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Schnuck Markets Deploys Tally Robot to More than Half of Stores

NEWS RELEASES   /  9/30/2020

Schnuck Markets Deploys Tally Robot to More than Half of Stores

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Schnuck Markets Deploys Tally Robot to More than Half of Stores
Simbe’s innovative retail technology provides comprehensive inventory insights and analysis

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30, 2020 Three years after introducing Simbe Robotics’ autonomous robot Tally to select stores to enhance inventory management, Schnuck Markets, Inc. today announced it  is launching the technology in an additional 46 stores, leveraging Tally’s real-time data to improve the shopping experiences in 62 locations.

“The amount of critical data and valuable insights that Tally continues to bring us from a select number of stores is immeasurable,” said Schnucks Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Development, Dave Steck. “By expanding our partnership with Simbe and introducing Tally to more than half our stores, we will improve our in-stock position for our customers and free up our teams from tedious inventory-related tasks, allowing more focus on service. Improving our customer’s experiences has always been deeply important to us and is becoming even more critical to operations in a rapidly changing retail environment.”

Steck added that additional benefits of Tally include:

  • 14x more out-of-stock detection than manual auditing and at least 20% reduction in out-of-stock items in stores using Tally
  • Increased accuracy of real-time inventory that feeds into Schnucks’ automated replenishment system, allowing for more efficient inventory management 
  • Streamlined ordering and replenishment, ensuring store shelves are restocked quicker to meet customer needs
  • Access to real-time product location data through the Schnucks Rewards app, enabling more efficient shopping trips for customers and stocking for teammates

Schnucks first piloted Tally in July of 2017 and expanded to additional stores in 2018, with robots traversing store aisles two to three times per day and autonomously capturing inventory for approximately 35,000 products per store with each traversal. Both teammates and customers have enjoyed the benefits of improved inventory and productivity in these stores – a result the Schnucks team affectionately refers to as “The Tally Effect.” With this latest expansion, on average, Tally will scan more than 4.2 million products per day – giving Schnucks accurate, frequent and comprehensive insights into product flow and operations. This enhanced partnership with Simbe is an important milestone in Schnucks’ commitment to leveraging new technology to provide customers with the best possible shopping experiences.

“Schnucks has done a tremendous job adopting thoughtful innovation to consistently enrich the shopping experience, share cutting-edge resources with store teams, and ultimately, improve business operations,” said Brad Bogolea, founder and CEO of Simbe Robotics. “Simbe is proud to expand our partnership, now and into the future, and continue to work together across a variety of store sizes and layouts to create a better retail experience through data-driven solutions like Tally. As retailers are recognizing the need for innovation in a unique market landscape, Simbe equips them with the insights they need to remain competitive and keep customers happy.”

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 112 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs more than 14,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2019 rankings, Schnucks is the 155th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 16th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $16 million in food to pantries that help those in need.

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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. For more information, visit 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 expenditures. 

Schnucks stores that have or will receive Tally

Affton 10070 Gravois Road, Affton, MO 63123
Richardson – Crossing 3900 Vogel Road, Arnold, MO 63010
Ballwin 15425 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO 63011
Kehrs Mill 2511 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin, MO 63017
Brentwood – 8800 Manchester Road, Brentwood, MO 63144
Bridgeton11253 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044
Cape Girardeau19 South Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Chesterfield141 Hilltown Village, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Crestwood9540 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126
Town Square 7909 Highway N, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368
Des Peres12332 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131
Eureka Point245 East 5th Street, Eureka, MO 63025
Fenton45 Gravois Bluffs Plaza Drive, Fenton, MO 63026
Festus1181 Gannon Plaza, Festus, MO 63028
Cross Keys 13987 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63033
Grandview – 74 Grandview Plaza, Florissant, MO 63033
Westfall Plaza8037 West Florissant Ave., Jennings, MO 63136
Kirkwood 10233 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Ladue 8867 – Ladue Road, Ladue, MO 63124
Lake Saint Louis101 Civic Center Drive, Lake Saint Louis, MO 63376
Dorsett – 2030 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Dardenne Crossing 3029 Highway K, O’Fallon, MO 63368
O’Fallon – 8660 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O’Fallon, MO 63366
Richmond Center6600 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Harvester Square60 Harvester Square, St. Charles, MO 63303
Lindenwood 1900 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Zumbehl 1950 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO 63303
Mid Rivers 577 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376
Butler Hill4333 Butler Hill Road, St. Louis, MO 63128
City Plaza – 3431 Union Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63115
Arsenal 5055 Arsenal Street, St. Louis, MO 63139
Concord Village5434 Southfield Center, St. Louis, MO 63123
Hampton Village60 Hampton Village, Plaza St. Louis, MO 63109
Lindell4171 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
Loughborough1020 Loughborough Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111
Sierra Vista1589 Sierra Vista Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63138
South City 3430 South Grand Ave., St. Louis, MO 63118
Telegraph 5519 Oakville Shopping Center, St. Louis, MO 63129
Woods Mill1060 Woods Mill Road, Town & Country, MO 63017
Twin Oaks1393 Big Bend Road, Twin Oaks, MO 63021
Washington 2073 Washington Crossing, Washington, MO 63090
Webster Groves8650 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO 63119
Wentzville1960 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385

Alton2811 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton, IL 62002
Belleville West5720 North Belt West, Belleville, IL 62223
Champaign 109 North Mattis Road, Champaign, IL 61821
Collinsville 2665 North Illinois Street, Collinsville, IL 62221
Market Place1000 Columbia Centre Drive, Columbia, IL 62236
Edwardsville 2222 Troy Road, Edwardsvill, IL 62025
Granite City3100 Madison Ave., Granite City, IL 62040
Godfrey – 2712 Godfrey Road Godfrey, Road, 62035
Seven Hills 907 East Highway 50, O’Fallon, IL 62269
Montvale 2801 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL 62704
Peoria 4800 North University Street, Peoria, IL 61614
Savoy 1301 Savoy Plaza Center, Savoy, IL 61874
Swansea 2665 North Illinois Street, Swansea, IL 62226
Urbana 200 North Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Waterloo – 150 Waterloo Commons Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298

Darmstadt 600 East Booneville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN 47725
Evansville West4500 West Lloyd Expressway, Evansville, IN 47712
Lawndale 5000 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47715
Newburgh – 8301 Bell Oaks Drive, Newburgh, IN 47630