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Smart Retail News and Fung install AI powered checkout in Hong Kong store

Fung Retailing Group with a network of more than 3300 stores partnered Chinese retailing giant to open Hong Kong’s first AI-powered checkout in a retail store.
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NEC and Macromill provide insights based on in-store behaviour

NEC and Macromill are developing a service to provide insights based on in-store purchase behaviour. The two companies are working on business development with real store trials, aiming to launch the service before the end of fiscal year 2019.
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Škoda partners retailers for in-car delivery trial

Car maker Škoda has partnered with two of the biggest online retailers in the Czech Republic – and – to trial a delivery scheme in which the car’s location and number plate form the delivery address.
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Barclaycard and Alipay make UK shopping easier for Chinese tourists

Credit card giant Barclaycard and Alipay have joined hands to let more UK retailers accept payments made with the smart digital wallet operated by Ant Financial. The tie-up should give Chinese tourists added convenience while shopping in the UK.
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Poynt and SpotOn partner on payment and marketing tool

Payments and software firm SpotOn Transact is working with fellow Californian company Poynt, maker of a smart point-of-sale terminal, to deliver an all-in-one payment and marketing tool for small and medium-sized businesses.
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AFS deploys CB4 AI to track problems

US retailers cooperative Associated Food Stores is using artificial intelligence technology from New York-based CB4 to improve the in-store customer experience.
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Robot makes bubble tea at Happy Lemon smart store

Taiwanese bubble-tea chain Happy Lemon has teamed up with Koubei, Alibaba Group’s local-services app, to upgrade its in-store technology, including a drink-making robot at its pilot smart store in Shanghai.
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