Tech: Cashierless

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Shoppers were expected to turn out in record numbers to shop for Black Friday deals, particularly as concerns of COVID-19 have subsided. However, with inclement weather in parts of the country, thin crowds were seen outside stores on what has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. At Times Square in New York […]
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The global retail industry has grown accustomed to disruption in recent years. Over the past decade, it has witnessed seismic structural shifts as the sector transformed for the digital era. Fast forward to 2022 and the pandemic in particular upended and reinvented shopping habits, thrusting billions of consumers into a more digital world, creating an […]
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Regardless of where consumer habits bring people to shop, whether that be online or in-store, consumers are demanding consistently great retail experiences. This week we discuss evolving consumer habits and why conscious purchases are on the rise. THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Impulse buys reach new heights: Why consumers are spending more on impulse purchases. Evolving consumer […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
MNB reader Janis Raye wanted to weigh in on our self-scanning conversation: Just a comment on self-scanning (which I only do if I have a very small number of groceries). I worked for Citibank way back in the day when ATMs were just being installed. Within the bank, it was acknowledged that they were intended […]
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We are excited to release two bonus episodes recorded live at the MarketDial podcast studio  at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) conference in Las Vegas. Our first special guest is Lori Stillman, Vice President, Research for NACS, who helps us understand some of the fun facts and figures about the industry, before we […]
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More comments in our “what’s wrong with America” conversation… One MNB reader wrote: A big thank you for the Morning News Beat, it is a great addition to my mornings and no doubt to many others mornings.  It’s not common for me to speak up, but I felt it important to add a different kind […]
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In case you have not heard, Kroger has some new technology that they are testing. They are KroGo carts powered by Caper, which debuted last week in Ohio, include scales and cameras for a seamless shopping trip.  Think about it, no waiting in line at Kroger.  Hard to believe but it may be coming to […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Abercrombie & Fitch and Walgreens are both continuing to enhance their last mile options with new initiatives — alternative pickup locations and guaranteed 30-minute pickup windows, respectively. Abercrombie’s new pickup locations will include select Walgreens stores, as well as FedEx and Office Depot locations, adding approximately 12,000 options nationwide. Abercrombie is aiming to meet the […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
•  The Chicago Business Journal reports that Kroger has opened a new concept store in Monroe, Ohio, about midway between Cincinnati and Dayton, that the retailer describes as having a “game changing” checkout experience. According to the story, ” The new concept gives customers a variety of options that include a group of Kroger’s new […]
  1. Channel: Mass
Last year, Tesco launched its first high street checkout free store. Named GetGo and powered by Trigo tech, this can be found in High Holborn, on the edge of the City of London. Kevin Tindall, Managing Director at Tesco Convenience, said at the time of the launch: “We are constantly looking for ways to improve the […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Two new Zippin Lanes have opened at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, home of the Houston Rockets. The checkout-free stores, operated by Levy, the Rockets’ hospitality partner at Toyota Center, and Levy’s innovation studio, DBK Studio, are in section 108 on the main concourse and section 415 on the upper concourse. “Whether it’s to aid […]
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MNB reader Steven Ritchey emailed us about two different Friday stories: I’m thinking Walmart could take those 1,458 jobs they are cutting in their warehouse and put those people to work in their stores.  The stores I go to desperately need front end help, and store stocking is a joke.  Back when I was retail […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
CT Insider has a story about how years before Wegmans opens its first Connecticut store on Route 1 in Norwalk, one supermarket competitor – just a quarter-mile or so away – already is getting busy competing. Here’s how the story frames the scenario: “ShopRite customers in Norwalk will see the bustle of activity near the […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Target has appointed Prat Vemana as Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and Product Officer. Vemana will join the retailer on 31st October, reporting to Chief Guest Experience Officer Cara Sylvester. In this role, he will oversee Target’s digital business, including site merchandising, user experience, digital operations and product, and Target+, an online third-party marketplace. Additionally, […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
RTIH rounds up the stand out retail systems deals, deployments and pilots from September, including Walmart, Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, Kwik Trip, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Boots, Lowe’s, Ikea, and Aldi. Lowe’s is tapping NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise to create interactive store digital twins in Mill Creek, Wash,. and Charlotte, N.C. “We are always looking […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Got the following email from an MNB reader responding to Michael Sansolo’s column last week about classical music groups playing a popular repertoire as a way of expanding Appeal: Last Saturday evening my wife, a friend and I went to a candlelight concert in Chicago at a nearby Episcopal church – Taylor Swift songs played […]
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Hudson, which has more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks, and tourist destinations across North America, has secured two new locations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 3. As part of a 10-year agreement with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), Hudson will open Hudson Nonstop and Evolve by Hudson stores in Delta Air Lines’ concourse. […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
UK-based online marketplace, OnBuy, is using Oracle NetSuite to improve financial operations and reporting and support its growing customer base which is now served by more than 11,000 retailers hosting over 36 million products. “Our meteoric growth is thanks to our refreshing approach to online commerce, and a proposition that champions transparency and collaboration,” says […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
AI nutrition technology company Spoon Guru has formed a partnership with Google Cloud, the aim of which is to create innovative grocery retail solutions, starting with a product search and recommendations engine. With Spoon Guru’s commerce solutions available on Google Cloud Marketplace, retailers will be able to quickly deploy the offerings to their Google Cloud […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Star Concessions has announced the opening of Grab & Fly, a checkout-free shopping experience at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, this lets people grab what they need and leave the store, without having to wait in checkout lines. Cold drinks, snacks, travel accessories, electronics and souvenirs are […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
By Christoph Wagner, CEO, Scanbot SDK GmbH The retail industry is facing seismic shifts, and the Covid-19 pandemic has been rocket fuel for changes in customer demands. Today, digital and contactless shopping experiences are just part of everyday life for many – especially amongst the younger generations. 🚀Retail x Mobile Barcode Scanning Are you still […]
  1. Channel: Grocery - Natural
Business Insider has a piece about Whole Foods CEO Jason Buechel, who has just succeeded the company’s founder, John Mackey, in the top job. “Buechel plans to roll out more of Amazon’s innovations like its cashier-free Just Walk Out technology and smart shopping carts in stores, he said during a keynote at Groceryshop, an annual […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
With personalized offers, real-time access to information and post-purchase communication, cashierless stores can be sure to create an easy, fast experience that turns shoppers into loyal, repeat customers.
  1. Technology & Innovation
More than nine locations at NFL venues, including Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium and Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., have incorporated cashierless technology from Zippin ahead of the new football season. Nissan Stadium now offers five frictionless Zippin Lanes and after incorporating four lanes, Allegiant Stadium has experienced: A 66% increase in speed of service; A […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Wall Street Journal has an analysis of a report issued by FMI-The Food Industry Association indicating that “self-checkout is nearly twice as widespread as it was before the pandemic, representing 30% of all grocery store transactions in 2021, according to an FMI-The Food Industry Association report released last week. That is up from 18% […]

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By John Spiropoulos Media is filled with evolutionary step-change transitions which permanently alter the marketplace. Each evolutionary event, seen in terms of advertiser outlays – the media mix – is driven by incremental change during economic uncertainty. This is particularly true – and trackable – in modern times. Some of these events were covered in […]
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CINCINNATI — The Kroger Health Center for Advanced Community Care, a joint project of Kroger Health and the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. The Center employs pharmacists, technicians, nurse practitioners, and dietitians to provide an interprofessional model of care. It also provides practical experiences for students […]
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CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Dollar Tree executives said the retailer’s new pricing strategy lifted operating income nearly 23% to $381 million in the third quarter ended October 29. Top-line sales rose 8.1% to $6.94 billion. Comparable-store sales at its Dollar Tree stores increased 8.6% from a year earlier, while comps at its Family Dollar stores were up […]