RTIH’s Most Read Retail Technology Articles of the Last Week – Retail Technology Innovation Hub

These are the RTIH tech articles you liked last week including Amazon, Instacart, REWE, Trigo, Asda, Coach and RELEX Solutions.

2022 RTIH Innovation Awards: Shortlists Announced

Over the past week we mainly announced the shortlists for the RTIH Innovation Awards 2022, including Bricks and Mortar, Supply Chain, Omnichannel Retail and Payments.

It is now up to our jury to determine the winner.

This will be announced at an exclusive event in central London on Tuesday 6th December.

RTIH Editor Scott Thompson says, “Innovation and technology play a critical role in the success of the retail sector, so it’s great to recognize outstanding examples through our awards.”

“Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 event. We received a record number of submissions and many fantastic examples of the continued resilience and dynamism of retail space in extremely challenging times.”

“I now look forward to working with our jury to select the winners and announce them at our event in central London in December.”

Unilever is partnering with Exarta to step into the Metaverse

Unilever Pakistan has partnered with UK company Exarta to explore ways it can use Web3 technology to transform marketing strategies and other areas of its business.

Specifically, it will leverage Exarta’s proprietary AI and machine learning engine. This begins with an upcoming Metaverse campaign by TRESEmmé Pakistan.

At a glance, the biggest tech games in retail over the past week

RTIH rounds up the standout retail tech deals, deployments and pilots over the last seven days.

Featuring ASICS, Coles Group, Muffato, Coach, NASCAR, Amazon, Tesco, Trigo, Ocado Solutions and Lotte Shopping.

Amazon is targeting Instacart’s grocery delivery business. Here’s why

The Save Mart Companies has partnered with Amazon to introduce two-hour grocery delivery in California’s Central Valley.

It is initially offering the service in stores under its Save Mart banner in Lathrop and Ceres, California, with plans to make it available at additional locations in the region.

According to Brittain Ladd, a supply chain consultant and former Amazon executive, this is one of those small stories with a big impact.

eBay UK – UK shoppers are forgoing new product purchases this Black Friday

eBay UK says many Britons will wake up on Christmas morning with gifts loved and refurbished as shoppers shy away from new products this Black Friday to save money.

Dark Stores: The Future of Retail in the Post-Pandemic World

Digitization has continuously changed traditional business models in numerous industries around the world.

Retail is not invincible from this global shift. In fact, Tesco opened its first customer-free supermarket back in 2009 and has been fulfilling more than 475,000 online orders a week.

This unorthodox way of shopping for groceries opened up numerous opportunities for companies to increase sales while improving the customer shopping experience – hence the birth of dark stores.

Asda chooses Veeam because it takes control of protecting large, virtualized infrastructures

Asda selected Veeam Software’s Availability Suite to provide backup and recovery for mission-critical systems.

Following the sale of Walmart in early 2021, the supermarket chain has taken on the responsibility of protecting the large, virtualized infrastructure that underpins its business.

It is said that Veeam made it possible to do this without skyrocketing the number of IT staff.

Coach uses Ocean Outdoor DeepScreen 3D technology for Lil Na’s X campaign

Coach has gone live at the world-famous Piccadilly Lights in Piccadilly Circus, London with a 3D technology-enhanced extension of its Courage to Be Real campaign.

Piccadilly Lights, the largest advertising display in Europe, will run 24 hours a day from November 7th to 13th with an hourly 3D full-screen takeover featuring Coach brand ambassador Lil Nas X.

In doing so, the rapper moves through doors that represent the struggles he has faced in life, from fear, self-doubt to the judgment of others. The sequence ends with Lil Nas X looking over Piccadilly Circus during their performance.

REWE relies on Trigo tech for the opening of the second hybrid autonomous market

A new REWE store with Trigo technology has gone into operation in the central Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg.

After the first hybrid autonomous REWE store in Cologne, the Berlin location is almost twice as large at around 400 square meters.

Top five grocery retail trends to watch out for in 2023

As we head into 2023, the industry faces many challenges, such as: B. maintaining staff in the shops and warehouses, which many fear is a fundamental reorientation in the labor market.

As the food industry continues to evolve, the future of food retail depends on global trends such as inflation and labor shortages, says Mikko Kärkkäinen, CEO and co-founder of RELEX Solutions.

“The future of the food and grocery sector is uncertain as external forces will rock the boat,” says Karkkainen.

“Increased inflation, supply chain issues and labor shortages, to name a few, have shifted the power dynamic across the industry. After attending Grocery Shop 2022, our team at RELEX identified the top trends grocery retailers need to know going into 2023.”

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