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Inside Carrefour Flash, Paris, France

Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in Paris with the promise to "shop in 10 seconds and pay in 10 seconds". No gates, no need of an app, just walk inside the store.  

Inside Aldi Shop&Go, London, UK

Aldi UK has opened its first cashierless store in London. Shoppers gain access to the store and pay through the Aldi Shop&Go app, and pick items with no scanning needed.

Inside Tesco Express, Holborn, with ‘GetGo’ technology

In this report we look at Tesco’s latest cashierless store in Holborn, London, and how it is changing the way we shop, and the implications for retailers and brands. 

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We round up some of the latest initiatives by Circle K, including the latest technology that it has introduced to enable frictionless fuel payments in Europe. Using technology to improve the experience  Following the roll-out of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to 284 stores in Sweden last year, Circle K is now expanding deployment in Norway and Denmark. In the latter, the reta...
The Kroger Co. and Nuro have announced an expanded collaboration to ramp up the use of third-generation autonomous vehicles for grocery deliveries. A partnership that dates back to 2018 Back in 2018,  Kroger and Nuro have launched their first delivery pilot  using all-electric, autonomous vehicles. According to Nuro, its third-generation model has double the cargo volume of its secon...
Following a test of the service with Walmart last year, HomeValet’s smart boxes are being made available for purchase for the first time. This will support the expansion of the retailer’s InHome delivery service. Roll-out starting in Florida Last year, HomeValet partnered with Walmart to pilot online grocery deliveries directly into smart boxes located outside customers’ homes. The smart bo...
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