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Dual Speed Store Designs To Satisfy The Self-Service Generation

One space, two speed settings, delivering a multi-appeal operation for the self-service generation . That’s the philosophy according to which British retail design agency Dalziel & Pow (D&P) has created a new concept flagship in Wroclaw, Poland for Polish multi-brand footwear retailer Eobuwie. …

eCommerce

Alibaba's Futuristic Supermarket in China Is Light-Years Ahead of the U.S. -- and Shows Where Amazon Will Likely Take Whole Foods

With facial recognition payments and 30 minute online deliveries, this supermarket chain is all about being 'insanely convenient' for the customer.<p>12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>With a valuation over $500 billion, Chinese tech giant Alibaba is second only to Amazon in …

eCommerce

Morrisons is asking customers to make a major change to how they shop

Another day, another change from a supermarket.<p>Yesterday, we were reporting how Tesco was starting to put CCTV cameras at its checkouts , and now …

Birmingham, UK

Chipotle Is Using Technology to Speed Up Burrito Production

Even burritos are going high tech.<p>Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is spending almost $10,000 a restaurant to add flat-screen panels that will allow …

Taco Bell

Montrealers find convenience and inspiration in ready-to-make meal kits

Just a few months ago, Aaron Stamboulieh would finish many long days at work in much the same way.<p>Getting back to his neat apartment in downtown …

Cooking

Shake Shack’s Grand Cashless Experiment Has Failed

Fast-casual burger chain Shake Shack is axing its plans to go cashless after receiving complaints from customers wishing to pay with legal tender. The company will begin adding cashiers at its cashless kiosk restaurants, according to Market Insider, ending a short-lived experiment of only accepting …

Shake Shack

‘What employees? We don’t have them anymore’: Fast food places can’t find workers to flip burgers

A quarter-century ago, there were 56 teenagers in the labour force for every “limited service” restaurant — that is, the kind where you order at the …

Fast Food

Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant

Four MIT students who once built a soccer ball-kicking robot got together with a Michelin-starred chef to build a restaurant that's not quite what you're used to. How? Well, it's staffed by robots, obviously. Spyce, a fast casual restaurant that has just opened its doors in Boston, has a …

Food

How may I help you?

By Lucy Hooker and Susie Bearne<br>BBC News<p>Imagine you’re in a crowd pouring out of a late night concert. Tired and hungry, you remember the cupboards at home are bare. Do not despair.<p>In the brave new world of retail this won’t necessitate a trek out to the nearest late night supermarket. Instead the …

eCommerce

Your McDonald's Experience Is About to Change

The company is updating 1,000 U.S. stores each quarter.<p>The next time you walk into a <b>McDonald's</b> (NYSE:MCD), you may be placing your order through a …

McDonald's

‘Blanket the country’: Loblaw plans nationwide home delivery rollout to counter Amazon

TORONTO — Grocery giant Loblaw Companies Ltd. is adding more markets to its e-commerce home delivery and store pick-up service — including Shoppers …

eCommerce

Don't Freak Out, but Amazon Can Now Deliver Packages in the Trunk of Your Car

Amazon continues to expand its delivery options, with its latest service at first seeming like an ever-so-slight invasion of privacy. As a follow-up to the company's launch of in-home delivery, customers will soon also be able to receive packages inside the trunks of their cars through the recently …

eCommerce

Electric Vehicles Are Coming for Your Snacks

If drivers no longer need to stop for gas, impulse purchases like energy drinks could decline.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Target reveals locations of three new small-format stores in New York

Target has chosen three New York neighborhoods in its plan to attract younger shoppers and expand in key urban areas.<p>It expects to operate 130 …

Staten Island

Self-service till cheats will be targeted in supermarket crackdown on shoppers

A supermarket is increasing measures in hundreds of stores to crack down on customers cheating at the self-service tills.<p>Sainsbury's stores have …

All eyes on Big C pickups

Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong says authorities have been monitoring Big C's mobile grocery stores and the government looks set to exercise …

eCommerce

Amazon Go: retail’s future and new personalization challenges

When Amazon opened its first cashier-free Amazon Go store last month, it changed the game for retailers. Through its non-traditional history—first …

Amazon Go Is Not Something to Fear, American Worker

OK, cashier-free shopping isn't good for cashiers. But it's the kind of innovation that creates more jobs than it eliminates.<p>Amazon Go, the global retailer’s experimental cashier-free convenience store, opened last week to enormous fanfare. At its heart was a promise to eliminate everyone’s …

Waitrose scraps 'confusing' loyalty perk - and customers are actually relieved

High end supermarket Waitrose has decided to axe its 'Pick your Own Offers' scheme after being branded 'confusing' by shoppers.<p>The incentive - which …

eCommerce

Why Amazon Go should be a no-go: We will drown in a sea of plastic

<b>Even the fruits and vegetables are wrapped in plastic so that the sensors can read them, inculcating a culture of convenience and waste.</b><p>The whole …

Pollution

The 6 Most Surprising Things About the New Amazon Go (No Cash Registers) Convenience Store | Inc.com

The first-of-its-kind Amazon Go store opened in Seattle this week after just over a year overcoming glitches in beta mode, when it was only open to Amazon employees. Touted or lamented by many as "the store of the future," Amazon Go has no cashiers or cash registers. You scan a smartphone app to …

Amazon Go

Here's the Real Winner From Amazon and Wal-Mart's Self-Checkout Stores

It's not the grocery stores, but what you encounter just before you leave.<p>Although <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) and <b>Wal-Mart Stores</b> (NYSE:WMT) are racing …

eCommerce

Zara unveils new click-and-collect store

Zara has unveiled a new click-and-collect pop-up store at Westfield Stratford in east London.<p>The temporary concept store, which will remain open …

eCommerce

Bitcoin becomes legal tenders with KFC Canada’s new Bitcoin Bucket | Trusted Reviews

<b>While the value of Bitcoin has surged in recent months, we’re still a ways away from being able to pay for everyday goods using the …

These Adidas Sneakers Are A Functioning Free Pass On Berlin’s Subway

Normally you need a ticket to ride the Berlin subway. But the city’s transit authority BVG is releasing a pair of sneakers that will double as a subway pass, letting you catch the metro for free for most of 2018.<p>The shoes, which were created in collaboration with Adidas, are a flashy set of kicks …

Jack in the Box CEO Considers Replacing Human Cashiers With Kiosks

Jack in the Box is considering replacing cashiers with automated kiosks.<p>“As we see the rising costs of labor, it just makes sense,” CEO Leonard Comma …

Walmart expands Scan & Go program – and it could help the chain compete with other retailers

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Walmart is expanding its "Scan & Go" service, which allows customers to bypass checkout lanes in-store, to 100 new stores, Business …

AUTOMOTIVE: Another insight on PSFK for Members

AUTOMOTIVE: Another insight on PSFK for Members

Kansas City

Bravo TV Network Uses Robots To Deliver Top Chef Meals

Bravo partnered with Postmates to have robots deliver meals from the popular cooking show's alumni

Bravo TV

Can blockchain replace supermarkets? INS says yes, raises $43 million to prove it

Imagine a world where consumers buy their groceries directly from manufacturers, cutting grocery stores and supermarkets completely out of the equation. That’s a future that blockchain startup INS wants to enable. And the company has just raised roughly $43 million (60,000 Ether) in a public token …

Blockchain