Tech: Cashierless

  1. Technology & Innovation
[[“value”:” Share: The drive-thru plays a crucial role in QSR operations and has only seemed to grow in popularity in recent years. Throughout the pandemic, drive-thru operations drastically increased in demand as consumers desperately needed an escape from the woes and boredom of quarantine. In fact, the QSR drive-thru was one of the few avenues […]
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In Washington, DC, Marymount University said that a new on-campus convenience store is equipped with Amazon Go’s checkout-free technology. According to the story, “The private, Catholic liberal arts university is the first higher education institution to incorporate Amazon’s technology, most often seen in Amazon Fresh grocery stores, in an on-campus store, Marymount spokesman Nick Munson […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
With more people than ever shopping online, digital purchases and e-commerce have boomed dramatically in the past several years. This is a trend that is unlikely to see a significant downturn any time soon, and odds are you’re one of more than 2 billion people worldwide choosing to buy goods and services through digital means. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon said on Friday that it is pausing construction of its vaunted HQ2 corporate offices in Arlington, Virginia, as well as permanently closing eight of its pioneering checkout-free Amazon Go stores. Bloomberg broke the story on Friday about Amazon’s HQ2 decision :  “John Schoettler, Amazon’s real estate chief, confirmed the pause … Schoettler said the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including Marks and Spencer, AiFi, Mercaux, and Spreetail. 1. Russell Johnson departs Meta to take on Chief Data Scientist […]
  1. Media & Marketing
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Żabka Polska, Ikea, Prada, River Island, Casper, Amazon, and M&S. AiFi and Żabka Polska Autonomous retail firm, AiFi, has hit an active stores milestone. In a LinkedIn post, the company said: “The launch of our […]
  1. Department: Food
Got the following email from MNB reader Steven Ritchey: The term “Rightsizing” implies that it’s a good thing, a healthy thing, and in some cases, no doubt it is needed.  But as George Carlin used to say, “We use jargon, buzzwords to cover up a lot of pain sometimes.” I’m not saying it’s your fault, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Major League Soccer’s Austin FC has partnered with Amazon to equip the ATX Market at Q2 Stadium with Just Walk Out technology. This makes it the first soccer specific stadium in the world to introduce the checkout-free solution. Those visiting the aforementioned store can use their credit card at the ATX Market entry gates to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy is reportedly planning to double down on the ecommerce giant’s physical grocery business despite recently announced plans to put growth on hold, according to the Financial Times. Jassy blamed the company’s grocery struggles on a lack of “normalcy” during the pandemic and noted that it was ready to “go big” on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Providence Journal reports that a bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island legislature that would “limit the number of self-checkout lanes at any grocery store in Rhode Island to eight and mandate that grocers provide a 10% discount to customers who use self-checkout for 10 or more items.”  Rep. Megan Cotter, who introduced the bill, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As technology continues to evolve, it will inevitably profoundly impact our daily lives. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI) has already begun to revolutionise the way we shop. There are shopping websites like www.decoder.com, which are powered by AI that can provide personalised recommendations on what to buy and where to shop based on a customer’s […]
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We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. These are the articles that are currently on their radars, including Retail Technology Show 2023, Compass Group, AiFi, PayPal, Co-op, Standard AI, Obsess, and Instacart. Compass Group opens doors to AiFi technology powered bar […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
Yesterday we referenced a piece in The Street analyzing the proposed Kroger acquisition of Albertsons.  Essentially, it argued that even combined, the Kroger-Albertsons market cap is still far less than that of Amazon, Walmart and Costco.  The Street argues that “inherently, Kroger and Albertsons are small, local players in relation to Walmart, Amazon, and Costco. […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. today announced the opening to two stores in Wisconsin, an expansion that takes the regional grocer’s footprint in the Badger State to eight. A 97,000-square-foot store opening in Janesville is Hy-Vee’s sixth to feature a “totally reimagined” layout. A highlight of the format is a large, open food […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Compass Group has opened a second checkout-free location in a UK stadium. Situated at Premier League football club Aston Villa, this is a bar powered by AiFi technology. The first bar can be found at Leicester City F.C. In a LinkedIn post, dated 4th February, Peter Waugh, Digital & Data Director, UK/I, at Compass Group […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The National Retail Foundation‘s (NRF) annual convention in New York is the best way to get the pulse of the retail sector. This is where the who’s who of the retail industry gather to share their thoughts on the business. Listening to top CEOs, analysts, industry veterans, and new startups provides a unique insight into […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Do you like numbers? Do you like retail systems news? Then this is the article for you. Including Emperia, Amazon UK, Mercaux, Gemba, Adobe, and Twinco Capital. $18 million…Gemba, a virtual reality training startup used by the likes of Nike, Coca-Cola, and Amazon, has bagged $18 million in a Series A round of funding from […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
We’re gearing up to publish the latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List. RTIH is scouring the retail tech world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of people and trends that shaped the industry in 2022 and will continue to drive it further in 2023. With the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Following the news that Amazon Fresh had closed its Dalston, London location at the weekend, less than 18 months after opening it, a new checkout-free Amazon Fresh c-store opened today (24 January) in Croydon, London. The new store at Unit 1, Ruskin Square is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week. […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon Fresh UK has closed its Dalston, London location, less than 18 months after opening it in a blaze of autonomous retail glory. Amazon did not respond to our request for comment. Its first UK checkout-free store arrived in March 2021, in Ealing, west London. It then quickly opened another 18, predominantly in the capital, […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The Information reports that “Walmart has hired Jason Forrester, a cloud veteran who in recent years has helped Amazon and Target develop networking technology for revamping the experience of shopping in retail stores … A Walmart spokesperson didn’t have a comment on what role Forrester, whose title is technical fellow, will play at the retail […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Todd Vasos began an exciting new leadership chapter at Dollar General Corp. on November 1 as he transitioned from chief executive officer to senior advisor. The new role underscores the leadership, mentorship and perpetual evolution that has defined Vasos’ retail career for nearly four decades. MMR is proud to honor Vasos with […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
It’s Friday, the weekend is almost upon us, so let’s kick back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems space. Here’s your briefing on the most important stories from the past five days, including H-E-B, AutoStore, Sainsbury’s, Just Eat, Wakefern Food Corp., and Trigo. 1. H-E-B taps AutoStore tech for ‘world’s most […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Checkout-free solutions provider Zippin has released a new iteration of its technology, Zippin Walk-Up, which is designed to reduce friction at concession stands located in stadiums and other public venues such as airports and arenas. According to the announcement, the installations use “existing appliances, kitchen, and counter space, reducing CapEx to virtually zero.  Importantly, minimal […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Significant transformations are taking place within the fuel and convenience retail industry, resulting in convenience stores rethinking how to handle operations during this period of transformation. Consumer needs and expectations look different than they did even just a few years ago — with an increased focus on convenience, speed and value. As a result, retailers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
90% of consumers believe technology will significantly improve the overall shopping experience, according to research released by Shekel Scales at NRF 2023. While nearly 60% of the 573 respondents cited technology that speeds and simplifies the self-checkout process, more than 30% expressed a desire for offerings that help them get in and out of the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
A new survey suggests that more than half of respondents said that in the past 12 months, they’ve actually walked out of stores where they intended to purchase items because the lines were too long.   Of those, the survey says, “84 percent said they have done so at least twice in the last year […]

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Supermarket giant Tesco came under fire following the announcement that it will be reducing the value of Clubcard reward vouchers from June 2023. The reduction will come into force after… The post Tesco infuriates shoppers as it slashes Clubcard points value appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
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AI powered shopping platform aisle 3 has completed the sale of its Google Comparison Shopping Site (CSS) service to Product Hero. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, other than it being all cash. The sale consolidates market share for CSS service provider Product Hero, which works with the likes of Rituals and Ikea. […]
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  4. Technology & Innovation
Get ready because the empty truck cabs in motion are coming. Gatik, which is involved in autonomous middle-mile logistics, has announced a multi-year commercial collaboration to transport customer orders within Kroger’s Dallas distribution network. The operations will launch in a few weeks. Under the collaboration, Gatik’s medium-duty autonomous box trucks will transport fresh, customer-favorite products from […]
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  2. Channel: Grocery
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  11. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Albertsons yesterday unveiled what it said was “the redesign of its Open Nature brand as the company strives to become the brand of choice for those health-conscious shoppers seeking a more balanced lifestyle. Open Nature, which is part of Albertsons Cos. Own Brands portfolio, provides shoppers with tasty foods made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients that […]

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