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Retail IT News: May in Review

Hello and welcome to May: in review

The world has been adapting to Covid-19 for a couple of months now and as the ‘new norm’ takes hold. Lock-down rules are being eased in several countries, with many businesses gradually beginning to re-open – particularly those in retail.

Customer buying habits have changed, and it’s unlikely these will be temporary. The next few months will pave the way for many retailers to assess the operational costs of managing their stores in such a different way. From introducing social distancing signage and queuing management to offering more frictionless and touch-less checkout options many will be on a fast learning curve. Having the right IT infrastructure in place gives you the agility to adapt to these new market conditions quickly.

This blog focuses on some of those retailers that have made changes to their businesses in response to Covid-19 throughout May.

Kum & Go app adds fuel pay feature

Kum & Go has a new mobile fuel pay experience, available through the Kum & Go app for use at all 400 Kum & Go locations.

Aldi UK partners Deliveroo for grocery home delivery

Aldi UK, the British arm of the German supermarket discounter, said it would trial grocery home delivery for the first time in partnership with Deliveroo.

Temperature check kiosks ready to tackle COVID-19

Kiosk hardware and software manufacturers have teamed with biometric technology providers on platforms that allow people to have their temperatures taken to allow them to gain access to an environment where they can interact with one another.

Asda trials virtual queuing system

The supermarket chain's new system will allow users to book a place and log into a virtual queue with their phones. They will then be able to wait in their car and be alerted when they are allowed to enter the store.

Alltown Fresh launches four contactless ways to shop for groceries & meals

To help customers safely purchase for fresh groceries and nutritious meals, Alltown Fresh launched four new methods of contactless shopping.

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