Tech: Cashierless

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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including Amazon Fresh UK, Adyen, Prada Group, Giant Eagle, Wincanton, AssetFloow, and the 2024 RTIH Innovation Awards. Slip bags £2.5m in investment from VCs and angels including Asos VP of Customer & Marketing and former John Lewis CTO Slip, a platform […]
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There is no better way to find out what’s going on at retail than to actually visit stores, which is exactly what Retail TouchPoints had the chance to do while in Chicago this week for the Retail Innovation Conference & Expo (RICE). RTP’s editors joined the #RICE24 store tours hosted by intrepid travelers and retail […]
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Milton Keynes’s first checkout-free store using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology has opened at Unity Place. Unity Place will be the first venue in Milton Keynes to launch this service. Driven by the desire of Unity Place to be pioneers in retail technology within Milton… This story continues at Costcutter supplies range for Milton Keynes’ […]
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What a difference two years make: Dollar General was enthusiastic enough about self-checkout in June 2022 that it announced trialing 100% self-checkout at 200 stores. Now, the discount retailer has removed self-checkout from approximately 12,000 stores since the beginning of 2024, including 3,000 in May alone, citing shrink as the primary reason for the change. […]
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RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail’ systems launches and deployments from the past week, including Walmart, Hugo Boss, Zippin, Tesco, PepsiCo, The LEGO Group, M&S, Polytag, DoorDash and Ulta Beauty. Hugo Boss Hugo Boss has unveiled Hugo Boss XP, an omnichannel membership experience based around the brand’s customer app. This […]
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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 Polytag, Marks and Spencer, Retail Insight, The Home Depot, Hugo Boss, Zippin, and OneStock. 1. Polytag announces single-use […]
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Zippin and Aramark UK have partnered with LEGOLAND Windsor Resort to launch Europe’s first checkout-free store in a theme park. The store, which recently opened for the 2024 season, lets resort guests grab items without having to join a queue. DUPLO Coffee Co, located in DUPLO Valley, sells a variety of sandwiches, snacks, coffee, and […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including Dunnes Stores, Tesco Ireland, Aldi Ireland, Kwayga, Ordergroove, Heineken, Blue Yonder, Wolt, Sainsbury’s, Microsoft, and the 2014 RTIH Innovation Awards. Sainsbury’s and Microsoft connect as grocery giant looks to boost customer and colleague experience with artificial intelligence Sainsbury’s and Microsoft […]
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Walmart-owned Sam’s Club says it’s turning to artificial intelligence to speed up its own exit technology. Instead of requiring store staff to check members’ purchases against their receipts when leaving the store, Sam’s Club customers who pay either at a register or through the Scan & Go mobile app can now walk out of the […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including the latest issue of RTIH magazine, Currys, Walmart, Roblox, Shein, Forever 21, Rimi Baltic Group, adidas, Tesco, and Pets at Home. Focus on influencers and retail technology innovation: sixth edition of RTIH magazine now available in digital format We’re pleased […]
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It recently emerged that Amazon’s Just Walk Out offering is being dropped from Amazon Fresh stores. However, it’s not checkout-free tech that’s failing, it’s the fact that Amazon’s checkout free solution doesn’t work, especially in grocery retailers, argues Will Glaser, Founder and CEO at Grabango. In the dynamic grocery retail landscape, a transformative wave is […]
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In a strategic move to redefine the retail experience, Esselunga, a leading Italian supermarket chain, has launched its advanced Retail Lab. This initiative highlights the cutting-edge possibilities at the intersection of AI technology and retail operations. The Retail Lab is designed as a testing ground for innovative retail technologies that promise to streamline operations and […]
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Check out the articles on this here website that caught your fancy last week, including AiFi, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Wow Bao, Shopsense AI, Paramount Global, Intergamma, Getir, PLUS Retail, and commercetools. Inventory monitoring startup Gather AI bags $17 million in funding to transform supply chain traceability Gather AI, a provider of computer vision […]
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  Focusing on the consumer is a success clue no CEO can overlook. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believes that reshuffling the chains in the executive office makes little sense unless the focus shifts away form hot button short term tactics to a customer focused strategy that evolves with consumers […]
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Today’s consumers are asked to rate their experiences multiple times per day. You can hit a smiley face if the airport bathroom is clean and, if not, a frowny face. You’re encouraged to rate the service you received after ordering a product online, getting your car repaired or having your hair styled. At my local […]
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Amazon.com is removing “Just Walk Out” technology from its Amazon Fresh stores as part of an effort to revamp the grocery chain. The company’s well-known technology lets customers pay for items without standing in line and sends them receipts afterwards. Amazon says Just Walk Out will now be replaced by smart carts that allow customers […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is removing its cashierless Just Walk Out (JWO) technology from its Amazon Fresh supermarkets and will not deploy the solution in new locations scheduled to open later this year, according to multiple media reports. The retailer will instead rely more heavily on its smart Amazon Dash Carts, which have been deployed at Fresh stores […]
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  When consumers ask, What’s for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner for decades, fast food restaurants have been the go-to for busy folks seeking a quick and easy bite. But a new contender is emerging, and it’s lurking around every corner: the convenience store. Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food offered at convenience stores […]
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MINNEAPOLIS — Target has announced plans to roll out Store Companion, a new generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) tool. The chatbot, designed by Target, will be available for team members at all of its nearly 2,000 stores by August, becoming the first major retailer to share that it is bringing this technology to its store team […]
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Walmart is partnering with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence solution, on a pilot that will deploy Agritask’s remote sensing and data analytics tools in various regions of the U.S. and Mexico in order to provide hyperlocal insights on seasonal blackberry and cherry crops from select Walmart suppliers. The real-time monitoring will help drive rapid response […]
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Major carriers all around the world increase the rates of their services at an average of 4 – 6% YoY.  While carriers transfer this burden of inflation to shippers via increased merchants, most merchants do not do the same to their customers but instead absorb shipping costs as a marketing technique to attract customers. Returning […]
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today reported its first quarter 2024 results, reaffirmed guidance and updated investors on how Leading with Fresh and Accelerating with Digital continues to position Kroger for long-term sustainable growth.

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