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Starring Confer With, Trigo, and Ocado Group: the biggest retail technology news stories of the week — Retail Technology Innovation Hub



2. Aldi Nord harmonises computer vision and AI at Trigo and shopreme powered Shop & Go store in Utrecht

Aldi Nord has redesigned its Trigo and shopreme powered Aldi Shop & Go store in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

In a LinkedIn post, Dr. Christian Bock, Team Lead Self-Service Checkout & Cashless Payment at Aldi Nord, said: “We are delighted to announce that we have taken another significant step towards an innovative and forward looking development, both technologically and business wise.”

“Our team takes immense pride in the redesign of our test store in Utrecht. Over the past year and a half, we’ve learned a great deal collaboratively with our customers, and it fills us with pride to incorporate these insights directly into the store’s transformation.”

He added: “We are particularly excited to share that we have made the store even more appealing in accordance with our customers’ preferences. Through the harmonisation of computer vision and artificial intelligence, not only has the product assortment been subtly repositioned, but we have also revolutionised the checkout process.”

“This groundbreaking integration of technologies allows us to embark on entirely new paths, fundamentally enhancing the shopping experience from product selection to payment.”

3. Samsung, Acer, Hisense onboard as Currys Connected Media unveiled by UK technology retailer

Currys has unveiled the first suite of products available via its retail media network, Currys Connected Media.

This allows partnered brands to understand, reach and engage millions of customers online and in-store.

Brands such as Samsung, Acer and Hisense are harnessing the offering, which is built on solutions from partners including Circana, Epsilon and Criteo.

4. Lotte Shopping breaks ground on first Ocado Group powered Customer Fulfilment Centre in Busan, South Korea

Ocado Group has broken ground at its first Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) with South Korea’s Lotte Shopping.

Situated in Busan, this is one of six CFCs planned across the country.

Ocado Group said on X: “With 30% of the CFC’s operations to be powered by on-site solar panels and a 100% electric delivery fleet, the Busan CFC will also make big strides towards generating more carbon-efficient operations in online grocery.”

It added: “When it goes live in 2025, Lotte’s first CFC will make amazing new online grocery experiences available to c.2.3 million households across Busan and beyond. Next stop, Seoul!”

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