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Evrythng IoT powers Puma flagship New York store

Puma has opened its first North American flagship store in New York using smart retail technology from IoT SaaS company Evrythng and California-based materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison.
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McDonald’s acquires Apprente for voice-based order taking

Fast-food giant McDonald's is to acquire Apprente, a Californian early stage specialist in voice-based, conversational technology. McDonald’s has already tested the technology for taking orders and is expected to initially deploy it for drive-through services.
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Toshiba optimises operations for Smart & Final

Toshiba is optimising store operations for California-based Smart & Final, a warehouse-style food and supply retailer with more than 300 stores.
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WH Smith picks Wirecard for digital payments

German financial technology company Wirecard is collaborating with WH Smith, a UK-based retailer in news and books, to expand digital payment acceptance capabilities for ecommerce as well as at the PoS.
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Ossia, E-Peas and E-Ink develop wireless shelf labels

An international collaboration has developed wirelessly powered display technology for retail IoT applications such as electronic shelf labels and digital signage. The prototype is the fruit of Washington-based Ossia, Belgian firm E-Peas and Taiwanese company E Ink Holdings.
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Contobox links digital signs to Google Pay and Apple Wallet

Shoppers can save promos, coupons and passes promoted in digital display and video ads directly to Google Pay or Apple Wallet using an interactive ad platform from New York-based Contobox.
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Migros adopts blockchain to trace fresh food

Migros, Switzerland's largest supermarket chain, is introducing a blockchain-based food tracking system for its fresh fruit and vegetables using technology from Budapest-based TE-Food.
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Retailers turn to technology to compete, says VDC

Retailers are deploying more sophisticated technology such as shopper analytics, context- and location-aware promotions, and mapping services. Handheld self-scanning products, in particular, are transforming convenience and efficiency in retail environments, according to VDC Research.
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