It’s Friday, the weekend is almost here, so let’s step back and reflect on another eventful week for the retail systems sector. Here’s your take on the most important stories from the past five days, including a drone delivery milestone for Walmart, the Amazon-powered breakthrough for checkout-free stores, and first-ever physical retail sales for Ikea in Denmark.
1. Success in the States: Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech joins college campuses and sports venues
Although its Just Walk Out technology hasn’t rolled out at grocery locations yetAmazon is having some success with universities and sports venues.
For example, the University of Pittsburgh will collaborate with Transact Campus and Chartwell’s Higher Education to bring the technology to a convenience store on the Pittsburgh campus.
“As one of the first universities in the United States to integrate Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology into its on-campus retail environment, Pitt the Market at Towers is committed to making shopping faster, easier and more convenient,” says Matthew. Enhancing the student experience.” Stern, Vice Chancellor of Business Services at Pitt.
“This collaboration complements our ongoing efforts to leverage innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of our campus community.”
Tech-savvy, on-the-go college students are a clearly obvious target market for this frictionless shopping technology.
Like sports fans, who want to spend as much time as possible watching baseball, soccer, etc. games, and as little time as possible buying food, drinks, etc.
The Seattle Seahawks and Lumen Field are set to expand the venue’s use of Just Walk Out and Amazon One with the deployment of both retail and concession stands, including new Seahawks Pro Shop outlets for fan merchandise.
The latter will begin with a Seahawks home preseason game on August 10 and is located in the northwest corner of the stadium’s main concourse near Section 140.
Fans will be provided with a variety of team gear including hats, shirts, jerseys and souvenirs at reduced prices.