20/11/2023Two 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.
31/10/2023DTEK.ai, 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.
12/09/2023The Smart Bakery Box, an AI-driven system, analyzes the sales figures of self-service baking stations and determines the optimal production quantity.
24/08/2023Smart mobile robot adoption in supply chains is growing rapidly and will far outpace drones over the next three years, according to Gartner, Inc.
08/08/2023Companies the world over are both collaborating and competing to develop self-service systems and self-service checkouts that enable an autonomous shopping experience.
31/07/2023Schnuck 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.
04/07/2023In April, the vending company Selfly Store introduced its latest product: the Selfly Freezer. We spoke to CMO Malin Östman about first experiences with the smart freezer and the potential of unmanned shopping.
16/06/2023Carrefour has launched Hopla, a chatbot based on ChatGPT which will be integrated into the Carrefour.fr website. Customers are able to use this natural-language AI to help them with their daily shopping.
01/05/2023Enabling a comfortable "just-walk-out" shopping experience, thanks to state-of-the-art technology: Viessmann presented such a convenience store at EuroShop 2023 in Düsseldorf.
13/03/2023The Retail Technology Stage at EuroShop featured many technological solutions for the retail sector. Suppliers and users discussed current use cases.
16/02/2023Despite the impact of COVID-19 on supply chains and cash usage, investment by retailers in devices that count, verify and store banknotes is increasing worldwide.
03/01/2023The autonomous store, which enables shopping with an automated payment process in the background, represents a major leap forward in innovation in the retail sector.
18/05/2022Paper labels were the standard in retail for a long time. However, they are now gradually being replaced by electronic shelf labels.
24/03/2022A technology upgrade of automation and omnichannel services in the store network provides process reliability and modern selling for SØR.
08/03/2022Machine vision has recently made great strides. It is also being used in the area of checkout control in retail.
24/01/2022Interview with Xenia Giese, Industry Executive Retail & Consumer Goods at Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, about new retail business models.
27/10/2021While stores with no (sales) staff sounded like science fiction just a few short years ago, they are now fast becoming a reality. Even though smart stores are not yet the new retail norm across the board, they are moving away from being sporadic, mere testing locations and pilot projects.
28/04/2021Xenia Giese from Microsoft tells how stores could save money, time and resources and thus operate even more efficiently and sustainably.
31/03/2021Tiny store, micro store, smart store, vending machine store – different names for concepts that all have the same goal: Customers shop 24/7 in staff-free stores.
03/12/2020Instead of extensive, personal consultation and on-site customer service, the new store concept of the TYPY store in Düsseldorf relies on technologies that make shopping quick and easy.
31/07/2020Completely cashierless or staff-free stores are still rare, but there are successful examples. Will they soon become a serious alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar stores?
19/02/2020Digital 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.
06/11/2019The revolution in logistics is in full swing: How artificial intelligence and robots are driving e-commerce forward is shown in our report from the Amazon logistics centre in Mönchengladbach.