SHEFFIELD, England, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bossa Nova, the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf inventory data for the retail industry, today announces the opening of its Sheffield, UK office and the appointment of Red McKay as Managing Director.

With Bossa Nova’s industry-leading solutions, retailers are using data to redesign store operations and reimagine the way people shop. Building on the success of its US deployment in Walmart stores, this expansion will enable Bossa Nova to meet UK demand for its autonomous robot and real-time data services.

“The UK is a natural extension for our retail service solutions, and we expect rapid expansion under the leadership of Red McKay,” said Martin Hitch, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of Bossa Nova. “Red’s experience of working for retailers and their suppliers will ensure a successful launch of our services in the UK.”

Bossa Nova expects the office to grow rapidly and chose Sheffield for its universities’ excellence in robotics and access to world-class talent. Additionally, the company will advance its partnerships with the UK robotics industry.

“Sheffield has access to first-class talent and a global reputation for excellence in robotics, so it is no surprise Bossa Nova has chosen to open its first international HQ in the city,” said the Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart MP. “Bossa Nova’s office move is another endorsement of Britain’s world-class investment environment, particularly outside of London, for the world’s leading tech companies.”

About Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova powers the transformation of shopping. We pioneer the technologies and the data to map the retail world, every store, every product, every day. We enable our partners to redesign retail operations and reimagine the way people shop. With a multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists, Bossa Nova has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.

For more information, please visit Bossa Nova.

Hannah Lock (Hotwire for Bossa Nova Robotics)