Smart Retail News

LiveArea debuts self-checkout technology at CES

Texas-based LiveArea is debuting self-checkout technology at this week’s virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The PFSweb subsidiary will show LiveArea Scan & Go proprietary retail technology that allows in-store [...]

Intel powers Singapore coffee shop’s robot barista

A coffee shop in Singapore has used Intel technology to build a robot barista. At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets the [...]

Aptos acquires LS Retail to increase support for retailers

Retail software firm Aptos is to acquire LS Retail, an Icelandic developer and provider of all-in-one software for retail, hospitality, food service, pharmacy and forecourt businesses. The combination of [...]

TechNovus AI app matches clothes with body size

TechNovus, a UK-based virtual reality company, has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that lets shoppers match their body measurements with desired clothing items as they browse fashion web [...]

Zôdio deploys Openbravo PoS technology across stores

Cooking and decorating brand Zôdio has rolled out PoS technology from Spanish firm Openbravo to all its stores in France so it can offer omnichannel capabilities and more efficient [...]

Impulsify adds Shift4 contactless technology to self-pay retail

Colorado-based Impulsify is offering its self-pay retail technology integrated with Shift4 Payments’ contactless payments offering. Pennsylvania-based Shift4 specialises in payment processing and technology that serves many industries, including hospitality [...]

Trigo raises $60m for smart checkout technology

Israeli smart checkout start-up Trigo has completed a $60m series B funding round led by 83North, bringing the company’s total funding to $94m. Trigo uses AI-powered computer vision technologies [...]

Nala plans robotic restaurant in Illinois

Nala Robotics is opening what it claims is the world’s first AI-based robotic restaurant, in Naperville, Illinois. The company says its smart kitchens are poised to transform the food [...]

Microsoft five-point plan to transform retail

To mark the country’s Harbolnas, or National Online Shopping Day, Microsoft in Indonesia has laid out a five-point action plan to help brick-and-mortar retailers fight back. Harbolnas earlier this [...]

Fujitsu brings Zippin checkout-free technology to Japan

Fujitsu is bringing California-based Zippin’s checkout-free technology to Japan. Fujitsu has become Zippin’s first exclusive distributor in any market and will start offering Zippin’s checkout-free technology by March 2021, [...]

Klarna partners Verifone to improve shopping experience

Californian electronic payment company Verifone is making Swedish shopping service Klarna available as a buy now, pay later offering to millions of Verifone devices in the USA and Europe. [...]

Bringg enhances omnichannel experience for Metro

Canadian food and pharmacy chain Metro is using technology from Israeli firm Bringg to enhance the omnichannel customer experience as the growth of digital channels in food retail increases. [...]