Smart Retail News

Instacart acquires Caper AI to access checkout technology

California-based online grocery firm Instacart has acquired Caper AI to gain access to its AI-powered shopping cart and checkout technology platform. This acquisition expands Instacart’s retailer enablement platform, which [...]

Deutsche Telekom competition to attract retail technology

T-Labs, Deutsche Telekom’s research and development unit, and T-Mobile US have teamed-up to launch a competition to use 5G technology to transform retail. T-Challenge is a worldwide competition for [...]

Huawei alliance tackles smart retail in Singapore

Chinese technology giant Huawei has partnered with USEA Global, Advocado, 4Paradigm and YonYou under the Smart Retail 360 initiative to drive digital transformation efforts of brick-and-mortar retail stores in [...]

Sierra Wireless offers retailers managed 5G services

Canadian IoT provider Sierra Wireless is targeting retail, food and beverage, digital signage, kiosk, and PoS applications for its 5G managed network service in the USA. It is offering [...]

ScanWatch raises €0.5m to transform checkout

Lithuanian AI start-up ScanWatch has closed a €0.5m seed round to transform store checkouts. ScanWatch reduces the time spent at self-service checkout counters. The product automatically identifies scanned fruit, [...]

Bambuser brings live video shopping into malls

Swedish company Bambuser is launching Phygital, a tailored concept of live video shopping addressing demands from physical retail spaces such as shopping malls, stores and hotels. As the world [...]

Postron makes it easier to pay for dinner

California-based smart PoS provider Postron is making paying for dinner more satisfying with a seamless PoS offering. The set of smart PoS systems is said to improve the dine-in [...]

AG Neovo touch screen acts as digital signage

To help retailers and restauranteurs get their message across, Taiwanese firm AG Neovo has launched a through-glass touch screen that supports gesture and multi-touch recognition. The TX-4302 has an [...]

Visa and Apple Pay leave iPhone users vulnerable

Vulnerabilities in Apple Pay and Visa could enable hackers to bypass an iPhone’s Apple Pay lock screen and perform contactless payments, according to research by the UK universities of [...]

Veea and iFree launch smart shopping trolley

Hong Kong-based iFree Group and its partner Veea from New York launched the Trollee smart shopping cart at Qualcomm’s Smart Cities Accelerate event in San Diego last month. Trollee [...]

Morton Williams tests smart carts in New York

Israeli firm Cust2Mate has announced a pilot programme for its smart shopping trolleys with Morton Williams Supermarkets, a grocery chain operating 16 stores in New York. The 60-day pilot [...]

Ocado invests £10m in autonomous delivery firm Wayve

UK online retailer Ocado is investing £10m in mobility start-up Wayve to accelerate the development of autonomous grocery deliveries for complex urban environments. Wayve’s deep learning and camera-first technology [...]