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Reta Award 2024: The best retail technology solutions

The atmosphere was excellent last night at Dr Thompson’s Seifenfabrik in Düsseldorf: Top IT managers from Edeka Group, Tegut, Rewe Group, Schwarz Group, Douglas, Benetton and many more had every reason to celebrate with their technology providers. Yesterday, EHI Retail Institute honoured the winners of the Retail Technology Awards Reta for the 17th time as part of Eurocis 2024. The…

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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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Lidl pilots self-checkouts with 4POS, GK and Glory in France

Lidl trials self-checkout terminals from Swiss hardware specialist 4POS in a store in Lingolsheim, France. Half of the six self-service terminals are equipped with cash modules from Glory and offer shoppers the opportunity to pay in cash. Lidl relies on software from GK for the self-checkouts, just as for the attended checkouts. The hardware components for the self-service terminals are…

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Schwarz Group invests in German AI start-up Aleph Alpha

Schwarz Group is investing in German AI start-up Aleph Alpha. The key technology is intended to help optimise processes in all areas of the group. The investors wish to become independent of US players and comply with European data protection standards.

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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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Reta Award 2023: The best technology solutions in European retail

For the 16th time, EHI Retail Institute this week announced the winners of the Retail Technology Awards Reta. The eight-member international jury of the award includes Retail Optimiser editors Björn Weber and Joachim Pinhammer as well as the publisher of the British trade magazine Retail Technology, Miya Knights.

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Kaufland tests temperature tracker from start-up HyPrint

At its Neckarsulm headquarters, Kaufland is testing the smart logistics solution from Heidelberg-based start-up HyPrint for monitoring the cold chain. Smart, self-adhesive labels are used to gain insights into the temperature course in the cold storage rooms.

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Lidl modernises POS software with GK

It is the largest POS software project in Europe to date: Lidl has once again chosen GK and will roll-out the Cloud4Retail platform of the Schöneck specialists in all 30 countries over the next few years. The largest banner operation of the European retail sector is thus enabling to operate the checkouts in the cloud and is simplifying the development…

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Lidl brings self-checkouts with 4POS and GK to Germany

Lidl is now also introducing self-checkouts in Germany. With Swiss hardware specialist 4POS and its software supplier GK, Lidl is embarking on a platform strategy using the same standard components as at its attended checkouts. Cash payment is possible at all devices: thanks to cash recyclers from Glory.

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Aeon plans autonomous stores with Cloudpick technology

Japan's Aeon Group will open an autonomous supermarket in Tokyo this summer. A store of its Daiei sales line in the Koto district will be equipped with camera and sensor technology from Chinese start-up Cloudpick.

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