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World’s first fully autonomous, AI-powered restaurant opening in SoCal

- General News
Cali Group, a holding company using technology to transform the restaurant and retail industries, Miso Robotics, creator of Flippy (the world's first AI-powered robotic fry station), and PopID, a technology company simplifying ordering and payments using biometrics, announced today that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy, the world's first fully autonomous restaurant.

Metro Inc. opens automated DC in Quebec

- Retail
METRO Inc. opens its new automated distribution center for fresh and frozen products in Terrebonne, Quebec.

Bonsai Robotics raises $13.5M to bring autonomous vehicles to labor-starved orchards

- General News
Bonsai Robotics will use the funds to accelerate its product roadmap and invest in both hiring and sales & marketing.

Using automation to advance workers

- Analysis
Technology is advancing quickly and providing us with benefits we only dreamed of just a decade ago. One particular technology that has proven extremely beneficial in agriculture is automation.

Chipotle tests robot avocado prep machine

- General News
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced Autocado, an avocado processing cobotic prototype that cuts, cores, and peels avocados before they are hand mashed to create the restaurant's famous guacamole.

Instacart launches AI-powered food inspiration search tool, Ask Instacart

- Retail
Starting to roll out to Instacart customers today and scaling to all U.S. customers over the coming weeks, Ask Instacart is a reimagined yet still familiar search experience directly embedded in the search bar in the Instacart app, providing customers with product recommendations that are intuitively organized, as well as additional useful information about food preparation, product attributes, dietary considerations, and more.

sweetgreen pilots automation at new restaurant

- General News
Now open in Naperville, IL, sweetgreen's new restaurant leverages technology to serve customers fresh, healthy food while providing a more human experience.

Associated Food Stores to use AI-powered warehouse automation system

- Retail
Associated Food Stores, a provider of groceries and other goods and services to independent retailers in nine Intermountain states, and Symbotic Inc., a leader in A.I.-enabled robotics technology for the supply chain, today announced they have entered into a commercial agreement to implement Symbotic’s A.I.-powered robotic warehouse automation technology in AFS’ Utah distribution center.

WGA: growers spend $500,000 per year on automation

- General News
Growers are now spending an average of $500,000 a year on automation in response to the persistent ag labor shortage, according to the Specialty Crop Automation Report released today and commissioned by Western Growers.

Walmart reveals automation, growth plans

- Retail
Walmart Inc. is kicking off its two-day 2023 Investment Community meeting, where leadership will highlight how the company is investing to strengthen its business through its people and an unparalleled, next generation supply chain network of stores, clubs and fulfillment centers, and driving future global growth opportunities across its omnichannel ecosystem and high value initiatives.