Technology news

25 May 2023
Kroger is partnering with Cooler Screens to bring its smart screens into 500 stores across the US. This follows a successful three-year pilot that aimed to improve in-store consumer experiences with dynamic, interactive media, and digital merchandising. Dynamic digital displays Cooler Screens has transformed doors on chilled units in stores into digital IoT smart screens, enabling the deliv...
17 May 2023
Coinciding with the launch of four new Alexa-enabled devices, Amazon announced that there has been well over half a billion Alexa-enabled devices sold around the world, and customers are using Alexa more than ever. Engagement with Alexa increased more than 35% in 2022. Putting Amazon in your vehicle Amazon also announced that Echo Auto, which brings the convenience of Alexa to your vehicle,...
17 May 2023
During 9 th -11 th May, Shoptalk 2023 took place in Barcelona. The event was a highly anticipated retail and e-commerce conference that brought together industry leaders, experts, and innovators from various sectors to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and advancements in the retail industry. Over the three days, there were a wide range of subjects discussed within the retail and e-comme...
04 May 2023
Auchan’s corporate headquarters in Lille, France now features a cashierless store. Operating within Auchan’s innovation complex, this new store is named Auchan Go le Lab. The first tap-and-go store Auchan Go le Lab is the first store to enable a contactless tap-and-go experience where shoppers can tap their credit or debit card at the entrance gate. Previously, shoppers in Trigo-powered s...
04 May 2023
At the beginning of 2023, Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Network International introduced ‘Face Pay’ payment at the Deira and Amsaf Mall Carrefour stores. This enabled shoppers to be able to pay for their goods using the ‘Face Pay’ solution. To use the service shoppers register via Carrefour app or website and then pay for purchases by ...
03 May 2023
In our 2023 Global retail trends report, we identified 'Task Technology' as a major catalyst for change in the retail industry. The trend of Task Technology focuses on technology enabled initiatives and is directly linked to our Store of the Future 2030 model and its ‘Digitally enabled’ pillar. Technology is rapidly transforming the retail industry, through advancement in what it can do ...
02 May 2023
Building on their strategic partnership, Walmart US and SES-imagotag are set to deploy the tech company’s VUSION platform, with 60m digital shelf edge labels (ESLs) to be installed. We consider the implications on this and how the technology will evolve over the next few years. Roll-out to 500 stores over the next 12-18 months This deal spans several years, with over 500 Walmart stores to b...
28 April 2023
The Retail Technology Show in London, held on 24 th – 25 th April, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to showcase the latest advancements in retail technology. The show featured a wide range of exhibitors from various sectors, including e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retail, supply chain management, and customer experience. Attendees had the opportunity to intera...
01 April 2023
If you're a grocery retailer or branded supplier, you'll want to pay attention to what happened at Shoptalk US in Las Vegas last week. This event was packed with valuable insights, learning opportunities, and chances to connect with industry leaders. In today's fast-paced and unpredictable business environment, staying on top of trends and signals is more critical than ever. Here are my key takea...
15 March 2023
As REWE announces the opening of its fourth Pick&Go store, we look at other updates from the German retailer. Hybrid store to cater for all shoppers REWE has introduced its second autonomous Pick&Go store to the Germany city of Cologne, its fourth overall. The retailer has once again relied on the technological expertise of Israel based Trigo to deliver a store of 600 square meters, its lar...