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Five ways technology is changing retail in 2022

In this report we outline the key technology-based trends that will become more prevalent in the year ahead.

Cashierless stores in the UK

In this report, we review the cashierless stores in London, and give our view about what the industry should expect to see next.

Amazon brings ‘Just Walk Out’ to Whole Foods Market

Following plans announced by Amazon last year to launch its ‘Just Walk Out’technology in two Whole Foods Market stores, the first has opened in Washington, D.C. 

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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.

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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...
Walmart is expanding its partnership with DroneUp to new areas, providing it with the capacity to reach 4m households across six US states. This will also enable it to start monetising the service through developing a new revenue stream. Convenience driving usage Walmart launched its partnership with drone firm, DroneUp, last year, with the retailer also investing in the business. DroneUp o...
After two disrupted years, rather than a return to normality, the eating out sector is facing a new set of challenges.  The issues outlined in our UK Eating Out Market Forecasts 2022 , such as rising costs, staff shortages and financially-stretched consumers, are shared by many countries around the world.   These significant headwinds may slow recovery, however we anticipate a period of inten...
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Four forces of change

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