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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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Checkout-free Shopping: It’s Bigger Than You Think

“Cashierless checkout won’t merely restructure retail business models: It will disrupt the entire payments industry. A few years ago, Amazon made headlines with its Amazon Go stores where shoppers simply retrieve items from shelves and walk out. This process has often been dubbed “cashierless checkout” but would be more accurately described as “checkout-free shopping,” as […]
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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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Ahold Delhaize Pilots Unmanned Store in the US

“Netherlands-based supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize has opened Lunchbox, a low-cost cashierless store that lets consumers “shop a small format store in seconds by scanning in, shopping and walking out”. The concept is being piloted at the Massachusetts offices of the company’s Retail Business Services division in the USA. “Lunchbox is an easy, fresh shopping alternative,” […]
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Brazilian Retailer Plans Checkout-Free Stores – Retail TouchPoints

“Lojas Americanas S.A. will deploy checkout-free technology from Zippin in stores throughout the country. The Brazilian retailer will use the technology in its Ame Go convenience store locations. Customers gain entry by scanning the company’s Ame Digital app. The stores will range from 250 to 3,000 square feet in size and will be located in […]
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Three Paths To Cashierless Retailing: Amazon, Nike And Saturn

“Cashierless stores are moving even further into the retail mainstream. In addition to Amazon, which reportedly has started testing its Amazon Go techin larger store formats, Nike has implemented a barcode-based solution at its New York City flagship store and German electronics retailer Saturn is deploying mobile self-checkout at its largest store in Hamburg. All three solutions seek to eliminate checkout friction […]
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Grabango Raises $39M As It Scales Up Its Checkout-Free Technology

“Grabango, the leading provider of checkout-free technology for existing grocery and convenience stores, announced today that it has raised $39 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Commerce Ventures with participation from Founders Fund, Unilever Ventures, Honeywell Ventures, and WIND Ventures. All participants share Grabango’s vision for modernizing the retail industry and […]
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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 […]