Smart Retail News

Vodafone brings AR to Spanish supermarket

Vodafone has provided 5G coverage to MAS Supermarkets in Seville, Spain, to offer its customers an improved shopping experience through a mobile application with augmented reality (AR) and 4K [...]

Microsoft helps Detego with RFID SaaS for retail

Microsoft is helping UK RFID SaaS provider Detego further develop its cloud-hosted RFID platform for the retail industry. The end-to-end platform is used by several global retailers in more [...]

Caper enables AI checkout for small stores

New York-based Caper has launched a plug-and-play AI-powered countertop purpose-built for mini markets and small retail stores. The company is known for creating the Caper Cart, an AI-powered shopping [...]

Smart lockers help shoppers back to stores

Retailers in the USA are deploying smart lockers to help shoppers overcome their fear of Covid-19 and return to bricks-and-mortar stores, according to California-based smart locker firm Luxer One. [...]

AI retail start-up Tiliter raises $7.5m

Australian AI-based retail technology start-up Tiliter has completed a $7.5m capital raise. Tiliter is an artificial intelligence (AI) provider whose technology uses computer vision to recognise products without barcodes. [...]

Monoprix trials automated store in Paris

French retail chain Monoprix is testing an automated store based on artificial intelligence at its headquarters in in Clichy, Paris. Part of Group Casino, Monoprix is offering the digital [...]

Start-ups deploy smart vending machines in office food-courts

Indian start-ups Gokhana and Vendekin Technologies are collaborating to bring smart vending machines for snacks, meals and coffee to office food-courts. Gokhana is solving the problem faced by working [...]

Bambuser brings live video shopping to physical stores

Interactive live video streaming provider Bambuser and AMF Fastigheter, one of Sweden’s largest real estate companies, have combined forces to bring live video shopping into physical stores to link [...]

Taoglas and Raydiant take digital signage on the road

Retailers can bring digital signage to farmers markets and other remote locations using technology developed by Irish IoT antenna company Taoglas and Californian digital signage firm Raydiant. Combining Taoglas’ [...]

Digitalisation driving retail, says Alibaba chief

Digitalisation is the biggest opportunity of our time, said Daniel Zhang, chairman and CEO of Alibaba, at the Chinese retail giant’s annual investor day event. Covid-19 and geopolitics have [...]

Starship helps Save Mart start robot grocery delivery

Grocery retail chain Save Mart has started a robot grocery delivery service to customers from its flagship store in Modesto, California, in partnership with local company Starship Technologies. Save [...]

Körber rolls out autonomous robots for Australian retailer

German firm Körber is to roll out the largest deployment of its kind for autonomous mobile robots in Australia and New Zealand for online retailer Catch Group. Catch Group, [...]