“With the advances Focal has made with their technology solution, we’re ready to expand the partnership and deploy shelf-cameras in more stores. We’re always striving for more ways to improve the shopping experience for our customers.
Focal is helping us use technology to improve our on-shelf customer availability, so our customers can find what they are looking for, each time they choose to shop in-store with us.”
— Sam Wankowski - Chief Operations Officer, Walmart Canada.
“Focal Systems' out-of-stock detection through computer vision and artificial intelligence has enabled us to automatically identify shelf gaps.
Each detection is sent directly to Wakefern's proprietary mobile application which prioritizes out of stocks by department, aisle, and in-stock availability.
Our stores have seen time savings and operational improvements by incorporating the new information into their daily tasks. This early success has encouraged our members to opt into a 50 store pilot expansion this autumn.”
— Cheryl Williams - CIO, Wakefern Food Corp.
“Zebra is investing in companies that accelerate our Enterprise Asset Intelligence vision to deliver exceptional value to our customers. As a technology solutions provider to many of the world’s leading retailers, we have heard our customers tout the benefits of Focal as an effective solution for solving out-of-stocks. We believe Focal has superb talent and a deep understanding of the challenges retailers face, positioning them to be successful in this market. As with all Zebra Ventures portfolio companies, we see opportunities to collaborate with Focal to help support our customers.”
— Tony Palcheck - Managing Director of Zebra Ventures, Zebra Technologies
"AB has partnered with Focal Systems to track out-of-stocks for our brands in convenience stores. The data we have gathered using their technology has supported our efforts to quantify the impact of out-of-stocks and optimize product mix on the shelf. The ability to track this data continuously throughout the day has also provided us a new lever for identifying shopping trends across stores."
— Andrew Green - Director of Strategy and Innovation, Anheuser-Busch InBev
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