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Carrefour Romania Offers Biometric Payments on Top of “single Digital Portal”

“Carrefour is testing biometric payments in Romania as part of an ongoing digital transformation project.   The chain will allow customers to pay through facial recognition at conventional and self-service check-outs at its Skanska supermarket in Bucharest. The company did not specify how customers create the digital profile that they can use at the checkout. […]
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Tech

Sam’s Club Now lets you scan whole items, not just barcodes

“This spring, the company will update its Scan & Go app at Sam’s Club Now, its Dallas-based testing ground for shopping tech. The update will allow shoppers to register items in their cart by simply hovering the camera over each item. In other words, you’ll be able to use your phone to scan the whole item, […]
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Users

Amazon to open All-new Grocery Stores Separate from Whole Foods

“Amazon reportedly feels confident enough in its grocery-store quests to branch out into new ventures. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon plans to open dozens of new grocery stores that will be distinctly different from the company’s Whole Foods Market stores. The retail giant has reportedly already signed leases for some locations and […]
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Users

Cash-less? Cash Only? You’ve Got to Be Crazy to Reject Any Form of Payment

“If you’re a supporter of “cash-less” stores you’re probably a chain store like Sweetgreen or a disruptor like Amazon. These companies argue that cashless stores are safer for employees, provide a quicker and more seamless experience for their customers, and encourage more productivity and better accounting. They’re probably right about that.”
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Users

Behind Sainsbury’s In-store Mobile Pay Solution

“Last summer, Sainsbury’s made headlines with the launch of its new mobile ‘scan-and-go’ technology . A trial in a South London store saw customers scanning products with their smartphone app and paying for goods without having to visit a fixed till or self-service machine.”
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Users

What Retail Recovery? Malls Under Pressure As Stores Close

“Strong retail numbers last year from department stores Macy’s Inc. and Nordstrom Inc.raised hopes that the beleaguered mall industry would finally rebound. But recent developments this year are pointing to more trouble ahead. A number of struggling retailers are closing stores and being more selective about where to open ones, dimming prospects for many mall owners […]
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Tech

Walmart to Expand In-store Tech, Including Pickup Towers for Online Orders and Robots

“Walmart is doubling down on its technology innovations in its brick-and-mortar stores in an effort to better compete with Amazon. The retailer today announced the expanded rollout of several technologies — ranging from in-store Pickup Towers to help customers quickly grab their online orders to floor-scrubbing robots. These jobs were, in many cases, previously handled […]
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Users

Retailers Riled up About Regulated Debit Interchange as Authorization Costs Decline

“The Retail Industry Leaders Association issued its call after the Fed last month released its latest bi-annual study of the debit card market , as required by the Durbin Amendment to 2010’s Dodd-Frank Act. The new study, for the year 2017, says average per-transaction authorization, clearing, and settlement costs for regulated debit card issuers, excluding […]

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