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Pizza Hut and Toyota partner on autonomous delivery concept




Pizza Hut and Toyota are working together to develop fully autonomous delivery vehicles. The fast-food chain is experimenting with the Toyota e-Palette autonomous concept vehicle, the firms announced at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Walmart and JD use blockchain to improve food safety




Retailers Walmart and JD.com are working with IBM and Tsinghua University’s National Engineering Laboratory for E-Commerce Technologies in the Blockchain Food Safety Alliance to enhance food tracking, traceability and safety in China.
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Canon and Fellow demonstrate retail digitisation at CES




At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Fellow, a California-based inventory optimisation and shelf intelligence company, partnered with Canon to demonstrate ways to digitise the retail industry.
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Suning shows smart retail programme at CES




Chinese omni-channel retailer Suning is demonstrating its unmanned, automated Biu store at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company's stand is giving visitors a glimpse of the firm's smart retail programme, which is being introduced across China.
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HPE, PTC and Wind River back IMC RFP programme

Three of the biggest software vendors in IoT – Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), PTC and Intel subsidiary Wind River – have agreed to join the IoT M2M Council's (IMC) fledgling template RFP programme for IoT software platforms, being presented this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Swedbank and Invuo bring contactless payment to Baltics




Swedbank is to bring contactless payment technology to retailers in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia using Swedish company Invuo’s MeaWallet technology
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Partnership to monitor in-store shopping




A partnership between California-based Transformational Retail and Israeli firm IntraPosition aims to help retailers accurately monitor in-store shopper location and travel patterns with location-based services.
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Shelf monitoring key enabler for retailers, says ABI




Key technologies driving successful retailers include visual interactive displays and digital shelf monitoring, according to ABI Research.
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