Target testing robots

Target (NYSE:TGT) is testing robots to assist with inventory and supply chain issues inside a store in San Francisco.

It's a one-week trial at a single location that has been confirmed by Fortune. The retailer is using a robot built by Simbe Robotics to keep track of inventory inside the store, from shelves to carts, to track misplaced, mispriced products and low inventory.

"At Target, we use our stores to test new technologies and capabilities," a Target spokesperson told Fortune. "We're currently running a few tests in our San Francisco stores and don't have any additional details to share at this time."

Target is one of a growing number of proactive retailers tapping into the tech community. In addition to Amazon, which is using and testing robots in fulfillment centers, Hudson's Bay announced it would be using robotic technology in a new distribution center in Pennsylvania.

For more:
- see this Fortune story

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