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Ottonomy.IO cooperates with Posten Norge for autonomous first mile delivery
Ottonomy has announced a collaboration with Posten Norge and Holo in trials to automate first mile delivery.
Posten Norge will use Ottonomy’s Ottobots for first mile collection and receive and deliver goods for the AMOI digital marketplace from the greater Aker Brygge area in Oslo.
Five retail technology questions for YOOBIC CEO and Founder Fabrice Haiat
RTIH asks key players in retail technology for their opinion on the sector and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time, our five questions go to Fabrice Haiat, CEO of the UK-based digital workplace specialist YOOBIC.
Former Gophr executive Patrick Eve joins last-mile delivery platform Nash
Last mile delivery specialist Nash has appointed Patrick Eve as Head of UK – Sales.
In a LinkedIn post, Eve said, “New beginnings! I am very excited to start my new role at Nash. After a very successful launch in the US and Canada 18 months ago, I will launch its activities in the UK.”
He added: “Nash is already active in over 95 cities in the US, Canada and Australia with more than 200 carrier partners available on the platform, helping businesses of all types offer their customers local and reliable same-day delivery services.
“Thank you to co-founder and CEO Mahmoud Ghulman and the entire team for the warm welcome and I look forward to getting started!”
NFTs, robots and automation of the first mile: At a glance, the biggest retail tech plays of the last week
RTIH rounds up this past week’s standout deals, deployments and pilots for retail systems. Featuring Charlotte Tilbury, Obsess, Giant Tiger, Shopify, Sainsbury’s, adidas Originals, Fiserv Forum and Amazon.
THG Ingenuity and Yoti Partner for Digital Age Verification Solutions
Digital identity company Yoti has announced a partnership with THG Ingenuity, THG’s proprietary technology platform that powers both its own brands – like Myprotein and LOOKFANTASTIC – and third-party customers like Nestlé, Elemis and Homebase.
As a result, Yoti will offer age verification solutions on the platform.
RTIH Innovation Awards 2022: Shortlists Announced, Winners Announced Next Month
Last week we announced the shortlists for the RTIH Innovation Awards 2022. And now we’re excited to bring them all together in one place.
Check them out here.
Fast delivery specialist Zapp is now available on the Uber Eats platform
Uber Eats and Zapp have announced a Quick Commerce partnership.
Customers across London using Uber Eats can now order from Zapp’s catalog of around 2,000 products.
Every order is picked and packed around the clock within just 20 minutes in the nearest “Zappstore”.
Zapp says that makes it one of the few convenience stores available day and night on Uber Eats.
Aldi Nord digitizes discount retail and enters into a strategic partnership with Trigo
Aldi Nord has announced a partnership with the autonomous retail company Trigo.
This builds on a collaboration in Utrecht with Aldi Nederland, where the two are working on a checkout-free test store, Aldi Shop & Go.
“In order to lead the discounter successfully into the future, technology and business must go hand in hand,” says Sinanudin Omerhodzic, Chief Technology Officer at Aldi Nord.
“Our close partnership with Trigo combines exactly that and brings together two real experts in their field.”
“The cooperation in Utrecht has shown that we share the right values and that we can develop quick solutions together with an eye for the essentials, always with a focus on customer benefit.”
Charlotte Tilbury uses Obsess custom avatar technology for a Christmas shopping experience
Obsess launched Branded Avatars, a technology that allows brands to customize the appearance and character style of shopper avatars to create branded metaverse experiences on their e-commerce sites.
This allows shoppers to then personalize all aspects of their branded avatar, including skin color, facial features, body shape, clothing, and makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury is the first brand to partner with Obsess to offer the new functionality and introduce it as part of their vacation wonderland, Charlotte’s Beauty Realm.
Consumers are feeling the pinch, but so are retailers. Can Black Friday even take place this year?
Read this insightful article by Mark Hook, spokesperson for Inventory Planner by Sage.