Retailer Valora opened a registerless convenience store in Zurich last Friday. Store access and payment are both handled by an app.
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In Paris, Carrefour is testing a new store concept that combines fresh produce and convenience products with digital services and catering. Food is mainly moving towards its web shop.
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Franprix’ first Belgian store opened its doors on Wednesday 28 February. The retailer chose a location on the busy Elsensesteenweg and claims it has exclusive services and products.
A convenience store that drives around the neighbourhood by itself with a supply of fresh food: according to American startup Robomart, that is the convenience store’s future. It recently revealed a prototype in Las Vegas.
French retail group Auchan has launched a new type of urban convenience stores, called MyAuchan. The ambition is to merge physical and digital retail into “phygital”, adding hospitality features.
Carrefour France is trialing a new convenience store formula for immediate consumption, called Bon’App. The name is derived from its own snack private label and the formula only sells items meant for on-the-road or immediate consumption.