Robotics in Retail and Apparel – Thematic Intelligence

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Robotics in Retail and Apparel Thematic Report Overview

Robotics is gaining prominence across multiple industries. High-growth industry leaders have streamlined their logistics and supply chain networks by incorporating robotics into their processes. While requiring upfront investment, robotics in warehouses significantly reduces operating expenses, driving efficiency and accuracy.

The robotics in retail and apparel thematic intelligence report assesses how robotics, combined with other emerging technologies, can be used across the retail and apparel value chain. It provides an overview of the current landscape, as well as key players, while also highlighting opportunities for the use of robotics in the future. The report provides an industry-specific analysis based on GlobalData databases and surveys.

Robotics in Retail and Apparel – Industry Analysis

The robotics industry was worth $45.3 billion in 2020. The market is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 28% between 2020 and 2030. The robotics industry can be split into industrial robots and service robots. Industrial robots will drive growth in robotics in the forecast period, and the innovation coming from applications in manufacturing will spill over to areas such as logistics and healthcare. Likewise, service robots are a varied field, and the growth drivers in each of its sub-segments reflect that variety.

The robotics in retail and apparel data analysis also covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filings trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Robotics timeline

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030

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Robotics in Retail and Apparel - Value Chain Analysis

The robotics value chain consists of four segments: hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Adopters in Retail and apparel

Some of the retail and apparel companies currently deploying robotic technology are:

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Co-op

Leading Robotics Vendors

Some of the leading vendors in the robotics theme are:

  • Cognex
  • Cyberdyne
  • Estun Automation

Specialist Robotics Vendors in Retail and apparel

Some of the leading specialist robotics vendors in the retail and apparel sector are:

  • Geek+
  • GreyOrange
  • Mujin

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Retail and Apparel Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our Retail and apparel sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Retail and Apparel Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Retail and Apparel Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Robotics in Retail and Apparel Market Report Overview

Report Pages 58
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2020) $45.3 billion
CAGR (2020-2030) >28%
Forecast Period 2021-2030
Value Chains Hardware Components, Software Components, Robot Manufacturing, and Robotics as a Service
Leading Robotics Adopters Alibaba, Amazon, and Co-op
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, and Estun Automation
Specialist Robotics Vendors Geek+, GreyOrange, and Mujin


This report provides:

  • An overview of the robotics value chain including leaders and challengers for each sub-segment.
  • A Breakdown of the key challenges in the retail and apparel industry, and how robotics technologies can help to solve them.
  • Market size and growth forecasts for robotics split into segments.
  • Case studies showing the use cases for robotics across the retail and apparel industry.
  • Analysis of alternative data including company filing, patent, hiring, deal, and social media activity.
  • A review of the leading adopters of robotics in the retail and apparel industry, the specialist robotics vendors for the retail and apparel industry, and the leading robotics vendors cross-industry.
  • Thematic scorecards ranking leading retail and apparel companies on their involvement in key themes, including robotics.

Reasons to Buy

  • Position yourself for success by understanding the ways in which robotics can help to solve the major challenges for the retail and apparel industry, such as aging workforces, energy transition, and COVID-19.
  • Identify the leading and specialist vendors of robotics solutions for the retail and apparel industry. Discover what each vendor offers and who some of their existing clients are.
  • Quickly identify attractive investment targets in the retail and apparel industry by understanding which companies are most likely to be winners in the future based on our thematic scorecard.
  • Gain a competitive advantage in the retail and apparel industry over your competitors by understanding the potential of robotics solutions in the future.

6 River Systems
Abundant Robots
American Robotics
Atlas Copco
Autel Robotics
Baker Hughes
Bear Robotics
Boeing, Broadcom
Brooks Automation
Cambridge Medical Robotics
Ekso Bionics
Elephant Robotics
Focal Meditech
Franka Emika
Hahn Group
Harmonic Drive
Honda Robotics
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Hyundai Motor
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
LG Electronics
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
Mic AG
Mitsubishi Motors
Nippon Ceramic
Northrop Grumman
Parker Hannifin
Preferred Networks
Rabbit Tractors
ReWalk Robotics
Robert Bosch
Rockwell Automation
Samsung Electronics
Starship Technologies
TE Connectivity
Thales Group
United Robotics Group
Zimmer Biomet
Zora Robotics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Robotics Value Chain

    • 2.1. Robot manufacturing
    • 2.2. Hardware components
    • 2.3. Software components
    • 2.4. Robotics as a service

  • 3. Retail and Apparel Challenges
  • 4. The Impact of Robotics on Retail and Apparel
  • 5. Case Studies
  • 6. Data Analysis

    • 6.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 6.2. Mergers and acquisitions
    • 6.3. Patent trends
    • 6.4. Company filings trends
    • 6.5. Hiring trends
    • 6.6. Robotics timeline

  • 7. Companies

    • 7.1. Leading robotics adopters in retail and apparel
    • 7.2. Leading robotics vendors
    • 7.3. Specialist robotics vendors in retail and apparel

  • 8. Sector Scorecard

    • 8.1. Retail sector scorecard

  • 9. Glossary
  • 10. Further Reading
  • 11. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 12. About GlobalData
  • 13. Contact Us

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