Latest innovations

We are spotting thousands of innovations from the food and CPG industry each year from around the world. To help businesses stay up-to-date we present the ones to watch. See all our innovation case studies in our innovation tracker.


7-Eleven Japan launched the “world’s first” contactless holographic self-checkouts at six of its convenience stores in Tokyo, as part of a pilot project.
Al Meera Consumer goods has partnered alongside Zippin, a provider of checkout-free technology, to launch autonomous stores in strategic locations in the Middle East.
Telexistence, a technology firm, is set to install AI robots in 300 FamilyMart convenience stores in Japan.
Hoody, an organic market launched in Eppendorf, Hamburg, in August 2022 and the store is complete checkout free.