News • 01.04.2022

Ensuring freshness in food retail from farm to plate

Kroger and NVIDIA partner with AI-enabled applications and services

Three pictures on a huge screen, one of a food store, one of a truck and one of...
Source: NVIDIA

The Kroger Co and NVIDIA announced a strategic collaboration to reimagine the shopping experience using AI-enabled applications and services.

Kroger, USA’s largest grocer, and NVIDIA will build a state-of-art AI lab and demonstration center to expand Kroger’s freshness initiatives, improve shipping logistics and create a better shopping experience in stores through digital twin simulations — virtual models designed to accurately reflect store layouts and other operations.

The lab will be located in Kroger’s Cincinnati-based headquarters office. It will use the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite for retail, NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise to build digital twin simulations and NVIDIA cuOpt to explore logistics optimizations. The initial installation will use nine NVIDIA DGX™ A100 systems, NVIDIA InfiniBand networking and NVIDIA RTX™ workstations to gather actionable insights on the grocer’s nearly 2,800 stores across the United States.

The companies will explore how to:

  • Identify early indicators of deteriorating freshness through computer vision and analytics.
  • Use dynamic routing for last-mile delivery to ensure freshness from farm to plate
  • Optimize store efficiency and processes with digital twin store simulation
Source: Kroger

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