Store of the future news

28 September 2022
We look at how Kroger is using Everseen’s Visual AI platform to reduce customer friction and losses at self-checkouts. Reducing checkout errors Everseen’s platform is one of the most advanced in our industry, leveraging AI technologies from powerhouses including Lenovo and NVIDIA. It is being used by Kroger at over 1,700 stores to improve the shopper experience at self-checkouts, where erro...
23 September 2022
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. Achieving the dream We must take a step back and remember that personalisa...
01 September 2022
Save-On-Foods is Canada’s fifth-largest grocery retailer, predominantly operating almost 190 supermarkets across four western provinces. This month it opened a flagship store, featuring a contemporary new look and feel and multiple new product features. We visited this store pre-opening to see how the retailer is setting a new benchmark for retailing in Canada. A new look flagship This stor...
22 July 2022
Tesco is about to open another cashierless store in London. The Tesco Express store in Chiswell Street is fitted out with Trigo’s cashierless technology, which is a combination of check-in gates, ceiling cameras and shelf scales to enable shoppers to purchase goods without needing to pay at a cash register. What makes this store even more interesting is that it looks like the store will off...
15 July 2022
How are leading retailers rethinking convenience, large stores, discount and drugstores? We round-up recent store developments highlights from the region. 1. Alibaba’s Freshippo Outlet, China Driven by the ambition to reduce food waste, this concept uses dynamic pricing, accessed via its app, to offer the best value to shoppers. Read more here 2. ParknShop’s TASTExFRESH, Hong Kong ...
06 July 2022
Zabka Nano have just opened its 50 th store in Poland and has rapidly become the operator of the largest chain of cashierless stores in Europe. Rapid Expansion that outpaces any other retailer in Europe The new store in the Norblin Factory in Warsaw is Zabka Nano’s 50 th store opening in just over a year. Zabka clearly has confidence in the new format and technology that supports it. The in...
03 June 2022
Couche-Tard, Circle K’s parent company, is partnering with tech-company, Mashgin, to roll-out its touchless checkout system to more than 7,000 stores over the next three years. Eight times faster than traditional self-checkout Described by the company as a “Smart Checkout” system, Mashgin has developed an AI-powered self-checkout system which can improve customer checkout times by as much as...
01 June 2022
As part of its strategic priority to reinforce is position as a low-cost operator, US-based Dollar General has launched several pilot stores that are entirely self-checkout. Fast Track programme This forms part of wider range of initiatives centred on improving efficiencies. Dollar General has not been immune from the cost headwinds which have been experienced across the industry, pressurisin...
20 May 2022
US-based Albertsons is partnering with Veeve Smart Carts to launch smart carts in around a dozen stores across the country. The retailer is aiming to develop a fast, contactless experience for its shoppers. Skipping traditional checkouts A growing number of retailers are piloting smart carts to offer a checkout-free shopping experience. Veeve Smart Carts enable shoppers to place their items...
04 May 2022
Marks & Spencer (M&S) launched an impressive new concept store in a former Debenhams department store site. The M&S ‘store of the future’ was opened on the Roaring Meg retail park in Stevenage on Thursday 28 April 2022. The 75,000 sq. ft M&S store overs two floors, with the food hall, women’s clothing and a beauty department on the ground floor and homeware, baby and kids wear, an opticians, a...