Convenience store chain Carrefour Express has opened a pilot store in Brussels according to a new concept, which features fresh produce and organic food and tests the water for more 'blurring'.
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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.
According to some American analysts, the first Amazon Go outlets are scoring remarkably high in terms of turnover per surface and stock rotation. Could this be a real money machine for Amazon?
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.