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Orbcomm connects supermarket wholesaler

Associated Wholesale Grocers, the USA’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, is using Orbcomm technology to provide fleet-wide trailer monitoring for its dry and refrigerated assets.
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IBM uses AI to help Lego cash in on Black Friday

Just in time for Black Friday, November 23, the busiest shopping day of the year, IBM will use its latest AI-powered interactive ads so Lego can recommend the right gift set to the right shoppers.
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Amazon Go model to boost retail spend

Retail spend at frictionless payment stores such as Amazon Go will grow from an estimated $253m in 2018 to over $45bn by 2023, according to a report from Juniper Research.
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Salesforce enhances shopping at luxury fashion brand

Luxury fashion brand Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) has partnered with Salesforce to build DVF 360, an engaging 3D shopping experience powered by Salesforce Commerce Cloud. DVF unveiled DVF 360 at last month’s New York Fashion Week.
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Waitrose uses Yale smart locks to pilot in-house deliveries

Waitrose is using smart lock technology to become the UK’s first supermarket to deliver groceries to customers inside the home and put them away while they are out.
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Via AI retail system powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon

Taiwan’s Via Technologies is targeting smart retail applications with a system powered by a Qualcomm embedded platform to enable the rapid development of intelligent signage, kiosk and access control devices.
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Start-up launches human motion recogniser for retailers

Computer vision start-up YouSpace launched the first version of its real-time human motion capture and recognition system that lets retailers and advertisers improve user experiences. The launch included an in-house demonstration at its California office.
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Retailers look to AI for supply chain transformation

Half of retailers are embracing artificial intelligence to transform their supply chains, according to a survey from Dallas-based Symphony Retail AI, which reveals that slow pace of innovation and inability of current technology to support the business are among retailers’ top drivers for AI adoption
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