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Walmart Is Testing an All-self-checkout Supercenter in Plano

“Walmart is testing an all-self-checkout Supercenter in Plano at one of its biggest local stores and one where growing families can easily pile high a grocery cart. It’s calling the process “hosted checkout” because employees are standing by to help if customers need it. Kroger has been testing all self-checkout at a small urban store […]
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Amazon Launches Its First Cashierless Store in Britain

“Amazon launched its first checkout-free store in Britain Thursday. Called Amazon Fresh, the store is located in Ealing, London, and will let customers walk in, pick up what they want and walk out again without having to pay at a cash register.   The items appear on a virtual receipt linked to customers’ Amazon accounts […]
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Amazon Go Rival Bets Pandemic Made Case for Cashierless Stores

“A startup selling Amazon Go-like checkout technology to retailers has raised money from investors at a $1 billion valuation, minting a new unicorn a year into a pandemic that has helped bolster the case for cashierless stores. Standard Cognition Corp., based in San Francisco, offers a package of cameras and software that tracks browsing shoppers and automatically charges them […]
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Hudson Taking Flight With Amazon Cashierless Store Platform

“A second travel retailer is bringing the Amazon “Just Walk Out” technology solution to airport stores. Hudson, a leading travel retailer with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs and tourist destinations across North America, has entered into an agreement to use Amazon’s Just Walk Out platform in select travel convenience stores.”
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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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7-Eleven Expands Mobile Checkout Feature to Thousands of US Stores

“Check this out. No, really. 7-Eleven, Inc. has expanded its new Mobile Checkout contactless shopping solution to an additional 2,500+ stores across the U.S. Using the 7-Eleven app, customers can quickly scan items and pay for purchases without ever standing in a checkout line. Mobile Checkout is now available in more than 3,000 participating 7-Eleven stores in 32 states […]
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Zippin Announces World’s First Checkout-Free Hotel Store in Yokohama, Japan

“Zippin , an industry leader in checkout-free technologies for brick-and-mortar retail, today announced the launch of its latest retail format: a hotel convenience store. Zippin’s partner, Fujitsu, the leading systems integrator in Japan, has worked with Koyo Group to implement the world’s first checkout-free store within a hotel at the Yokohama Techno Tower Hotel . It […]
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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 […]