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July 11, 2018updated 23 Nov 2021 5:15pm

Panasonic unveils LastMile Hub solution to address delivery challenges

Panasonic Corporation of North America, in collaboration with food safety and quality consulting services firm Hussmann, has launched an IoT solution, LastMile Hub, to address refrigerated grocery last-mile delivery challenges.

Panasonic Corporation of North America, in collaboration with food safety and quality consulting services firm Hussmann, has launched an IoT solution, LastMile Hub, to address refrigerated grocery last-mile delivery challenges.

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  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
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The company has launched pilot programmes for the new technology in North America and globally to fulfil customer delivery needs, as well as reduce operational costs for food retailers.

Panasonic food distribution managing officer Dohno said: “We’re very proud of our new IoT solution to help food retailers with their last mile challenges.

“This is an industry that is evolving and constantly striving to meet new customer and consumer demands.

“This is an industry that is evolving and constantly striving to meet new customer and consumer demands.”

“The ‘LastMile Hub’, along with our complete cold chain solutions, will help make source to store to home a reality, while reducing costs and concerns about food safety and freshness.”

LastMile Hub is designed to offer on-demand convenience and flexibility lockers, enabling customers to pick their food and other purchases through secure refrigerated, freezer and room temperature.

Developed using Panasonic’s IoT technology, the modular cabinet refrigeration system of the solution features customisable storage unit modules with separate doors in stacked compartments of various sizes, individual temperature settings for cabinets, indicator lights and automatics module doors.

Other features of LastMile Hub include customisable UI design, web-based secure network integration, delivery tracking and operation locker management facility, temperature monitoring and alarming, built-in self-diagnostics tools among others.

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What’s the forecast for the food and grocery industry?

The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
  • Major trends in the market including rapid delivery, ambient retailing, supply chain disruption, and inflation
Assess developments within this sector to help your business thrive in 2022 and beyond.
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