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Mobile self-scanning gains momentum

The grocery retail industry sees an massive increase in number of companies offering self-scanning with mobile devices. According to a study by Retail Banking Research (RBR), retailers already offer their customers in 32,000 sales outlets worldwide to scan items as they shop. In 80 percent of those stores, shoppers can scan with their own smartphones.

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Retailers want to offer digital receipts to all customers

Since January 2020, retailers and restaurants in Germany have been legally obliged to issue receipts, a major annoyance for the industry. Digital receipts are a way to avoid the additional burden on the environment.

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Edeka Südwest opens automated store with robotics from Smark

In the first fully automated 24/7 store of Edeka Südwest at the railway station in Renningen, a robotics system from the Stuttgart start-up Smark picks the goods from the back area.

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French product scanner app Yuka comes to Germany

Consumers want more transparency. Product scanner apps for shoppers' smartphones are booming. However, the evaluation of a product can only be as good as the quality of the data set available in the app. It is worth taking a look at the cooperation between the French pioneers Alkemics and Yuka.

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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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Edeka Popp validates self-scanning with Supersmart

Edeka merchant Stefan Popp is the first retailer to use the technology of Israeli Bizerba partner Supersmart in Germany. In his E-Center in Würzburg, Popp has had the intelligent validation of self-scanning by its customers installed not only for the verification of items in shopping trolleys but also for those in shopping baskets.

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Edeka and Penny secure shoppers’ smartphone with Wanzl

In Germany, Rewe Group has equipped a first Penny store in Eching with SmartFix from Wanzl. The Smartphone holder at the shopping trolley secures customers’ devices during shopping. Edeka stores will also install the system.

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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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Edeka’s Netto brings self-scanning to its app

With Edeka's Netto, another German discounter is testing self-scanning with customers' smartphones. The team of IT Managing Director Claus Leitl deliberately relies on a proprietary development that is fully integrated into Netto's customer app.

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The race for the 2021 Reta Awards is on

With immediate effect, both retail companies and their technology partners can submit applications for Reta Europe 2021.

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