Albertsons Partners With Microsoft To Bolster Cloud And AI Capabilities

Albertsons has partnered with Microsoft to implement cloud and AI solutions that will reduce friction in across the shopping experience within its grocery stores. Albertsons will take advantage of Microsoft Azure, Azure AI and Azure Cognitive Services to help shoppers find items, reduce wait times and anticipate out-of-stocks, among other initiatives.

The tools are already being used at 25 Albertsons gas stations across five divisions, where the company is using geofencing to allow customers to pay for fuel, claim rewards and activate the pump with just one tap of their phone. The pilot program has resulted in an increase in app…