The global retail industry experienced a 58% drop in company filings mentions of robotics in Q1 2024 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize with 50% year-on-year increase, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 21 retail company filings. GlobalData’s Retail: Filings Trends & Signals Q1 2024 report delves into earnings call transcripts and quarterly reports within the retail industry, extracting trends, signals, and comparative data to help businesses assess their performance, identify competitive intelligence, evaluate risks, and gain a comprehensive understanding of key industry events. Buy the report here.

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Notably, robotics was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q1 2024, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of ecommerce and energy transition, according to GlobalData.

Of the top leading companies in the retail industry, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize had the greatest increase in references for robotics in Q1 2024, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified six robotics-related sentences in the company's filings - 0.1% of all sentences - and an increase of 50% in Q1 2024 compared with Q1 2023. CVS Health’s mentions of robotics to 1.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for robotics in Q1 2024 was 103.

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This content was updated on 24 April 2024

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