From autonomous sourcing to contract lifecycle management, we break down the tech companies helping procurement teams source, evaluate, and negotiate with vendors more efficiently.
From sustainable packaging materials to digital product passports, we break down the critical categories of vendors helping the retail industry reduce natural resource consumption and minimize waste.
In 2022, Flexport raised $935M at a valuation of $8B from an all-star group of investors including Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), MSD Partners, DST Global, Founders Fund, Shopify Ventures, and SoftBank.
From on-demand fashion manufacturing to bio-based dyeing processes, we break down the critical categories of vendors helping the fashion industry create a more sustainable supply chain.
Following a nearly 90% drop last year, weather risk intelligence funding is on track to hit a 5-year high. We assess the market's momentum.
One of the largest grocery fulfillment players could be seeking an exit. We look at how its valuation, revenue, and IP stack up against competitors.
Advancements in satellite tech are improving how organizations communicate and monitor operations. We break down 3 key applications across industries like manufacturing, logistics, and energy.
We break down the mixed outlook for drone delivery companies as investment soars for some while others face technical hurdles and cost-cutting measures.
We assess the current state of the autonomous ground delivery market following news from Nuro and prior scale-backs from Amazon and FedEx.
The grocery leader has been an early adopter of omnichannel fulfillment tech, which helps it prepare and deliver online orders more efficiently and to more customers. We break down its moves in key areas like microfulfillment and on-demand delivery.
The retail giant has been testing and investing in key areas of omnichannel fulfillment, including automated distribution centers and on-demand delivery, to compete with Amazon and grow revenue.
Investors poured over $12B into companies that promised to deliver groceries in under 30 minutes. Now consolidation is slashing their returns.
From payments to omnichannel operations, these startups are helping emerging-economy merchants become tech-enabled and take advantage of online shopping.
Retail tech funding declines by 23% in Q1’23 as deals plunge and investor attention shifts toward early-stage rounds.
After years of disruptive global events, supply chain visibility has become a pressing priority for many companies — and an opportunity for big tech. We look at how Microsoft hopes to beat its rivals to the punch.
We identify a16z’s top priorities across travel tech, e-commerce enablement, food tech, and more.
We mined Alibaba’s acquisitions, investments, and partnerships to discern the company's strategic priorities in retail.
AXA Venture Partners has invested in companies addressing some of the most pressing risks across insurance. We break down where the firm is placing its bets and what it means for the industry.
We dig into how Amazon is using its extensive investments for its e-commerce business to reduce costs throughout the supply chain and find new revenue streams — including in often overlooked areas like the middle mile and intralogistics.
The Retail Tech 100 is CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising private retail tech companies in the world. This year’s winners are using technology to help retailers create more connected and personalized experiences and drive efficiency and profitability.
Emerging technologies like digital twins and AI route optimization are making it easier to communicate and plan across a traditionally fragmented industry. We look at how Google is bringing new cloud offerings that enable more efficient and sustainable supply chains.
By positioning itself as a B2B tech provider, Walmart could command a higher valuation than traditional grocery retail. We break down how the retail giant built its tech offerings — and the 3 sectors it'll take on next.
CB Insights produces a wealth of research across food & meal delivery, grocery retail tech, food waste management, and more. Check out our top food & beverage research and what's ahead in 2023.
From delivery management software to microfulfillment, this MVP Technology Framework evaluates the last-mile tech solutions that retail leaders like Walmart and 7-Eleven use to improve efficiency, minimize costs, and boost profits.