Store of the future news

17 September 2020
Walmart is introducing a team-based operating model at its US Supercenters following a successful initiative at Sam’s Club over the last 12 months and its launch at its Neighborhood Market stores earlier this year. Building small teams The new model sees Walmart create small teams of associates who will be cross-trained and given ownership of all tasks within their area. This will include s...
11 September 2020
Amazon has opened its second Go Grocery store in Redmond, Washington, as reported by GeekWire. Second large format Go store Amazon Go Grocery was Amazon’s first large format grocery store. It launched in February 2020 and uses the same checkout-free technology as Amazon’s Go convenience format stores, which launched in 2018. With its Go Grocery stores, Amazon evolved its range and solved li...
27 August 2020
Amazon has opened its first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. First Amazon Fresh store According to Amazon, the new store will deliver consistently low prices, a more convenient shopping experience, and free same-day delivery. The store will offer a range of national brands as well as produce, meat and seafood. A range of prepared foods will also be made fresh in st...
16 June 2020
Walmart has acquired the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property of CareZone, a health-tech startup which helps individuals manage their medications. Improving access to healthcare services CareZone was developed to help users organise their health information and access health services. Through a mobile app, users can scan their insurance cards and product labels to bett...
10 March 2020
Amazon is set to sell its cashier-less technology, used in its Go stores, to other retailers, as reported by Reuters. Just Walk Out Amazon launched a website for its new initiative, Just Walk Out, inviting retailers to inquire about the service and answering various questions. Just Walk Out enables retailers to leverage Amazon’s cashier-less technology in their stores, which the retailer...
05 March 2020
Woolworths and Terracyle's Loop are working to bring on board both suppliers and customers to test the new solution in a trial that will kick off in June 2021. Woolworths exclusivity for first year Woolworths and Terracyle announced their new partnership last year, which will give the retailer exclusivity to Loop's reusable product packaging for its first year of operation in the market. To...
02 March 2020
We visited the new Amazon Go Grocery format in Seattle, the retailer’s larger format store featuring its just walk-out technology which opened last week. Largest store to launch This new store format at 14,000 sq ft is significantly larger than the 24 Amazon Go stores which have opened to date. Most of these stores sit within the 1,000-2,000 sq ft range. This store adopts the fresh green an...
28 February 2020
We look at how Walmart is developing alternative revenue streams, including a new membership programme, fulfillment services and its digital marketing platform. 1. Walmart+ Press reports indicate that Walmart is looking to develop a membership programme, Walmart+. This will be centred around its ecommerce pickup and delivery services, but also likely to feature other benefits for a monthly ...
26 February 2020
Amazon has opened its first large format grocery store with Just Walk Out technology in Seattle. The store is 7,700 square feet in the front of the house and 10,400 square feet overall, making it the largest use of Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology to date. Amazon Go Grocery In January 2018, Amazon opened its new Amazon Go concept in Seattle to the general public, marking the first checko...
24 February 2020
Woolworths Australia has announced that its first supermarket featuring automated picking technology will launch later this year, while it has extended its 2-hour Delivery Now service. First Takeoff Tech store to be located in south east Melbourne Woolworths announced its new partnership with Takeoff Technologies last year, with plans to roll out automated picking facilities into a number o...