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Dunkin’ to Pilot Checkout-Free Store in California

“Customers of US coffee chain Dunkin’ in California will soon be able to walk into a store, pick up a coffee and pay for it from their mobile phone without having to pre-order, interact with staff, wait to pay at a checkout or scan goods at a kiosk. The chain is to pilot the checkout-free […]
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Amazon Opens Its Second Seattle-Area Go Grocery Store in Redmond

“Like the company’s smaller Amazon Go convenience stores, which have been around since 2018, Go Grocery stores allow customers to shop without stopping at a checkout stand. Instead, customers scan an app on their phone as they enter, then are automatically charged when they leave with their groceries. The transactions are cashless and touchless — a key […]
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Amazon’s latest grocery store concept opens, with high-tech carts

“Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is opening a supermarket in Los Angeles with shopping carts that let customers skip checkout lines, as the e-commerce company builds out its offline presence…The world’s largest online retailer has experimented with physical stores in recent years to capture more consumer spending, particularly in groceries. It has more than […]
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Standard Cognition partners with Circle K on cashierless convenience stores

“Standard Cognition today inked a partnership to pilot its cashierless checkout technology in a Circle K store in Phoenix, Arizona. The Circle K location’s existing fixtures, lighting, inventory management systems, replenishment processes, and store layout will remain the same post-retrofit, and customers will have the option of paying via an app or with cash and […]
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Amazon Courts Walmart, Target to Join Cashierless Tech Group

“Amazon is making some of the software that underpins its “Go” stores available through an organization called Dent, which has had talks with officials at Walmart Inc. and Target Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. The talks are continuing, the people said, but neither retailer currently plans to participate, according to a person close to […]
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Bringing Just Walk Out shopping to your stores

“In Just Walk Out-enabled stores, shoppers enter the store using a credit card. They don’t need to download an app or create an Amazon account. Our Just Walk Out technology detects what products shoppers take from or return to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When done shopping, they can […]
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Amazon Opens Cashierless Supermarket in Latest Push to Sell Food

“Amazon Go Grocery will open in Seattle on Tuesday. It uses an array of cameras, shelf sensors and software to allow shoppers to pick up items as varied as organic produce and wine and walk out without stopping to pay or scan merchandise. Accounts are automatically charged through a smartphone app once shoppers leave the […]
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Wirecard Partners With Sprint to Drive Cashierless Checkout

“The Sprint Curiosity network connects to in-store beacons and electronic shelf labels. Shoppers will activate an app, walk into the store, pick up their purchases and leave without having to wait in a checkout line. Instead, the IoT network will charge a saved payment method from the customer’s app. With the network monitoring where customers […]
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Mastercard Launches Frictionless Retail Technology Solutions to Enable Touchless Economy

“Mastercard partners with Circle K, Delaware North, Dunkin’ and White Castle to reimagine the consumer shopping journey As merchants navigating the impacts of COVID-19 seek out enhanced technology for in-person engagement, Mastercard today announced a new suite of frictionless solutions for retailers to reimagine their physical shopping experience. Applicable and adaptable to any retail environment […]