Tech: Cashierless

  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his top ‘future of retail systems’ deployments from the past week, including drone deliveries, Bitcoin rewards, smart shopping carts, and autonomous convenience stores. Pinterest and Samsung Pinterest has teamed with Samsung to launch of the first ever ‘flippable’ Pin on its platform. The aim is to show people just […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional experience, visitors to the Glendale, California shop at The Americana At Brand use an app to scan codes on displayed items from […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
Albertsons Companies will launch cart-based smart checkout technology later this year at select supermarkets throughout the country, in partnership with Veeve Smart Carts. The carts use computer vision to identify items by extracting visual features (including barcodes) of the items placed within them, and a built-in scale calculates totals for produce. Shoppers can check in […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
SEATTLE — Albertsons Cos. is working with Veeve Inc. on a test of the tech startup’s smart shopping carts at a few dozen stores across the country later this year. Consumers at the stores will be able to use the smart carts to skip the checkout line for a faster, more convenient and contactless shopping […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Luke Bayliss has joined autonomous retail specialist Trigo as Senior Operations Manager. He was previously at Tesco where, over a 15 year period, he held such roles as Transformation Project Manager and Change Manager. Tesco is an investor in Trigo. Last year, the grocery giant opened its first high street checkout-free store, powered by Trigo […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As part of a series of interviews with those who made it on to the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List, we discuss rapid grocery delivery services and why the metaverse is a game changer with Brittain Ladd, a former Amazon exec and supply chain consultant. RTIH: What does recognition as a retail tech […]
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It’s official! Sevenoaks in Kent will host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. Yesterday, we reported on rumours that this would be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. Council planning documents, we noted, showed that permission had been granted for both interior and exterior work on the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Mashgin, a self-checkout solution powered by AI and computer vision, has raised $62.5 million in Series B funding at a $1.5 billion post-Series B valuation, making it a so-called “unicorn.” The funding round was led by NEA, joined by existing Mashgin investor Matrix Partners. Mashgin plans to use the investment to grow its team, accelerate […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Sevenoaks in Kent looks set to host the UK’s first Amazon Fresh checkout-free store outside of London. According to KentOnline, this will be situated in the former Baby Gap outlet in Bligh’s Meadow. While official details are scarce, and Amazon did not respond to our request for comment, council planning documents show that permission has […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH asks major players in the retail technology space for their thoughts on the sector, and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time around, our five questions go to leading industry analyst and RTIH Innovation Awards judge Christine Russo.  RTIH: Looking at the hottest retail technologies right now, check-out […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH Editor, Scott Thompson, brings you his stand out ‘future of retail’ systems deployments from last month, including NFT collections, checkout-free stores, and TikTok shopping events.  Wakefern Food Corp. Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer owned cooperative in the US, has announced a pilot with Simbe Robotics to deploy its business intelligence solution, Tally, at […]
  1. Channel: Club
Walmart filed a suit last month claiming that BJ’s Wholesale Club infringed on a patent it holds for the Sam’s Club Scan & Go self-checkout app. BJ’s is asking a court to dismiss the suit claiming that Walmart has failed to identify what is unique about the Sam’s app in a market where many other […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retailers are starting to redesign their entire store format now they do not need to include checkout tills due to Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, an executive at the e-commerce giant has said. Max Gill, who leads Amazon’s checkout-free offshoot in the EMEA, said the company’s tech is allowing retailers to “play with space and […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Today I am visiting the new Whole Foods store in Sherman Oaks, California … the second in the fleet to be equipped with Amazon’s Just Walk out technology.  What I found was a small store – just 10,000 square feet – in which the tech is impressive, but the brand’s trademark focus on fresh diminished.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Baseball is back, food sales are rebounding, technology is making life easier, (most of the time) and food technology leaders are expanding their leadership to help baseball teams sell fresh food faster with less cost involved in doing that according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “time is […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A vast majority of consumers, 85%, will do more in-store shopping in 2022 than last year, according to new research from ChaseDesign. Factors driving this return to physical locations include having the simple ability to choose products in person, seeing what’s new, and taking advantage of the store staff’s expertise. At the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
For the first time, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology is being used at a sports and entertainment venue in New York.   UBS Arena, home of the NHL’s New York Islanders, now has two food and beverage stores equipped with the checkout-free stores solution. The ‘On the Fly’ locations will be open tonight during the […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
The Boston Globe reports that Instacart has introduced a new “tabletop checkout system” called Caper Counter to three food venues in Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, which “allows customers to purchase items — Coke, peanuts, and candy, for example — that are identified by cameras, rather than cashiers.”   According to the story, “In theory, the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
From online to printed magazine, Retail Technology Innovation Hub makes the jump into the physical world. We’re proud to announce the first ever print edition of Retail Technology Innovation Hub. Our Editor, Scott Thompson, launched RTIH (as those into the whole brevity thing like to call it) in 2017 and it is now the leading […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The latest edition of the RTIH Top 100 Retail Technology Influencers List has arrived! Here are the people who made a splash in 2021 and are set for a barnstorming 2022. RTIH has scoured the retail technology world to find the most influential figures for this comprehensive list of people and trends that shaped the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Online grocery store British Corner Shop has opened a new warehouse in Wijchen, The Netherlands. This facility is the first of its kind for the Bristol-based business, which exports British corner shop products. The export industry has been massively impacted by Brexit, with British Corner Shop seeing a drop of 40% in turnover in the European market. It […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Simon Peck has taken on the newly created role at Sofology of Digital & Business Development Director. He joins from Currys where he served as Head of Omnichannel Development. Reporting to the COO, Peck was responsible for the development of the retailer’s omnichannel strategy, including business ownership of ShopLive, a 24/7 online assisted shopping service, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Bill Dudziak has taken on the role of Pricing Principal at Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology unit. He joins from PROs, whose AI-based solutions power digital commerce offerings, where he served as Lead Strategic Consultant. Dudziak’s CV also includes stints at Whole Foods Market as Vice President (Global Executive Coordinator) Merchandising Operations, and Director – […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Retail has significantly changed in recent years. Consumers were already moving away from in-person retailing before the pandemic hit, and it’s a shift that has picked up considerably since then. For those remaining brick-and-mortar stores, technical advances have been employed to keep customers happy — and keep them coming back. Many of the biggest trends […]

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  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
  2. Channel: Dollar/Value
  3. Corporate Strategy
  4. Corporate Finance
  5. Department: Consumer Durables
  6. Media & Marketing
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  9. Trends & External Forces
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
  1. Data & Insights
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Department: HBC
  4. Media & Marketing
  5. Data & Insights
  6. Shopper & Customer
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Merchandising
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
  1. Retailer Media
  2. Corporate Strategy
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Retailer Media
  5. Data & Insights
Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
  1. Technology & Innovation
  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
  3. Media & Marketing
  4. Data & Insights
  5. Shopper & Customer
  6. Technology & Innovation
  7. Trends & External Forces
  8. Associates & Employees
  9. Merchandising
  10. Operations & Supply Chain
  11. Stores & Formats
In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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