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Wakefern pilots autonomous supermarket

Thu 20/01/2022 by Richard Wilkinson
Wakefern taps Trigo to develop AI-based frictionless checkout technology – Trigo's first pilot in the U.S.

Trigo, an Israel-based computer vision company disrupting retail with frictionless checkout technology, and Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the US, have announced an agreement to pilot an autonomous supermarket making use of Trigo’s AI-based frictionless checkout technology.

Wakefern, the logistics, distribution and merchandising arm for ShopRite stores, is comprised of nearly 50 member companies that independently own and operate close to 360 retail supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market banners.

Following numerous successful launches with some of the top 10 ranking European industry partners like the UK’s Tesco and Germany’s REWE, Aldi NORD and Netto, owned by the EDEKA Group – the Wakefern announcement marks Trigo’s first foray into the US.

Trigo transforms existing supermarkets and grocers into fully autonomous, digital stores, combining their technology with Trigo computer vision to create a seamless shopping experience.

Applying Trigo’s GDPR compliant technology to various locations will allow retailers to successfully scale their business while maintaining their unique character and layout. Shoppers use an app to scan a QR code as they enter, and then will be free to pick up items and leave without having to check-out – there is no exit gate.

 

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