Colruyt Group deploys Solution at Spar Supermarkets and OKay Convenience Stores
Colruyt Group deploys Solution at Spar Supermarkets and OKay Convenience Stores
Some retailers worry that adopting a self-checkout solution will deprive them of a key point of contact with their customers.
OKay convenience stores in Belgium allow customers to scan items and pay right from their smarthphones.
Many equate mobile self-checkout apps with big retailers like Amazon or Sam’s Club given the size of the technology investment required. But that’s not entirely the case, as the following Stores article reports on FutureProof Retail as an emerging player in this growing market.
Retailers have long looked for ways to improve the checkout process, but their disdain for long lines pales in comparison with how customers feel about standing around waiting to pay for their products. FutureProof Retail was launched to do something about it.
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From store-grown produce to a renewed emphasis on service counters, retailers are focusing on innovation as well as time-honored strategies to keep their stores relevant
Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).
Following the launch at its Spar supermarkets, Colruyt Group will make the FutureProof Retail (FPR) line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution also available at OKay stores starting in OKay De Pinte (Aug. 22), OKay Compact at Grootsermentstraat (Aug. 28), OKay Pepingen (Aug. 29) and OKay Ohey (Sept. 5).
(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)
Fairway Market in New York City is testing a new technology in its stores that allows customers to skip the checkout lines by using an app on their smartphone, Winsight Grocery Business reports.
New York’s Fairway Market has been quietly testing a new technology in stores that allows customers to shop using their mobile phones and skip checkout lines entirely.
Retailers including Macy’s, Kroger’s, Walmart, Target, B.J’s Wholesale, Meijer, and Shoprite are racing to allow their customers to use mobile phones in stores to: shop, research products, check stock, and pay. Why the recent rush to install mobile shopping applications?
Belgian-based Colruyt Group has introduced a new self-scan app that enables customers to scan and pay for their purchases with their smartphones in selected Spar outlets.
FutureProof Retail was selected by Xplorex IT magazine as one of the 10 best retail solution providers of 2018.
OC hosted FutureProof Retail's Co-Founder and CEO, William Hogben, and Co-Founder
and President, Di Di Chan for a 25-minute video interview
Mobile Scan-and-Pay technology offers many benefits to grocers beyond reduced labor costs.
Amazon Go once again captured headlines a couple of weeks ago on a rumor that the e-commerce king is preparing to build more Go stores in Seattle and one in Los Angeles.
In turn, traditional retailers are thinking about how to combat one of Amazon Go's most attractive features: convenience.
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Colruyt Group is testing FutureProof Retail's market leading self-scanning mobile checkout solution in its Spar stores.
Retail Partners Colruyt Group – Colruyt Group’s entrepreneurial division – is creating an app for Spar which allows customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for their own groceries.
In some Spar supermarkets customers will soon be able to shop without waiting in line.
Amazon's partly automated retail store, Amazon Go, debuted with a location in Seattle in January, but a new report suggests that expansion plans are already underway. "Multiple people familiar with the company’s plans" told Recode that Amazon could open as many as six new stores by the end of 2018.
Retail Partners Colruyt Group has engaged in a pilot project to deploy FPR’s line-free mobile self-scanning checkout solution in test stores of its Spar Colruyt Group unit in Belgium in early 2018.
Amazon and Walmart are making headlines by introducing line-free grocery shopping this year. However, industry giants are not the only ones shaping the future of grocery retail.
Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next-generation mobile app.
After a yearlong delay, Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store opened in Seattle
Fairway Market has selected FutureProof Retail to power its next-generation mobile app.
Fairway Market has chosen FutureProof Retail, a New York-based provider of line-free checkout, to power the upscale grocer’s next-generation mobile app. The app’s technology will enable shopppers to scan and pay for items on their phones, thereby avoiding the checkout line.
Today, Fairway Market, New York’s iconic grocery store, announced that it has selected FutureProof Retail, provider of line free checkout, to power Fairway’s next generation mobile app.
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Amazon's effort to transform brick-and-mortar shopping is close to its grand opening after almost a year of delays.
Staffless stores are an emerging phenomenon in China, as e-Commerce companies big and small are investing lots of financial, technology, and product development resources in the area.
Walmart starts rolling out it's Scan & Go application at 20 Canadian locations.
It will only get worse from here, analysts say. Under Amazon, Whole Foods has cut prices of marquee products, a harbinger of the price wars to come. Among the most vulnerable are small regional chains that were facing fierce competition even before Amazon showed up.
FutureProof Retail (FPR) and Speedy Checkout Line AS in Norway have entered into a partnership to bring FPR’s line free mobile checkout and service counter solutions to customers in Scandinavia.
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A new research report, Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues with Mobile Self-Checkout, describes different shopping approaches and integrated technology systems that are currently in use or in testing. These systems include Amazon Go, Scan & Go from Walmart and Sam's Club, Mobile Checkout from FutureProof Retail, and others.
How to beat them at their own game.
In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery.
Having already conquered the world of online shopping, Amazon is now gearing up to go IRL where it counts: groceries.
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FutureProof Retail will be demonstrating their mobile self-scanning solution to retailers and partners at EuroShop, March 5-9th, with their global scales partner Bizerba at Hall 6 / E58.
Walmart's supercentre in Ancaster, ON will feature a host of new technological innovations, including Walmart's self-scanning solution Scan & Go.
A new Walmart store in Tomball will include Walmart Scan & Go, Walmart's self-scanning mobile checkout application.
Read about FutureProof Retail's Mobile Checkout app on page 73 of this months edition of Shopper Marketing by the Path to Purchase institute.
As Walmart takes a major step forward with its Scan & Go platforms and the Amazon Go store makes headlines, a significant upset might be coming to grocery retail now that these major players have the keys to push the grab-and-go strategy forward.
PYMNTS.com profiles FPR and the emerging checkout transition.
Customers at Walmart's new 190,000 square-foot Lake Nona Supercenter will be able to avoid long lines with the company's Scan & Go application.
After years of iOS exclusivity, Walmart rolled out an Android version of it's Scan & Go application. Walmart's Scan & Go enables customers to skip lines by scanning items and checking out on their smartphones. Scan & Go is currently availible at Walmart #520 in Roger, Arkansas.
Coop recently launched it's first six stores with a new self checkout concept across Denmark in both small and large cities. The concept enables customers to scan products and checkout with their phone, skipping the line.
The online behemoth's register-free store disrupts the landscape, but does more convenience take away from what food shopping has always been?
With Amazon Go making the dream of seamless AI-powered shopping a reality, how can reatailers and retail technology firms work together to keep pace with this disruption?
A new market report published by Credence Research projects an upsurge in mobile point of sale terminal sales through 2022.
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The singular format, traditional brack-and-mortar supermarket may soon be a relic of the past as retailers must adapt to changing consumer demands or risk becoming obsolete.
Italy’s largest supermarket chain, Coop Italia, has opened what it is calling the “Supermarket of the Future” near Milan. The concept features extensive use of technology to improve the shopping experience.
When we all got a peek at Amazon Go last week, the buzz was all about innovating the checkout experience. That, Karen Webster writes this week, is like saying that the iPhone was all about innovating the telephone call. Amazon Go, Webster posits, is Amazon’s sneak peek into how it plans to reinvent grocery by reinventing how consumers shop for food — and where they do it. And, she says, a sneak peek into what’s to come for all of retail, if Amazon’s foray into grocery succeeds.
Rebecca Minkoff's move to adopt mobile self-checkout was designed to increase convenience, attract millenial shoppers, and put customers back in charge of their own time.
For years, the theoretically appealing but too-often irritating self-checkout experience hasn't changed much. But now that many consumers shop with smartphones, retailers like Sam's Club and Amazon are trying to speed the process with technology that can cut down the time spent waiting in line.
Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.
Sure, the app — and grocery apps in particular — have been around pretty much since smartphones first came on the market. However, new innovations promise to upend how consumers shop and how retailers interact with their customers.
The online shopping giant Amazon unveiled Amazon Go today, it's spin on brick and mortar retail. Using advanced technology the store will allow users to enter, sign in with the Amazon go app, fill up their baskets, and walk out without stopping to checkout.
Amazon’s YouTube video introducing its Amazon Go convenience store shows that the company has broken conventional supermarket wisdom and that its foray into food is one traditional retailers should fear.
Retailer's app offers scan-and-checkout feature for new store
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When customers use Counter Service they don't have to wait to place their order or wait while it's prepared, freeing them to keep shopping.
Whether consumers are ordering their groceries online, picking them up at curbside, or shopping in store, it's clear that technology is fundamentally redifining the shopping experience.
FutureProof Retail will be exhibiting with service and support partner SimpleWare Inc at the Unified Grocers 2016 Expo in Long Beach California, August 17th and 18th. We will be providing a sneak preview of our upcoming counter service capability.
Amazon wants to open 20 brick-and-mortar grocery stores over the next two years, and the online retailer believes the US market has room for up to 2,000 of its Amazon Fresh-branded grocery stores over the next decade.
The counter service product simplifies the process of ordering prepared foods at businesses ranging from cafes and food trucks to grocery stores and supermarkets.
Sam's Club, a subsidiary of Walmart, recently launched its Scan-and-Go application in all 645 U.S. stores. Scan-and-Go enables customers to shop and checkout from their mobile devices without waiting on lines.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the roll-out of a self-install kit for their revolutionary application, Mobile Checkout.
New self install kit contains everything needed to provide mobile checkout, payment, customer service and loss prevention.
Canadian Grocer talks with FutureProof President Di Di Chan about the future of Grocery apps.
FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the launch of their Mobile Checkout application into the Canadian retail sector.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a leading mobile software provider launched in early 2016, announced today a Partner Incentive Program for their revolutionary Mobile Checkout application.
Mobile order-ahead through applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and will be a $38 bilion dollar industry by 2020.
FutureProof CEO Will Hogben has been appointed to RetailWire’s Brain Trust Panel.
At Robert Ilijason's convenience store in Viken, Sweden, you won't find a single cashier. The store is entirely unmanned, with patrons using their smartphones or tablets to enter and purchase goods.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today the launch of their white-labeled version of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish self-checkout app.
The cell phone has also started to become a part of the physical store experience. Now it starts to emerge solutions that enables customers to manage the purchasing process altogether by mobile phone. Mobile Checkout from New York-based company Future Proof is an example.
While AmazonFresh, FreshDirect and Peapod have offered consumers varying degrees of online and mobile grocery ordering for several years, the in-store experience could use some help.
FutureProof Retail (FPR), a software development provider, announced today their launch of Mobile Checkout – the retail industry’s first start-to-finish, secure self-checkout app.
Technology is paving the way for retailers to automate much of the routine work that is carried out in retail outlets. At the same time technology is raising shopper's expectations of convenience and personalization.
Japanese businesses continue to agressively roll out self checkout solutions, a solution to the countries aging population and shortage of workers willing to take jobs as cashiers.
Research indicates that many consumers globally are interested in both redeeming offers and paying with their mobile devices in stores and resturaunts. Technology must adapt to offer consumers personalized deals and keep them engaged.
Emerging retail technologies will allow brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with the personalization and convenience provided by online shopping for the first time.
Every year Supermarkets cope with increasing overhead, labor costs, and decreasing margins. One company hopes to solve this problem with a combination of mobile self scanning, targeted offers, and store based predictive analytics.
TD Canada Trust announces a mobile payment solution in responce to research showing that the majority of Canadian's hate waiting in line to pay.
The coming transformation in retail payments will involve more technology and less human interaction.
The ubiquity of mobile devices have enabled many retailers to develop mobile shopping apps. The best of these apps include software-based barcode scanning, adding value for consumers and saving retailers money.
According to a recent estimate, Starbucks was able to generate $1 billion in revenue from transactions at smartphone based point of sale terminals during 2013. This success is attributed to the fanatical loyalty of Starbucks' customers, 10 million of which use their loyalty application totaling an average of 5 million weekly transactions in U.S. stores alone.
Self checkout systems are a vital component of the multichannel grocery store of the future. Providing unique solutions for specific customer needs, and working synergistically with existing points of sale.
For all the rumors of self checkouts demise, the number of self checkout locations in North America is on the rise. Consumers are asking for more self checkout, and stores are benefiting. Stores are even beginning to experiment with mobile smartphone based self checkout.
Self Checkout is gaining popularity in the U.K. after a similar trend in the U.S. The new technology benefits consumers, retailers, and even improves shrinkage.