These are the RTIH articles that caught your fancy final week, together with Żabka Group, AiFi, DPD, Cartken, The Very Group, Getir UK, Deliveroo, Netto, and Imagr.
Żabka Group hits AiFi powered autonomous Nano shops milestone
Polish comfort large Żabka Group has opened its fiftieth Żabka Nano checkout-free retailer.
These leverage AI powered pc imaginative and prescient know-how created by way of cooperation with AiFi.
In a LinkedIn submit, Patryk Powierża, Żabka Nano Development, mentioned: “BOOM! Retailer quantity 50 has been opened.”
“After a couple of yr from opening the primary autonomous outlet, we have now reached the milestone of fifty shops.”
“That quantity strengthens our place as the largest chain of autonomous shops in Europe. Simply you possibly can estimate one week – now new retailer. It’s HUGE!”
DPD and Cartken make autonomous supply robots transfer in Milton Keynes
DPD is to begin autonomous robotic deliveries in two Milton Keynes neighbourhoods, as a part of a trial with Cartken.
The DPD branded robots, which can function out of the agency’s Knowlhill depot, will navigate town’s traffic-free Redway community to entry the residential neighbourhoods of Shenley Church Finish and Shenley Lodge.
Powered by AI know-how, the robots are at the moment ‘studying’ the routes and can then be capable of discover their method to supply addresses, absolutely autonomously.
Cartken’s tech is at the moment being utilized by Mitsubishi Electrical in Japan, and Grubhub in the USA.
The Very Group appoints former Walmart Japan exec Lionel Desclée as Group CEO
The Very Group, operator of digital retailers Very and Littlewoods, has appointed retail veteran Lionel Desclée as Group CEO.
He’ll come onboard on nineteenth September. Present Group CEO Henry Birch will step down on twenty fourth September after 4 and a half years within the function.
Desclée joins from McKinsey & Firm, the place he’s a senior advisor.
He beforehand spent three years as President and CEO of Walmart in Japan, the place he led a 35,000 sturdy staff at Seiyu, the Japanese grocery store enterprise.
Getir UK presents free Lurpak butter as consumers fume over hovering costs
Fast grocery supply agency Getir is giving freely free Lurpak butter within the UK.
The product has gone viral as Brits take to social media to disclose how a lot its worth has risen in numerous supermarkets.
The obsession reached a peak this week, making mainstream media headlines aplenty, with a 1kg tub of Lurpak noticed for £9.35 by one particular person.
Getir consumers can go on its app and get a free tub of the butter delivered straight to their door once they spend a minimal of £20.
The supply is offered whereas shares final, so it’s best to in all probability get your skates on.
Right here’s what occurred within the retail know-how house throughout June
RTIH takes a glance again at an eventful month for the retail programs sector, together with Shoptalk Europe 2022, Amazon, Primark, Walmart, Gopuff, Deliveroo, Ikea, Pinterest, and Apple.
Forrester report – present immersive buying experiences aren’t the metaverse
A brand new Forrester report breaks down how shoppers’ buying expertise will doubtless evolve within the metaverse over the following decade.
Procuring experiences aren’t occurring within the metaverse but, regardless of the thrill about retailers promoting digital clothes on Roblox or providing non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
These strikes supply immersive 3D experiences, however they don’t permit shoppers to journey or transfer amongst completely different environments.
Netto Imagr sensible buying cart trial hits 5 shops in Denmark
Netto is testing out a buying cart from Imagr that scans gadgets and handles fee, enabling consumers to skip checkout queues.
That is now dwell at Kirkegårdsvej in Copenhagen, Kongelundsvej in Copenhagen, Runevej in Aarhus, Bybuen in Skovlunde and Virum.
The patron’s smartphone is linked to the buying cart by way of the Netto+ app. When the cart is full of items, these are routinely registered with the person receiving a digital receipt.
The trial is about to run till July.
Deliveroo groups with Criteo for brand spanking new promoting platform
Deliveroo has introduced the launch of a brand new promoting platform, Deliveroo Media and E-commerce.
The speedy supply agency is engaged on this providing with Criteo who’re supplying the promoting know-how and media gross sales companies.
Manufacturers will be capable of promote to Deliveroo prospects with related presents throughout its app, on the corporate’s web site and as a part of social media, e mail and push notification campaigns.
For the primary time, promoting is deliberate for Deliveroo’s order tracker web page, with new codecs to launch over the approaching months, alongside sponsored search listings.
The enterprise’s community of supply solely ‘Editions’ kitchens and speedy grocery supply ‘HOP’ shops are additionally a part of the brand new promoting proposition.
Evri and Zedify announce Bristol based mostly sustainable final mile supply trial
Evri is trialling a supply resolution with Zedify, utilizing pedal powered electrical autos corresponding to cargo bikes, as a part of the corporate’s sustainable final mile technique.
That is going down in Bristol.
Try essentially the most learn RTIH retail know-how articles of 2022 thus far
As we cross the midway level of 2022, right here’s a have a look at our hottest retail programs articles through the first six months of the yr, together with Thought, Clekt, AiFi, Currys, Bolt’s Ryan Breslow, Carrefour, Majid Al Futtaim, and the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards.