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Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London

Amazon Fresh till-less grocery store opens in London

Technology
AmazonAmazon has opened a till-less grocery store in London - its first "just walk out" shop outside the US.Visitors to Amazon Fresh scan a smartphone app when entering and are automatically billed as they leave.The store stocks hundreds of own-brand items as well as third-party products, and also serves as a place to collect and return goods bought online.Campaigners have raised privacy concerns but one retail expert said the opening marked a "watershed moment"."Having a physical presence will enable Amazon to address some of its weaknesses, like the mounting cost of deliveries and returns," said Natalie Berg, an analyst with NBK Retail.But she said she did not believe it would pose a threat to the major chains in the near term."Supermarkets have had a few years now to prepare and test th...
Cineworld boss admits ‘we are like a grocery shop with no food’

Cineworld boss admits ‘we are like a grocery shop with no food’

Business
The pain was etched on Mooky Greidinger's face as he explained why the company he leads, Cineworld, has today announced plans to temporarily close its cinemas in the UK, Ireland and the United States.Mr Greidinger, whose grandfather opened his first cinema 90 years ago, said he had no alternative to a tough decision that threatens the livelihoods of 45,000 employees worldwide and nearly 6,000 in the UK alone. He said that, with the big Hollywood studios delaying major new film releases, cinemagoers were staying away. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Cineworld bo...
Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

Technology
At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb. Kroger's pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its Fry's supermarkets in Scottsdale. A store clerk loaded the back seat with full grocery bags. Meanwhile, a person in the driver's seat to monitor the car's performance. Under the self-driving service, shoppers can order same-day or next-day delivery online or on a mobile app for a flat rate of about $ 6. After the order is placed, a driverless vehicle will deliver the groceries curbside, requiring customers to be present to fetch them. The vehicles will probably be opened with a nu...