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E-grocery defined

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Pick by scan is order picking of items which must be weighed and affixed with a barcode before checkout, such as fresh meat and seafood.
Pick by each is the order picking of items which are pre-labeled with barcodes, such as cereal boxes.
Pick by weight is order picking of items which must be weighed, but not necessarily affixed with a bar code, usually weighed in bulk, such as bananas.
Run-In Run-Out is the process of optimizing the introduction of one product to the market in line with the corresponding exit of another product.
Refers to the variety of products that a retailer stocks and sells. This consists of Product Breadth, which is the variety of product lines in a store as well as Product Depth, which refers to the number of variations within a particular product line.
Centralized fulfillment allows a company to keep its entire inventory in one location, or it opts to utilize a few major hubs that focus on a large region.
Decentralized fulfillment utilizes multiple warehouses to store goods closer to the end buyers. Merchants can reach customers in more locations in less time when products are located in warehouses closer to them. It also mitigates the risk of holding all inventory in one place. Decentralization also provides companies with the means to offer a more relevant local variety of goods to customers.
A Greenfield project refers to new building construction on a new site, and lack constraints imposed by prior work on the site. They typically entail development on a completely vacant site whereby architects can start from scratch. In contrast, a Brownfield project is one that carries contraints imposed by prior work on the site.
In supermarket retail, a hi-lo operator is a store that offers a variety of prices. Sometimes an item is priced high. Sometimes the item is on sale and priced low.
A brand of ‘smart glasses’ consisting of an optical head-mounted display designed in the shape of a pair of glasses. It was developed by X (previously Google X) with the mission of producing a ubiquitous computer.

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