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7-Eleven Pilots No-Checkout Test Store

Convenience chain aims to address consumer expectations of faster service, improved experience.

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The State of the Robot in Retail Business

The author assesses current progress, and long-term vision, for various players in the in-store robotics field.

In a world of online hacking, stolen identities, deep fakes and fake news, efficient tools for age verification, including biometrics, are now within reach.

In her annual state of the industry keynote, the trade association’s chief framed four key areas of the new food marketplace through the lenses “of what we need to learn, what we must unlearn and what we need to relearn.”

Exhibitors on the show floor talked productivity enhancements that await only pricing strength.

The retailer reveals Frederick, Md., as the site of a forthcoming robotic pick center, potentially ratcheting competition with conventional rivals such as Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize.

In an address at NRF 2020, CEO Keith Knopf describes how AI pricing is helping to grow unit share and support a changing brand amid lower priced competition.

Transformative technologies and intensifying consumer trends toward health and convenience will cast a radical new footprint for the supermarket.

Offering personalization will be key as demographic, cultural and behavioral shifts loom large.

Food for thought at the start of a new decade.

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