. “If a
product is unavailable at the time our customer wants to buy it, we’ve
missed an opportunity and disappointed our customer.”

“Tally helps us address these challenges by providing more precise and
timely analysis of the state of in-store merchandise and freeing up
staff to focus on customer service and guest interaction.”

Tally provides retailers with unparalleled visibility and insight into
the state of store merchandise. With Tally, Giant Eagle will benefit

  • High-accuracy inventory count of front facing items
  • Out-of-stock and low stock detection
  • Identification of misplaced items
  • Identification of incorrectly facing or oriented items
  • Product price tag validation
  • Third-party supplier compliance and vendor management

“Giant Eagle is investing in cutting-edge inventory solutions to ensure
the products customers want are where they expect them to be,” said
Simbe CEO and cofounder, Brad Bogolea. “With Tally, Giant Eagle can
leverage actionable data about what’s happening on shelves. Tally’s
insights add immense value to Giant Eagle customers by improving their
overall in-store experience, and to store teams by empowering them with
frequent, accurate inventory information.”

In its current pilot deployment, Tally robots in Giant Eagle and Market
District traverse the floors multiple times per day, scanning
approximately 35,000 products across the center store grocery and
health, care and beauty aisles.

About Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest
private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers
and distributors with approximately $8.9 billion in annual sales.
Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be a leading supermarket
retailer in the region with more than 460 stores throughout western
Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and

About Simbe Robotics

Simbe Robotics is the global leader in automation solutions that give
retailers unprecedented visibility and insight into the state of their
store environments, while improving inventory and operational
challenges. Simbe is a privately held, venture-backed company
headquartered in San Francisco, CA and works with major worldwide
retailers and brands across the US, Europe and Asia. More information is
available at
or follow the company at @simberobotics.

About Tally™

Tally is the world’s first fully autonomous in-store product auditing
solution. Tally works in concert with retail store associates by
empowering them with timely information to ensure products are always
stocked, in the right place and correctly priced. Using a suite of
sensors, the robot operates safely during normal store hours alongside
shoppers and employees and doesn’t require any infrastructure changes to
the store. Tally’s design is intuitive, friendly, and fits naturally
into the retail environment. The robot scans entire stores up to three
times per day and autonomously returns to its dock allowing for
continuous operation. Combined with Simbe’s cloud-powered software
platform, powered by computer vision and machine learning, retailers
have unprecedented information and insight into the state of their
stores. This information can be used to streamline store performance,
maximize customer satisfaction, increase sales, and optimize operational