Effective stock management presents a challenge for players in the retail sector. Inadequate inventory control and a failure to anticipate stock shortages can lead to substantial financial setbacks. Tekshelf, a French startup, has introduced innovative technology aimed at elevating the intelligence of store shelves to optimize stock management. This solution not only addresses stock control but also contributes to the fight against food waste. Currently, the technology is undergoing testing at a Carrefour store near Marseille, France.
Tekshelf, derived from “Tek” for technology and “Shelf” for shelves, is headquartered in the southern region of France. Their core mission revolves around enhancing stock management by making retail shelves smarter.
Inefficient stock management practices can result in significant annual revenue losses, often reaching thousands of euros. Quentin Rey and Martin Lombardo, the co-founders of Tekshelf, recognized this issue through their professional experiences in vineyards and the retail sector.
The company has developed slim mats, merely 1.5 cm thick, equipped with connected scales that can be effortlessly integrated into existing store shelving. These scales offer real-time updates on product availability, including items such as canned goods and pasta, and trigger alerts in case of stock shortages.