Joachim Pinhammer

Joachim Pinhammer

Joachim Pinhammer supports retail and technology companies with consulting and marketing expertise. He was Senior Analyst and Research Director Retail Technology at the London-based analyst group Planet Retail. Prior to that, he was the global marketing director for the retail division of Wincor Nixdorf (now Diebold Nixdorf). Joachim Pinhammer is a regular speaker at events organised by Messe Düsseldorf (EuroShop and EuroCIS), the EHI and further industry conferences. His reports are regularly published by trade magazines and online retail industry media.
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Pepco launches in Germany with SCOs from Diebold Nixdorf

Pepco has opened its first German store in Berlin. Customers can pay there at four Diebold Nixdorf self-checkouts. The textile and household goods discounter will open more locations in the east of the country this year.

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Eurospar in Dublin goes colourful with SES Imagotag

A Eurospar supermarket in the Irish city of Dublin has become the first store in the world to use four-colour digital shelf labels from SES Imagotag. The eye-catching e-ink displays are designed to effectively draw attention to promotions and are part of a digital in-store communication concept.

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Coles Liquor automates replenishment with Relex

Coles Liquor, the spirits division of Australia's Coles Group is automating supplychain planning and replenishment with the Relex Living Retail platform. The move follows introduction of the system for fresh food one year ago.

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Spar International offers members new loyalty solution with Spaaza

Spar International is planning a new loyalty system on the platform of technology provider Spaaza Technologies. It is aimed to help Spar's independent country organisations develop modern, personalised marketing channels.

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Rewe’s Iki opens autonomous store with Pixevia in Vilnius

Rewe Group’s Lithuanian subsidiary Iki has opened its first cashierless store in the city of Vilnius. The Iki Express convenience store uses technology from start-up Pixevia.

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Bünting brings automation to the central warehouse with Dematic

Bünting is upgrading its Nortmoor central distribution centre with warehouse automation technology from Dematic. A shuttle storage system and autonomous conveyor technology are to increase capacity and productivity of the operation.

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Reports

Retailers rely more on mobile checkouts

German retailers see the greatest need for action in the use of mobile devices with checkout functions as well as self-checkouts and self-scanning systems. This is the result of EHI’s study POS Systems 2022. Overall, the number of cash registers used in retail is continuously decreasing. At the same time, systems are faced with growing tasks.

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Vkusvill pilots unattended convenience store with Neurus

Russian grocery chain Vkusvill is testing unattended shopping at a convenience store in Moscow. Items are tracked using computer vision and AI from Moscow-based start-up Neurus.

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7-Eleven tests holographic screens for self-checkout

7-Eleven is piloting virtual touch screens for self-checkouts at six locations in Tokyo. The first retail application of the novel technology from specialist Asukanet has been implemented by Toshiba Tec.

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Edeka Südwest trials Smart Shopper from KBST

In its E-Center Gundelfingen, the Edeka regional co-operative Südwest is piloting intelligent shopping trolleys from Kaufungen-based start-up KBST. The retailer is currently testing customer acceptance with 20 of the systems called Smart Shopper.

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