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Turbocharging Convenience Stores with Frictionless Checkout

The first Amazon Go store in Seattle opened in January 2018 and was the first commercial implementation of frictionless checkout or “Just Walkout Technology” in the U.S. retail market. Customers scan the Amazon Go app on their smartphone at entry, … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Compete with Whole Foods?

For years, Whole Foods has been seen as the model for the next wave of food retailing, a chain that focuses on consumers interested in healthy eating. Whole Foods describes itself as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.” “Who are we? Well, we … Continue reading

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Grocery Sales in 2017

What’s ahead for the grocery industry? As reported by Facts, Figures & the Future, a recent study by Willard Bishop consultancy uncovered some interesting findings: “By 2017, traditional grocery stores will lose another 1.6 percentage points of dollar-spend market share to 44.9%—down from … Continue reading

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