Equipment, Design & Fixtures

Technology

‘Smart Cart’ Developer Brings Self-Checkout to the Countertop

As the convenience trend grows to include contactless checkout and payment, the Caper Cart developer introduces a countertop solution for small stores.

Stores

Walmart Debuts a Bold New Look

A radical new look meant to emphasize a connected omnichannel shopper and the Walmart app—and won't likely be confused for a discount warehouse—is coming to 200 Supercenters by the end of the fiscal year.

A GetGo convenience store near Pittsburgh represents what officials call the industry's first enterprise retrofit, enabling shoppers to skip checkout lines and the retailer to absorb inventory, labor and shrink benefits.

The autonomous store technology company, which last year introduced pint-sized, prefab units, eyes more than 300 deployments in new and existing stores over the next year.

As COVID restrictions ease, retailers need to look to store resets with reduced liability and increased safety in mind, the authors say.

In a global competition for robotic cleaners, the retailer picks a flexible solution for stores and a technical marvel to study further.

Although the pandemic has put the kibosh on experiential food retailing, WGB’s signature monthly Grocertopia feature serves as a visual reminder of excellence in merchandising, engagement and retail theater.

Experts from StoreMasters share observations and advice to help retailers navigate and plan for the next generation of complexities in a reordered grocery world.

Today’s grocery store is changing, and retailers need fewer machines, more compact equipment and stackable products to deal with the premium cost placed on space.

The author identifies three major trends that bold grocers can harness for success.

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