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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Kaufland, Edeka and Rewe customers cash in coins with Coinstar

Kaufland customers can cash in surplus coins for vouchers at Coinstar machines. A growing number of Edeka and Rewe stores is also offering the service.

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Boots optimises store processes on Yoobic platform

British drugstore chain Boots is digitising its store processes with the Yoobic task management solution. Supported by an app, store staff can work more efficiently and offer customers a better shopping experience.

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Netto Stavenhagen expands cooperation with Too Good To Go

Netto Stavenhagen is expanding its cooperation with the Too Good To Go network Germany-wide. From 3 May 2021, consumers will be able to buy grocery bags of leftover food at a special price via the Too Good To Go app in all Salling Group’s discount stores in Germany.

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Spar franchiser combats food waste with Gander app

The Netherlands-based franchise organisation of the national Spar retailer organisations has reached an agreement with UK platform operator Gander that will enable its members to market food products via the app shortly before they reach their best-before date. The project aims to help curb food waste.

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Jumbo tests smart shopping trolley from Walkout

Jumbo is testing acceptance and sensible usecases of smart shopping trolleys. At Jumbo food market in Veghel, the Dutch retailer is piloting a Shop & Go solution of Israeli start-up Walkout.

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X5 enables payments via facial recognition

Russian retailer X5 has introduced contactless payment via facial recognition in partnership with Visa and Sberbank. The solution is based on computer vision technology from Visionlabs and in-house developments.

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Wundermart offers shopping á la Amazon Go

Dutch start-up Wundermart is equipping its unattended convenience stores with computer vision technology from AiFi. The AI-based solution Oasis from the US specialist enables customers to shop without the need to scan the goods.

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Edeka and Rewe retailers provide transparency with Tierwohl TV

When selling animal products, retailers inform their customers increasingly about origin and husbandry. A rapidly growing number of independent Edeka and Rewe shop owners are going one step further. With Tierwohl-TV, they show live streams from their suppliers' stables and outdoor livestock areas.

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Rewe Austria combats food waste with Bizerba Smart Shelf

Rewe Group in Austria is testing Bizerba's Smart Shelf technology in the bakeries of three Merkur stores, which will soon be renamed to Billa Plus. With the help of intelligent weighing technology, the retailer aims to reduce food waste and to ensure product availability for customers.

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Walmart speeds up picking of customer orders with warehouse automation technology

Walmart is equipping dozens of its stores with so-called local fulfilment centres (LFC). With semi-automation, the US retail giant aims to process customer orders faster and more efficiently. At different locations, Walmart is working with diverse technology providers, such as Alert Innovation, Dematic and Fabric.

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