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Self-scanning is progressing slowly in Germany

Numerous German retail companies offer their customers self-scanning via smartphone app or proprietary hand-held scanners. However, a study by the EHI Retail Institute shows that the offer is rarely taken up. At an event of Self-Checkout Initiative at the EHI Technology Days in Bonn this week, retail representatives discussed the topic controversially. Drugstore operator dm plans to launch self-scanning in…

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Lekkerland opens autonomous store Rewe Ready with Latebird

Lekkerland, in cooperation with energy supplier ENBW, opened the first fully automated unmanned container store named Rewe Ready end of September. The autonomous grocery store of the Rewe Group subsidiary is located at the EnBW fast charging park for electrical cars in Bispingen, Lower Saxony. The store's technology originates from Paderborn-based company Latebird.

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Reta 2022: Edeka’s Netto wins twice with Trigo and Tiliter

Edeka's Netto Marken-Discount was able to secure two prizes at EHI's Reta Awards 2022, the winners of which were announced today. The teams around Netto CIO Claus Leitl won firstly with their Pick&Go branch in Munich's Schwabing district. They won a second prize together with Tiliter for the automatic recognition of products without barcodes such as fruit and vegetables.

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