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AutoStore fulfillment center model

New FutureShop Model & Fly Through Unveiled at Groceryshop

Cuhaci Peterson was extremely pleased to help AutoStore develop an eGrocery automation model for their exhibit at Groceryshop 2021, representing the store of the future that’s here today.

The model and virtual fly-through illustrate the functions of AutoStore fulfillment connected to an operating grocery store.

Below are still images of the automation model by itself and on display at the booth, as well as the full fly-through video.

Commerce Solutions utilizing robots

CP Teams Up on New Interactive Feature Highlighting Microfulfillment

Cuhaci Peterson, PULSE Integration and KPS Global are teaming up to provide powerful end-to-end solutions to reimagine grocery for a brighter future — starting now with the launch of a new interactive titled GroceRE Imagined.

The combination of systems integration and end-to-end e-commerce solutions is fundamentally paramount to delivering on the promise of future retailing excellence.

As grocers design future store formats, the integration of e-commerce into the retail network requires an adept team to connect all the systems together and eliminate any gaps in processes and operations.

Automation is the answer: Bringing the product to people is faster than bringing people to the product.

Customized microfulfillment strategies are helping businesses adapt to their new reality by introducing user-friendly systems that respond to modern shopper demands while greatly improving the end experience for customers. And to optimize the use of these new fulfillment solutions, the various systems need to be seamlessly integrated.

Our hybrid shopping experience replaces shopping the “maze of aisles” in store and online with a high-density system utilizing robotics that enable an order to be ready for pick up within minutes.

“At it’s core, hybrid shopping is the merging of the physical and digital experience, often referred to as phygital,” said Steven Duffy, Sr. Vice President of Design, Cuhaci & Peterson.

Today’s retail customer utilizes technology that has drastically advanced their expectations. And for grocery, modernizing through automation is the optimal way to meet them.

Learn more by visiting our new GroceRE Redefined interactive feature.

Sowing the Seeds of Innovation | FutureShop

Sowing the Seeds of Innovation

Cuhaci Peterson Executive Vice President, Steve Duffy, was recently a featured in the April 2021 issue of The article is available in the print and online editions.

In the article, Duffy takes a closer look at the firm’s FutureShop solution and how it will help grocers and retailers address numerous challenges in the ever-changing consumer landscape.

Shoppers want convenience, fair pricing and a frictionless checkout experience, which can all be achieved through the adoption of microfulfillment.

Additionally, Duffy explains why building smarter stores and the use of hydroponic growth techniques leads to improved sustainability goals and an overall healthier environment.

To read the entire article, please go here:

Hybrid Shopping

New CP Microsite Targets Future of Retail Shopping

Cuhaci Peterson is pleased to announce the launch of its new microsite,, which provides an exciting look at accelerated changes driving broad categories of retail transformation, next generation e-commerce and its hybrid shopping experience.

Today’s retail disruption represents a time of opportunity as the pace and future of retail transformation increases. The hybridization of retail formats continues to merge traditional, defined models. The blurring of store platforms includes: Hybrid shopping, logistics, disruptive real estate effects, and increased use of automation and technology. Increasingly, consumers are demanding an unlimited assortment of products, immediate fulfillment to autonomous delivery, and a willingness to pay less. As these demands are fulfilled by retailers, many stores will disappear or become consolidated.

“At the core, hybrid shopping is the ‘phygital’ experience,” said Steven Duffy, Senior Vice President of Design at the firm.

Through a partnership with industry leaders AutoStore, Pulse Integration and KPS Global, this integrated physical to eCommerce grocery experience enables shopping using in-store kiosks, mobile phones, or desktops while having groceries picked and packed via the AutoStore system within minutes. Shoppers can place orders in-store, may choose to enjoy experiencing prepared food services, or may shop for other items they prefer to handle on their own.

The system will also serve as the fulfillment hub for online shoppers in the area giving the grocer a more profitable fulfillment solution while improving inventory control and reducing congestion in store aisles.

The concept replaces areas of the center store gondola with the AutoStore robotic storage, disrupts current retail models and represents the future of grocery retailing. We have received significant interest by reimagining the future of grocery as we know it. It is the store of tomorrow.

Why the need for Hybrid Shopping?

“We believe there’s a better, quicker and more cost-effective solution, which is robotics through microfulfillment,” Duffy added.

Accelerated change is upon us. Retail has reached an inflection point based upon the pandemic and the eGrocery industry is in the epicenter.

The remaining stores will condense in size and need to fundamentally reshape their retail experience to fit the new landscape. This tectonic disruption is not one that will impact retailers in the future, but one that is being felt today. Cuhaci Peterson is making sure that those necessary solutions exist now.