Walmart scraps use of Bossa Nova’s stock-checking robots

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Walmart has cut ties with inventory robotics start-up Bossa Nova and will return to staff-based methods of stock-checking in its stores.

The world’s largest bricks-and-mortar retailer had been using the robots in around 500 of its 4,700 stores. The machines roamed the aisles to check inventory and send alerts to staff if certain items needed replenishing. 

But according to The Wall Street Journal, Walmart has ended its partnership with Bossa Nova after finding simpler and more cost-effective ways for its staff to manage stock, without using robots.

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