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Retail IT News: May in Review

Hello and welcome to May: in review

With the post-pandemic recovery going smoothly and Memorial Day kick-starting the summer vacation period, retailers will be looking to take advantage of the increased traffic in-store; as well as online. Meanwhile, the convenience fuel retail market will be gearing up for the increased summer travel period.  A slew of in-store innovations were rolled out as a by-product of the lockdowns enacted across the globe, and now retailers will get to see how their various improvements will work out during the summer period and beyond.

From autonomous stores to bitcoin payments, this blog focuses on some of those retailers that have made changes to their businesses in response to Covid-19 throughout May.

Kroger delivery takes to the skies with drone pilot

Kroger will begin delivering groceries via drone this spring, the company announced in a press release.

Choice Market’s new contact-free c-store is just the beginning

More omnichannel and Amazon Go-like concepts in the pipeline, says CEO.

The rise of curbside pickup: best practices for retailers

Retailers of all types would do well to develop their curbside pickup capabilities further, writes Euromonitor International's Bob Hoyler.

Sheetz aims to be first c-store chain to accept bitcoin

The retailer is partnering with Flexa and NCR to enable digital currency payments this summer.

Sensei opens first autonomous store in Europe

Sensei has opened its first autonomous store for the largest food retailer in Portugal.

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