Smart Retail News

Drone Express enables drone delivery for Kroger

American grocery retailer Kroger has started a drone delivery pilot in collaboration with Drone Express, a division of New Jersey-based Telegrid Technologies. The pilot is offering grocery delivery via [...]

Checkpoint expands Halo IoT RFID platform

New Jersey-based retail technology company Checkpoint Systems has expanded its Halo IoT RFID software platform. Halo 12.2.0 has improved replenishment capabilities and expanded language options for increased usability and [...]

Amazon opens high-tech hair salon in London

Amazon is opening a hair salon in London where customers can experience augmented reality (AR) and other technology, products and services in hair care and styling. The Amazon Salon [...]

Foodora and Tele2 test 5G deliveries in Sweden

Nordic online retailer Foodora is working with Swedish telco Tele2 to test home deliveries with 5G technology in central Stockholm. In this next step, the robot Doora will begin [...]

HeleCloud helps retailers migrate to cloud

HeleCloud, based in Bulgaria, Netherlands and the UK, has launched cloud transformation advisory services for retailers looking to migrate and benefit from public cloud technology. The Retail Architecture Review [...]

Frame holds out for Hero to launch virtual shopping

Iconic American fashion brand Frame has partnered with New York-based Hero to launch virtual shopping to online customers. The virtual shopping service connects customers on Frame-store.com live with stylists [...]

Asda deploys Geek+ robots to improve parcel service

British supermarket chain Asda is using an intelligent sorting system from Chinese robotics firm Geek+ to support continued growth across its parcel collection and returns business. Sixty autonomous mobile [...]

ParcelHero warns of stores turning to the dark side

The store of tomorrow might replace shoppers with robots and stock with digital screens, according to a study by UK home delivery firm ParcelHero. The reopening of non-essential stores [...]

Covid-19 fears boost wearable payments market

The global wearable payment device market is projected to grow from $43bn in 2021 to $82bn by 2026, at a CAGR of 13.6%, according to a report from Research [...]

Aevi and Mastercard simplify omnichannel shopping

Smart merchant enablement platform Aevi and Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS) are combining technologies to simplify the omnichannel shopping experience. Aevi integrates payments and data across all customer channels [...]

Chipotle invests in robot delivery firm Nuro

Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has invested in California-based Nuro, a specialist in autonomous delivery, as part of its series C funding round. Nuro uses robotics in its fleet [...]

Stord raises $65m to boost retail supply chain

Atlanta-based Stord, a company delivering a cloud supply chain for retailers and ecommerce brands, has raised $65m in series C funding led by Bond, bringing fundraising in the last [...]