The Changing Retail Checkout Lane

Worldwide, a variety of approaches are being tried for retail checkout. Many of these approaches are changing how checkout lanes function.

Approaches include facial recognition for payment; scan-and-go with personalized pricing; a smart grocery cart that identifies items as they are placed in the cart; and a smart grocery store with frictionless checkout that allows customers to view and approve their basket.

In addition, one very interesting approach is being tried: the slow checkout lane. Not in a hurry, want to chat […]

How Amazon Pharmacy Achieves Same-Day Prescription Delivery

Amazon Pharmacy has introduced same-day prescription delivery to New York City and Los Angeles by employing innovative technologies.

Amazon uses generative artificial intelligence and machine learning to help on-site pharmacists fill and process prescriptions more quickly and accurately. A robotic arm may be used to fill and/or label bottles. Once verified by a pharmacist, the prescription is delivered via electric vans, e-bikes and other vehicles.


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Why Vineyards Are Tearing Out Vines

A wine glut is prompting grape growers in California to tear out vines that have been in production for decades.

This vine reduction is part of a wider phenomenon of oversupply around the world, as more and more countries, such as Australia, have joined the wine industry at the same time as demand from consumers has dropped.


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Excess Capacity in Movie Theaters Leads to New Product Offerings

Theater chains hope 4DX technology will provide a one-of-a-kind immersive experience to entices viewers back from online streaming.

Offering 21 different sensory effects, such as moving seats, wind, fog, lighting, vibration, and various scents, these special theaters bring the viewers right into the action and offer a ray of hope for the movie theater business.


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