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Cutting-edge retail trends at In-store Asia 2024

22.05.2024

Like no other trade fair in the Asia-Pacific region, In-store Asia offers a comprehensive range of retail solutions and trend-oriented insights: from June 13 to 15, 2024 in Mumbai.
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Ahold Delhaize opens a tech studio in Bucharest

08.05.2024

The aim is to develop employees' digital and technological skills. Around 250 top talents from the technical field are to be recruited in the coming years.
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Innovate – or lose your seat at the top table, dear retailers

29.04.2024

Established players in the retail sector have been usurped by creative newcomers that have prioritized innovation. Staying ahead of the curve in terms of technological advancements and consumer preferences is a factor for success.
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Food service equipment market size is set to grow

24.04.2024

The global food service equipment market is driven by demands for environmentally friendly technologies and smart, networked devices.
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AI revolution at IKEA retail

22.04.2024

IKEA is bringing forward a bold initiative to embed Artificial Intelligence literacy across its organisation, embracing the future of technology and humanity, hand in hand.
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Leading global grocery retailers establish collaborative venture fund

11.04.2024

The fund will seek to invest in innovative start-ups and scale-ups that deploy technology to enhance customer experiences, transform the grocery value chain and address the sector’s sustainability challenges.
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AI pricing for retailers: Coresight research report delivers insights

21.03.2024

The new report outlines the measurable advantages of utilizing AI for pricing decisions, as well as the obstacles retailers must overcome to maximize the returns of AI pricing technology investments.
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GemArt, JewelBot, and VoiceGem: new implementations of AI in the jewelry industry

20.03.2024

The first Artificial Intelligence platform designed exclusively for jewelers offers three cutting-edge AI tools: each is tailored to revolutionize business operations and drive growth.
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AI perception gap on predictive analytics value

14.03.2024

A new study uncovers a divide within the retail sector: CEOs are half as likely to see AI’s predictive analytics as a top 3 promising application compared to their management teams.
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“Autonomous stores”: Future reality or hype?

21.02.2024

The concept of "Autonomous Stores", enabled by the development of artificial intelligence, is not new. Miya Knights, Publisher Retail Technology magazine, examines the increasing role of automation in stores.
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Experience technology innovations and a community connection at EuroCIS 2024

19.02.2024

Elke Moebius, Director of EuroCIS, shares her expertise on the latest technology trends in retail ahead of EuroCIS 2024 on February 27.
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Lowe's Style Studio for Apple Vision Pro

06.02.2024

Lowe's takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple's first spatial computer to help customers visualize and design their dream kitchen from home.
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These technologies will fundamentally change retail

05.02.2024

We asked exhibitors at EuroCIS which brand-new trends retailers should have on their radar and which technologies will inspire their customers in the future.
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SPAR Hungary trials Gen Z pop-up store using AI

16.01.2024

In order to specifically target Gen Z customers, SPAR Hungary ran a two-day trial of an automated store – incorporating technology and AI powered tools.
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Innovation campaign for fresher fruit and vegetables awarded

09.01.2024

With its innovative "Fruit and vegetables 3 days fresher" campaign, SPAR Austria won the "Future of European Commerce" Award in the Digitalisation category.
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First of its kind accessible checkout unveiled by Woolworths

20.12.2023

Woolworths has unveiled an accessible checkout, designed specifically for team members living with a physical disability, including people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids such as walkers.
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World's first fully autonomous AI-powered restaurant opening

14.12.2023

Cali Group and Miso Robotics announced that they are soon opening CaliExpress by Flippy™, the world's first fully autonomous restaurant.
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China in-store 2023 showcases high-quality designs and retail solutions

13.12.2023

A triumphant return: following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, China in-store 2023 left both visitors and exhibitors inspired.
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Tesco trials new scan-free technology on self-service tills

11.12.2023

Customers at the Tesco Fulham Reach Express will be able to just walk up to the scan-free checkout and it will magically present them with a list of the products they have picked up, so they don’t have to spend any time scanning each item. They can check the list and then pay in the usual way.
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IKEA Retail uses drones for stock inventory

20.11.2023

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

16.11.2023

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

14.11.2023

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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DTEK.ai revolutionizes retail with SWIFT

31.10.2023

DTEK.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.
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Mister Spex launches first custom collection of 3D-printed eyewear

05.10.2023

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

23.08.2023

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

08.08.2023

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

31.07.2023

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

17.05.2023

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

13.03.2023

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

09.03.2023

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

01.02.2023

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

24.01.2022

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

19.02.2020

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

16.02.2020

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

30.04.2019

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

18.04.2019

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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