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Rewe tests Nahkauf Box with self-checkout from 4POS

In the Upper Franconian village of Pettstadt, Rewe Markt GmbH is piloting Josefs Nahkauf Box, a retail format with around 700 items for daily needs. On an area of 39 square metres, customers can independently scan goods at a self-checkout from 4POS and pay by debit or credit card seven days a week, around the clock.

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Sainsbury’s opens store with Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology

Sainsbury's has become the first European retailer to rely on Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology. The British supermarket operator opened a cashierless convenience store in London using the competitor's solution.

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Salsify acquires Alkemics

US-based product master data platform Salsify is taking over its French competitor Alkemics. The companies did not comment on the terms of the takeover. Both offer cloud-based platforms for collaboration between retailers and their suppliers and are each registered as data pools of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN).

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Kroger pilots smart shopping cart from Caper

Kroger is testing smart shopping carts from New York start-up Caper. Retailers around the world are increasingly testing computerised shopping carts, from a wide variety of providers.

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McEwan enables virtual shopping with 3D technology

In partnership with delivery service Inabuggy, McEwan Fine Foods in Toronto, Canada offers customers a virtual shopping experience in 3D.

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Learning from the French when Amazon comes

Whether they like it or not: German grocery retailers cannot avoid e-commerce. Amazon is not letting up. For the likes of Edeka, Rewe and Schwarz Group, it is worth looking at the French market. Through innovative concepts and investments into technology, companies such as Groupe Casino and E.Leclerc are confidently securing their business against Amazon.

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Circle K plans stores in Amazon Go style

North American convenience store operator Circle K plans to transform a Phoenix store into an Amazon Go style just-walk-out shop using technology from Standard Cognition.

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Alexa guides through Amazon Fresh’s first store

The world's first Amazon Fresh supermarket has opened: A short tour provides insights into Amazon's food strategy.

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Amazon again sets the pace for POS technologies

Again, Amazon is putting the world of in-store technology in a state of awe. This time with Dash Cart, a shopping trolley that automatically logs products placed inside. It will have its first appearance it the soon-to-be opened first 3,000-square-metre Amazon supermarket in Woodland Hills. It is likely that Amazon will also equip its Wholefood Stores with the new checkout…

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