Posts by Will Hogben, CEO

FutureProof Retail and QVS Software Partner to Power Mobile Checkout

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a leading provider of mobile checkout solutions for retailers, today announced a partnership with QVS Software (QVS), a leading provider of retail technology solutions. The partnership will provide retailers using QVS’ Smart Shopping Services with pre-set option to add FPR’s self-scanning mobile checkout.

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Hy-Vee Expands Rollout of Self-Scanning Solution

Hy-Vee has expanded its Scan & Go program that runs on FutureProof Retail (FPR)’s Mobile Checkout Platform to even more locations. The Midwestern grocer’s Scan & Go offering rolled out at select Des Moines, Iowa, locations last year and has since been implemented at several dozen Hy-Vee locations, with more in the pipeline.

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Hy-Vee Expands Scan & Go Program

Hy-Vee is expanding its Mobile Checkout contactless checkout program, which debuted last year, to more of its stores, the grocery chain announced this week.

The self-scanning service, which runs on FutureProof Retail (FPR)'s Mobile Checkout Platform, launched at select Des Moines, Iowa, locations in 2021. Since then, it has been introduced in several dozen stores, with more on the way, the company said.

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Hy-Vee expanding Scan & Go to more stores

The grocer is bringing the mobile checkout technology powered by FutureProof Retail to an unspecified number of stores following a launch last year at select locations in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Hy-Vee Expands Its Rollout of FutureProof Retail's Self-Scanning Solution

Hy-Vee, a Midwestern retailer with more than 285 grocery store locations, is expanding its Scan & Go program that runs on FutureProof Retail (FPR)'s Mobile Checkout Platform to even more locations.

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Anyline Retail Survey: 77% of Shoppers More Willing To Visit Stores with A Scan-and-Go Option

Shoppers want a speedy and independent shopping experience
When asked what they prioritize when shopping in-store, 32% of respondents said that speed of shopping trip was their first priority. An independent and autonomous shopping experience was ranked second, with 27%. Only 16% of shoppers prioritize interacting with retail workers when going into a brick-and-mortar store, which indicates a growing consumer acceptance of in-store technologies such as scan-and-go.

Scan and go is here to stay
With the introduction of social distancing and the need to limit physical contact between people, 76% of scan-and-go users started utilizing the offering because of the pandemic. For many, this shift will be permanent, with 79% of respondents saying that they plan to continue using scan and go once the pandemic ends.

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Big Y Foods begins rollout of mobile checkout

Big Y Foods has launched mobile checkout in about a quarter of its stores with digital shopping specialist FutureProof Retail (FPR).

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Big Y Rolls Out Scan & Go in Partnership With FutureProof Retail

Big Y has partnered with FutureProof Retail (FPR) to roll out its new myExpress Checkout Scan & Go service. Big Y customers can now check out on their phone and skip the line at the cash register.

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Big Y Debuts Scan & Go Solution

Big Y has teamed with FutureProof Retail (FPR) to introduce the grocer’s new myExpress Checkout Scan & Go service.

Customers of the independent food retailer can now check out on their phones, bypassing the lines at the cash registers.

Shoppers scan their items with the myExpress Checkout app, bag their items and pay in the app to complete their purchases. They can also view specials and redeem myBigY loyalty program targeted offers and digital coupons while they shop.

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FutureProof, Australia’s Wolki Farm Open Store Run Via App

High tech’s future has arrived in Australia — with the opening of a Wolki Farm store that has no employees on the shop floor.

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FutureProof Retail Expands to Australia With First Unattended Scan & Go Store

Wolki Farm in Australia has opened its first unattended store with Scan & Go from FutureProof Retail (FPR).

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Maximizing efficiency and customer experiences with autonomous labor solutions

FutureProof Retail’s Mobile Checkout technology is designed to give shoppers a customer-service oriented experience in the grocery store. Not only does the checkout solution allow for more employees to be available to help shoppers on the floor, but the app customers use for checkout allows shoppers to immediately review their instore experience and send messages to the retailer, opening up a digital customer service platform.

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FutureProof Retail and Tiliter Provide New Self-Service Grocery Checkout Solution

Integrated with FutureProof Retail’s mobile scan and go solution Tiliter provides an integrated scale with product recognition that scans produce and other bulk items.

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How the coronavirus pandemic helped convince grocery chains to experiment with new tech

The rapid shift to online grocery ordering has been labeled as the next phase of grocery shopping, but legacy grocers and retail heavyweights are both investing in technology in their brick-and-mortar stores.

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New York’s Westside Market gets a scan-and-go upgrade

New York City-based Westside Market has introduced a scan-and-go program that includes a self-service scale that can quickly recognize weight-measured items like fresh produce and bulk foods.

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NYC’s Westside Market Deploys Scan-and-Go Checkout

Tiliter, which sells product recognition technology, and FutureProof Retail (FPR), a provider of line-free mobile checkout solutions, have partnered to deploy what they call the first self-service scale with product recognition integrated with scan and go in the United States.

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Tiliter Launches Contactless and Checkout-Free Shopping in the US With FutureProof Retail

Tiliter and FPR have partnered to deploy the first self-service scale with product recognition integrated into Scan and Go.

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Grocers are Ramping Up Mobile Checkout Platforms

Retailers are seeing mobile checkout adoption grow while promoting the technology as a safe, contactless and quick option for customers.

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FutureProof Retail and Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) Partner to Provide Mobile Self-Scanning and Checkout Solutions to Independent Supermarkets

FPR’s solution allows shoppers to use their smartphones to scan and bag items while they are shopping.

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Food wholesale co-op enables members to offer contactless shopping

Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG) is providing mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions to AWG member retailers.

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A New Look at the Checkout Experience: Retail Refined

In this episode we discuss how FutureProof is helping propel the industry forward when it comes to the acceleration of contactless and mobile payments in grocery, fashion and beyond.

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Independent Grocers Adopt Touch-Free Technology

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and FutureProof Retail (FPR) are providing FPR's mobile self-scanning checkout and counter service solutions as a no-touch technology solution to AWG member retailers.

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Associated Wholesale Grocers enlists mobile self-scan solution

Partnership with FutureProof Retail brings contactless payment option to independents

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There’s A Technology Retailers Have Been Scared To Try, But Could Make Shopping Safer Immediately

Retailers should make scan-and-go mobile checkout a functional option within their operations as quickly as possible.

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Hygienic Solution for Retail Checkout - Now Available at No Cost

FutureProof Retail is donating its Mobile Checkout Solution to grocery stores, pharmacies and supermarkets

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Fairway is taming lines with its skip-checkout app

Fairway Market has seen a major uptick in the use of its mobile checkout app as consumers try to practice social distancing and avoid standing in lines, according to the retailer and FutureProof Retail, which powers the checkout app.

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IT Retail + FutureProof NGA 2020 - Booth 1225

IT Retail and FutureProof Retail share a joint mission to provide grocery retailers with a trusted and affordable platform that evolves with the retailer’s needs. Our point of sales story.

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FutureProof Retail and SIRL Announce 'Last Foot' Shopper Targeting and Analytics

Together, the two companies will enable retailers to deploy FutureProof's mobile self-checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with SIRL's Indoor GPS & customer analytics platform that offers shoppers personalized recommendations in real-time through activation at the "last foot" of their physical store journey.

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FutureProof Retail's Market Leading Scan-and-Go Solution Featured at NRF 2020

Listen to client testimony at Food Tech Workshop, try a demo solution at the exhibit hall, and get live store tours at New York's top grocery stores

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FutureProof and Halla Provide Personalized Recommendations

Together, the two companies will enable retailers to deploy FPR's mobile self-scanning checkout and service counter solutions fully integrated with Halla's Intelligent Ordering (I/O) engine to offer personalized recommendations.

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FutureProof Retail Announces a New Partnership With IT Retail

Making It Easier Than Ever for Grocers to Offer a Line Free Checkout Experience

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Select, Scan and Be Gone

How Mobile Self-Checkout Has Gained Traction Over More Expensive Set-Ups

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FutureProof Retail Offers NYC Store Tours to Showcase Innovative Mobile Self-Scanning Checkout Solution

NRF 2019 conference goers will see firsthand how an iconic New York grocery chain Is implementing mobile self-scanning.

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This NYC Startup Redefines Retail by Bringing The Digital Experience Offline

With the popularity of online shopping and Amazon, physical retail is suffering, but FutureProof Retail has a solution to draw more people into stores.

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Fairway Market Launches Mobile Line-Free Checkout

Grocer Fairway Market has launched mobile self-scanning checkout in all of its stores, reportedly making it the first grocer with such an option in the New York-area retailer's Tri-State region.

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Fairway Rolls Out Mobile Checkout

Fairway Market has launched FutureProof Retail's line-free checkout technology in stores across the New York metropolitan area.

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Amazon Go’s ‘vision’ for the future

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened just a handful of locations of its small-format retail stores, called Amazon Go, but they are capturing a lot of headlines.

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Success Story: Line Free Mobile Checkout increases Customer Convenience

Colruyt Group deploys Solution at Spar Supermarkets and OKay Convenience Stores

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Self-Service App Deepens Customer Connections At Fairway Market

Some retailers worry that adopting a self-checkout solution will deprive them of a key point of contact with their customers.

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Mobile Checkout Gains Momentum in Europe

OKay convenience stores in Belgium allow customers to scan items and pay right from their smarthphones.

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Mobile Self-Checkout Not Just For Big Merchants

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.

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FutureProof Retail brings online convenience to in-store shopping

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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FutureProof Retail and Scandit Partner to Deploy Line-Free Mobile Checkout

FutureProof Retail Enables Retailers to Offer Commercial-Speed Scanning to Consumers With Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK

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FutureProof Retail Expands Into Office Micro-Markets Space

NYC Startup Leads Mobile Checkout in Micro-Markets Via Successful Implementation With Vancouver Office Snack Specialist "Natural Source'"

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5 ways grocers are elevating the store experience

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

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Mobile Self-Checkout Gains Another Merchant

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).

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FutureProof Retail Rolls Out Line-Free Mobile Checkout in OKay and OKay Compact

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).

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The Top Four Reasons Self-Checkout Fails In Grocery

(And why line-free mobile checkout is the future)

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Fairway Market trials system to scan and pay by mobile app

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.

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Inside Fairway's 'Line-Free' Mobile Shopping Test

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.

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How Retailers Can Achieve Mobile Shop-And-Pay Success

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?

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Belgium's Colruyt Group Trials Self-Scan Payment App

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.

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Mobile Self-scanning Line-free Checkout, Cowen’s Futureproof Interview + Video

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

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10 Best Retail Solution Providers - 2018

FutureProof Retail was selected by Xplorex IT magazine as one of the 10 best retail solution providers of 2018.

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5 Ways Mobile Scan-and-Pay Benefits Grocers Beyond the Checkout Line

Mobile Scan-and-Pay technology offers many benefits to grocers beyond reduced labor costs.

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Retail Roundup: Amazon Alternatives, Urban Outfitters Renewal, Costco in France

Cowen & Co.’s Oliver Chen and his team recently sat down with William Hogben, the CEO of FutureProof Retail, which provides self-scanning applications that enable self-checkout.

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Convenience will be at the center of how retailers answer Amazon Go

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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See you at ExpoANTAD!

Join us at the FutureProof Retail booth #1207 at ANTDAD Alimentaria 2018 in Guadalajara, March 6 - 8. For appointments please contact antad@futureproofretail.com

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FutureProof Retail President Di Di Chan: Combine Your Strengths

Di Di Chan is cofounder and president of FutureProof Retail.

In this exclusive interview, Chan talks about time, trust, and maximizing your talent potential.

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Spar will trial contact-free and cash register-free payments

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.

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More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles

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.

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Spar Experiments with Cashless Shops

In some Spar supermarkets customers will soon be able to shop without waiting in line.

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Spar Colruyt Group Tests Mobile Checkout

Colruyt Group is testing FutureProof Retail's market leading self-scanning mobile checkout solution in its Spar stores.

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Retail Partners Colruyt Group to Pilot With FutureProof Retail's Self-Scanning Mobile Checkout

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.

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Meet Us at NGA: FutureProof Retail Helps Independent Grocers Compete With Industry Giants

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.

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FutureProof Retail Powers Scan and Go HK, Hong Kong's First Mobile Checkout Retail Store

In January 2018, Scan & Go HK launched the first mobile shopping discount retail store in Hong Kong in partnership with FutureProof Retail.

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Fairway Market Introduces Mobile App Checkout

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.

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What to expect from Amazon Go

After a yearlong delay, Amazon’s checkout-free convenience store opened in Seattle

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Fairway Market Selects FutureProof Retail As Mobile Application Partner

Fairway Market has selected FutureProof Retail to power its next-generation mobile app.

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Coming to a grocery store near you: Self-driving shopping carts and smart shelves

The National Retail Federation's Big Show this year features a slew of companies showing off technology that would revamp the grocery shopping experience.

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Fairway Prepping Line-Free Checkout 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.

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See You at NRF: FutureProof Retail selected for Startup Meetup Program

FPR selected as the only line free shopping provider for NRF's Startup Meetup Program.

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Fairway Market selects FutureProof Retail as mobile app partner

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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FutureProof Retail and Digimarc Speed Up Mobile Self-Scanning and Checkout

FPR's line free mobile self-scanning and service counter solutions will now fully integrate the Digimarc MobileSDK, enabling retailers to significantly improve customer engagement and reduce checkout times.

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Amazon Go's Grand Opening May Be Near

Amazon's effort to transform brick-and-mortar shopping is close to its grand opening after almost a year of delays.

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FutureProof Retail Announces Partnership With CloudIoT Bringing Line Free Checkout to Saudi Arabia

FutureProof Retail and CloudIoT Co., in Saudi Arabia have entered into an exclusive partnership to enable retailers in Saudi Arabia to offer line-free mobile self-checkout and service counter solutions to their shoppers.

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Chinese tech companies venture into unmanned convenience stores

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.

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Walmart ramps up self-checkout by letting customers ring in items while shopping

Walmart starts rolling out it's Scan & Go application at 20 Canadian locations.

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It’s Only Going to Get Worse for America’s Grocers

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.

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Speedy Checkout Line and FutureProof Retail Announce Partnership

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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Walmart deploying tech that lets in-store shoppers check out — on their own

Walmart is expanding the deployment of its Scan & Go mobile app, which is being tested in approximately 12 stores across Northwest Arkansas, Florida, Texas and Georgia. The chain is now rolling out the app for use in at least 10 additional locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville markets.

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Faster front ends: How supermarkets are speeding up checkout

Tech replaces ten items or less to help shoppers get out of the store faster

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Walmart's New Feature Makes Omnichannel Reordering Easier

Walmart's latest digital move to compete with Amazon will make reordering frequent purchases easier for its online shoppers.

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Retail in the Age of Amazon

Amazon bought Whole Foods and is now a brick & mortar retailer. What does this mean for other retailers and what can they do to stay successful?

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United States Mobile Self-Checkout Market 2017 - Evolving Retail Concepts and Venues

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.

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Amazon and Whole Foods just did traditional Grocers a big Favor

How to beat them at their own game.

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The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI

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.

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Amazon Plans Artificial Intelligence-Led, Checkout-Free Grocery Stores Through Amazon Go App

Amazon may be bringing its futuristic ‘no queue’ grocery store to the U.K. after the online retail giant filed several trademark applications for Amazon Go, the app that allows consumers to bypass checkouts when they shop.

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Stores are closing at an epic pace

Stores are closing at an epic pace. In fact, the retail industry could suffer far more store closures in 2017 than ever.

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How Amazon Plans to Become America’s Go-to Grocery Store

Having already conquered the world of online shopping, Amazon is now gearing up to go IRL where it counts: groceries.

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Offer line free checkout with our app

KSBY shows FutureProof in action at California Fresh Market

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Join us at EuroShop

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.

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Data Enablers: FutureProof, Line-Free Checkout Technology

PYMNTS.com profiles FPR and the emerging checkout transition.

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Panasonic checkout machine also bags your items

Panasonic's new Regirobo concept automatically detects and bags items, creating a seamless shopping experience at it's pilot location in Osaka, Japan.

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FutureProof's Perspective on Amazon Go

Amazon's upcoming 2000 physical grocery stores will feature line-free-checkout.

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Announcing FutureProof Counter Service

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.

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FutureProof Retail Unveils Self-Install Kit, Mobile Checkout More Accessible Than Ever

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.

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Introducing the Mobile Checkout Self Install Kit

New self install kit contains everything needed to provide mobile checkout, payment, customer service and loss prevention.

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FutureProof president Di Di Chan talks time-constrained consumers with Canadian Grocer

FutureProof Retail has made a splash with its app, developed using a “consumer-first” approach.

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FutureProof Retail Expands into Canadian Market, app to be Unveiled at Canadian Grocer Conference

FutureProof Retail (FPR), a U.S.-based mobile software provider, announced today the launch of their Mobile Checkout application into the Canadian retail sector.

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