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Sainsbury's scan and go

Sainsbury's offers checkout-free shopping in London Local

13 Aug 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s has launched ‘scan and go’ technology in its busy convenience store in Clapham North, London.

Contactless and Mobile Pay

Technology downtime costing retailer sales, research reveals

03 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Retail technology downtime is leaving one in three UK shoppers unable to complete their purchase, costing retailers valuable transactions, according to new research. 

Gilletts Spar loyalty till Zapper

Gillett’s Spar rolls out payment app Zapper across estate

07 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Zapper has now been rolled out across Appleby Westward’s Gillett’s Spar stores following a successful soft launch in six stores back in October.

Co-op app

Co-op Group trials 'shop, scan and go' app

07 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group is trialling an app-based solution to enable shoppers to bypass the till and check-out all products on their phone.


Contactless spending soars as shoppers seek faster service

02 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Contactless spending via mobile and wearable payment devices is up by 365% and 129% respectively, new Barclaycard data reveals.

Whole Foods Market

Amazon launches two-hour Whole Foods delivery service

08 Feb 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon Prime customers in the US can now receive free grocery deliveries from Whole Foods Market within two orders of ordering.

Amazon Go

Amazon to open revolutionary checkout-free store to public

22 Jan 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Amazon has opened its first checkout-free convenience store to the public.

Nisa app

Nisa develops new app to help members

18 Dec 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Nisa has developed a new app to help its member place their orders more easily.

PayPoint One Pro with epos

PayPoint unveils full epos version of One platform

06 Nov 2017 | By David Rees

PayPoint has unveiled the full epos version of its One platform, the PayPoint One Pro, and developed a mobile phone app to help retailers access the technology on the move.

Online shopping

Cut-price online platform seeks to bypass stores

02 Nov 2017 | By Gaelle Walker

A new online platform which will allow manufacturers to sell directly to shoppers is hoping to launch next year.

Zapper in Spar stores

Payment app Zapper makes its debut in Spar stores

25 Oct 2017 | By David Rees

Appleby Westward’s company-owned Gillett’s stores have gone live with Zapper, the phone app-based payment, loyalty and instant rewards platform

Nisa twitter

Nisa winning new friends on social media platforms

20 Oct 2017 | By Andrew Don

Nisa is trumpeting its success at employing social media to engage with retailers, customers and business partners

Sainsburys app

Sainsbury's trials Amazon Go-style checkout-free app

27 Sep 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Sainsbury’s is testing an app which enables customers to bypass the checkout by scanning and paying for their items using their mobile phone, echoing Amazon Go’s checkout-free concept.

Ocado app

New Ocado app gives shoppers 'ultimate convenience'

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Online grocery shopping giant Ocado has heralded “ending the need for the shopping list tacked on the fridge forever” with its new convenience innovation that links it to Amazon’s voice-controlled personal assistant Alexa.

Zapper app in store

NFRN endorses Zapper loyalty app to membership

04 Jul 2017 | By David Rees

Mobile payment and loyalty app Zapper has signed a new partnership with the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN)

Amazon Echo

Demand grows for voice-activated grocery shopping

23 Jun 2017 | By Andrew Don

Voice-activated devices could play a key role in grocery shopping from home in future with more than a quarter of all shoppers open to “conversational commerce”, the IGD’s latest research shows.

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