A blue and yellow IKEA drone with four propellers; Copyright: Ingka Group

IKEA Retail uses drones for stock inventory


Two years ago, Ingka Group and the Supply Chain Development Team at Inter IKEA Group, together with Verity, a provider of indoor drone systems, started developing a fully autonomous drone solution to track inventory and improve the wellbeing of its co-workers.
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Lidl GB rolls out body-worn cameras across all stores


Lidl GB has become the first supermarket to rollout body-worn cameras across all its stores as standard, reinforcing its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of both customers and colleagues.
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Sephora's Stores of the Future


On October 13, 2023, Sephora officially unveiled its “Store of the Future” in Wuhan, China. The new branch was designed to combine various services and brands with technological and digital elements to create an immersive shopping experience.
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31.10.2023, a leading provider of innovative retail technology solutions, officially launched SWIFT at North Star, one of the world's most disruptive global startup events in 2023. The revolutionary technology leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision to transform the retail checkout process.
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Mister Spex launches first custom collection of 3D-printed eyewear


The combination of the latest facial scanning technology with high-quality 3D printing creates a made-to-measure collection with very good wearing comfort due to the individual fit.
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Established vendors and new entrants compete in buoyant self-checkout market


Global EPOS and Self-Checkout 2023 shows that with an ever-wider range of retailers embracing the technology, competition in the market remains fierce.
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China in-store 2023: The longed-for return of the B2B retail trade show


After a two-year pandemic break, the renowned China in-store trade show is finally returning. From November 29 to December 1, 2023, the Shanghai New International Expo Center will once again be the meeting place for trade visitors from the retail industry.
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Schnucks and Instacart expand with smart carts


Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, today announced the companies will expand their omnichannel partnership by deploying Caper Carts, Instacart’s smart carts, in select stores.
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Digital twins in retail


So-called digital twins are designed to enable decision-makers and employees in companies to run through scenarios and thus make better decisions.
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Retail Technology Stage @ EuroShop 2023


The Retail Technology Stage at EuroShop featured many technological solutions for the retail sector. Suppliers and users discussed current use cases.
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EuroShop 2023: Emotions, impressions, experiences


Five days of EuroShop with eight dimensions, a packed supporting program, and plenty of highlights: That was EuroShop 2023.
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Easy charging – quick payment


2023 is the year in which the new charging station regulation comes into force. The aim of this regulation is to make it easier for drivers to charge their electric vehicles in the future. Then all newly installed public charging stations will have to accept debit and credit cards.
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Hybrid commerce: the key to retail success


Interview with Xenia Giese, Industry Executive Retail & Consumer Goods at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, about new retail business models.
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Retail Technology for hands-on use


Digital and with optimized processes – that is how the store of the future will look like. EuroShop 2020 shows all the technologies that make life easier for retailers.
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Sustainably impressive: Green solutions at EuroShop 2020


Many exhibitors at EuroShop 2020 are presenting sustainable retail solutions for all kinds of areas in the store.
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Networking hub of the C-star: The Grid


C-star, Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, took place from 25 to 27 April. One of the highlights for 2019 was the partnership with THE GRID.
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Smart Retail Life Zone @ C-star 2019


C-star 2019 will be held from April 25-27 at Hall N5 of the Shanghai New International Expo Center. This year's event will bring together 150+ well-known exhibitors from all over the world, bringing unique design concepts and advanced retail technology.
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