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Aldi Süd trials Instacart’s Caper digital shopping trolley in Austria

Aldi Süd is testing a digital shopping trolley from Caper, which was aquired by quick service provider Instacart in 2021, at its Austrian country unit Hofer.

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Retail Insight strengthens team with Andy Brockway

Retail Insight has appointed Andy Brockway as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The move is part of Retail Insight's growth plans to accelerate the product roadmap and innovation strategy for its software solutions that help retailers and their suppliers realise the full potential of every store.

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Fighting food waste demands a rethink

Food waste is a major problem. In Germany alone, 11 million tonnes of food ended up being thrown away in 2020, according to the National Statistics Office. Of this, 7 per cent (0.8 million tonnes) came from the retail sector. To combat food waste, 14 major German wholesale and grocery retailers signed an agreement with the Federal Ministry of Food…

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NCR expands market share in thriving global self-checkout business

According to the latest report by RBR Data Services, now part of Datos Insights, nearly 200,000 self-checkout devices were shipped worldwide last year. By 2028, the analysts expect the number of global installations to exceed 1.9 million. NCR remains the largest player in the market with one-third of the shipments – and even increased its market share by one percentage…

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Kroger equips 500 stores with Cooler Screens

After a three-year pilot project with the company Cooler Screens, US retail giant Kroger has decided to equip 500 of its stores with these digital doors on refrigerated cabinets. These run, among other things, advertising content from brand manufacturers, which 'Kroger Precision Marketing' of the retail company's in-house market research platform 84.51° serves up.

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Kroger combines picking and pick-up with BrightDrop

Kroger will be the first customer to introduce BrightDrop's electronic trolley, which can be used for both in-store picking and as a pick-up station for goods ordered online. The second largest US grocery retailer has already tested the trolley as part of a pilot project in Lexington and Versailles in the US state of Kentucky.

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Salling Groups Netto tests smart shopping trolleys from Imagr

Danish Salling Group is testing digital shopping trolleys from the New Zealand start-up Imagr in five stores of its discount banner operation Netto. The retail company is the first in Europe which uses the solution of this provider. The vision recognition-based identification of the products is linked in real time with shoppers’ smartphones.

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Kroger expands delivery service with autonomous vehicles from Nuro

US grocer Kroger is expanding its home delivery test operation with self-driving vehicles in Houston, Texas. For this, it will use the latest generation of electric, driverless vehicles from specialist Nuro.

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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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Robot Sally prepares fresh salads at Heinen’s

The US-American retailer Heinen's opts for a contactless salad preparation robot in times of government hygiene measures. The supermarket operator is now rolling out the machine, named Sally from Californian start-up Chowbotics, in its stores.

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