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Five ways technology is changing retail in 2022

In this report we outline the key technology-based trends that will become more prevalent in the year ahead.

Cashierless stores in the UK

In this report, we review the cashierless stores in London, and give our view about what the industry should expect to see next.

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C. 

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With no real desire to create another term or label in the retail industry, and anyway p-commerce has already been bagged as participatory commerce, the Groceryshop event in Las Vegas this week cemented a view that has been fermenting in my mind for a while that we are on the cusp of a new era of personalised commerce.

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We look at how Walmart is partnering with a range of companies to enhance its retail media opportunities through expanding its social commerce presence. Taking advantage of social commerce growth Walmart’s retail media business, Walmart Connect, is set to pilot new programmes with a range of ‘Innovation Partners’, including TikTok, Snap and Firework. This will enable advertisers to reach sh...
Nuro, a leading autonomous vehicle company, has formed a 10-year partnership with Uber Eats which will see its vehicles become an integral part of how the delivery company delivers food to consumers’ homes and other spaces. Launching in three US states Through this partnership, Uber Eats’ customers will be able to order meals and goods to be delivered by Nuro's purpose-built, self-driving v...
The checkout area continues to a focal point for new innovations and pilots. We look at the latest partnership between Standard AI and Compass Group, and round-up some of the other key developments in this space. Targeting the educational sector Standard AI is one of the leading tech-firms driving the development of checkout-free concepts globally. Its autonomous solution can be deployed in...
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