More retailers in the U.S. are adapting cashierless technology, reports The Wall Street Journal. Amazon Go was one of the first stores to roll the technology out in 2015, relying on cameras and sensors in store to identify products that customers take off the shelves. Now, Sam’s Club and Giant Eagle are both testing cashierless options across U.S. locations.
A recent global survey by International Data Corp. found that 28 percent of retailers are testing or piloting cashierless systems. Leslie Hand, vice president of International Data Corp.’s retail insights division, says the cashierless trend has “awoken that fire for retailers to understand that really this is the future of retail and they need to invest in it.” Full Story (Subscription Required)
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