Customers in Amazon's "regular" Fresh supermarkets will soon be able to walk out without having to go through checkout. The e-commerce giant plans to roll out its Amazon Go technology at other locations as well.
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If companies have learned anything from the pandemic, it is the importance of being agile and resilient. The Covid crisis has changed consumer behaviour globally and permanently, according to Accenture.
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Groupe Casino has joined a consortium working on the creation of a cryptocurrency. The new currency could be used as a means of payment in the French retailer's branches within one to two years.
Amazon has just opened its first international store with "Just Walk Out" technology in Ealing, London. In contrast to what was expected, the store is not a Go convenience store, but a Fresh supermarket.
Veepee, formerly Vente-Exclusive, has noticed emerging trends in the e-commerce landscape. Therefore, the flash sales provider is investing in artificial intelligence, recycling and a new return-service.
Amazon is launching 'Build It', the latest project for its Day 1 Editions programme. Only when there is sufficient interest in a device or design will it be produced.
Coca-Cola will trial a paper bottle for the first time this spring. The bottle got developed previously in collaboration with The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco).
Start-up Finesse raised 4.5 million dollars for artificially designed clothing: algorithms create fashion by listening to young people on social media. Clothing trends are easier to predict than the stock market, it would seem.
H&Mbeyond, the Swedish fashion giant's innovation lab, and NeXR Technologies are working together to develop a virtual fitting room that will allow customers to try on perfectly fitted outfits quickly and easily.
Sustainable fashion does not just mean recycling fabric. It also means virtual wardrobes, improved algorithms and product identification. Vanessa Rothschild, head of sustainability, explains H&M Group's approach.
Unilever is investing millions in seaweed: the FMCG producer is developing cleaning agents with algae and wants to use them to create self-cleaning surfaces. The creator of products such as Cif and Dove believes it to be a promising market.
The current pandemic offers new opportunities for innovation: e-commerce is becoming more personal and social, while the shopping experience is becoming digital and contactless. Innovation can move fast, as the past year has proven.
As early as next year, Walmart will be using self-driving lorries for deliveries in two American states. The American hypermarket group strongly believes in the future of autonomous vehicles.
H&M Group is launching a new retail brand: Singular Society. The Swedish label has a particular business model: customers pay a membership fee, which entitles them to a number of purchases per month. The Netflix of clothing.
WhatsApp is adding a virtual shopping basket to the app. This feature allows users to buy multiple items at once from merchants who offer products through the app.
Monki revealed a capsule collection made using Green Machine technology. The machine can fully separate cotton from polyester blends and recycle them on a large scale.