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Retail IT News: April in Review

Hello and welcome to April: In Review

April marks a time of warmer weather and the Easter holidays. This is a particularly special time of the year in 2021, as it is a time for optimism; between vaccines, the easing of lockdown and the latest slew of positive economic reports, retail looks set to bounce back in a big way. After a year’s worth of work to establish the frictionless store of the future, retailers continue to push forward, from ‘pay by plate’ gas stations to utilizing video platforms for live shopping.

This blog post focuses on the highlights of retail IT news in April.

Singapore c-store engages the 5 senses

The new outlet is the city-state’s first cashierless store.

POSReady 7 end of life: the final countdown

Retailers need to evaluate which of their point of sale terminals are at risk of the impending October 12th deadline.

Bambuser unveils self-serve platform for live video shopping

Featuring the core functionality of the company’s Live Video Shopping One-to-Many platform, the self-service offering requires no long-term commitments or extensive onboarding processes.

Trader Joe’s partners with life skills app for autistic shoppers

The retailer is the first grocery store chain to partner with MagnusCards.

Couche-Tard set to expand pay by plate across entire Circle K network

New frictionless technology enables customers to buy fuel with license plate recognition, mobile app.

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