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Last week’s biggest tech games at a glance — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Netto is testing a shopping cart from Imagr that scans items and handles payment, allowing shoppers to skip payment queues.

This is now live in Kirkegårdsvej in Copenhagen, Kongelundsvej in Copenhagen, Runevej in Aarhus, Bybuen in Skovlunde and Virum.

The buyer’s smartphone is connected to the shopping cart via the Netto+ app. When the basket is filled with goods, these are automatically registered with the user who receives a digital receipt.

The trial is expected to last until July.

Polish convenience giant Żabka Group has opened its 50th checkout-free store Żabka Nano.

These take advantage of AI-powered computer vision technology created through cooperation with AiFi.

In a LinkedIn post, Patryk Powierża, Żabka Nano Growth, said, “BOOM! Store number 50 has been opened.

“About a year after opening the first stand-alone outlet, we reached the milestone of 50 stores.”

“This number reinforces our position as the largest chain of stand-alone stores in Europe. You can easily estimate a week – now new store. It is enormous!”

The Co-op and Microsoft Caboodle platform is now available in all 2,600 premier grocery stores across the UK.

Created with tech consultancy BJSS and Team ITG, the non-profit digital solution enables UK supermarkets, cafes and restaurants to connect with community groups and volunteers to redistribute surplus food.

It is built on Microsoft’s Power Platform technology.