We’re big fans of LinkedIn and are busy building an amazing community of retail tech enthusiasts on the social media platform. Here are the items currently on your radar, including Ottonomy, YOOBIC, Uber Eats, Zapp, FatFace, and the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards.
Ottonomy.IO partners with Posten Norge on first mile autonomous delivery
otonomy has announced a collaboration with Posten Norge and Holo that will see trials involving first mile delivery automation.
Posten Norge will take advantage by Ottonomy Ottobots for first mile pickup, receipt and delivery of goods for the AMOI digital marketplace in the Aker Brygge metropolitan area in Oslo.
Five Retail Tech Questions for YOOBIC CEO and Founder Fabrice Haiat
RTIH asks major players in the retail tech space for their thoughts on the sector and throws in a random question to keep them on their toes. This time, our five questions are directed at Fabrice Haiat, CEO of a UK-based digital workplace specialist. YOOBIC.
Former Gophr exec Patrick Eve joins last-mile delivery platform Nash
Nash, specialist in last mile deliveries has appointed Patrick Eve UK Sales Director.
In a LinkedIn post, Eve said: “New beginnings! I am very excited to start my new role at Nash. I will be launching its UK operations after a very successful launch in the US and Canada 18 months ago.”
He added: “Nash is now available in over 95 cities across the US, Canada and Australia with over 200 carrier partners available on the platform, helping businesses of all types to offer local and reliable delivery services on the same day to your customers.
“Thanks to Co-Founder and CEO Mahmoud Ghulman and the entire team for the warm welcome and I’m looking forward to getting started!”
NFTs, robots and first mile automation: last week’s biggest retail tech game at a glance
RTIH rounds up last week’s featured retail system offerings, deployments, and pilots. With Charlotte Tilbury, Obsess, Giant Tiger, Shopify, Sainsbury’s, adidas Originals, Fiserv Forum and Amazon.
THG Ingenuity and Yoti agree to a partnership for verification solutions for the digital age
Digital identity company, Yoti, has announced a partnership with THG Ingenuity, THG’s proprietary technology platform that powers both its own brands, such as Myprotein and LOOKFANTASTIC, as well as third-party clients such as Nestlé, Elemis and Homebase.
this will be seen Yoti provide age verification solutions on the platform.
RTIH Innovation Awards 2022: Shortlists Announced and Winners Revealed Next Month
For the past week, we’ve been announcing the shortlists for the 2022 RTIH Innovation Awards. And now we’re excited to bring them all together in one place.
Look at them here.
Fast delivery specialist Zapp is now available on the Uber Eats platform
Uber Eats and Zapp have announced a quick trade partnership.
Customers across central London using Uber Eats will now be able to order from Zapp’s catalog of around 2,000 products.
Each order will be collected and packed at the nearest ‘Zappstore’ for delivery in just 20 minutes, 24/7.
zap says this makes it one of the only convenience retailers available on Uber Eats day and night.
Aldi Nord digitizes discount retail by entering into a strategic partnership with Trigo
Aldi North has announced a partnership with stand-alone store firm Trigo.
This is based on a link in Utrecht with Aldi Nederland, where the couple is working in a pay-free test store, Aldi Shop & Go.
“To successfully lead discount retail into the future, technology and business must go hand in hand,” says Sinanudin Omerhodzic, CTO at Aldi Nord.
“Our close association with Trigo unites exactly that and brings together two true experts in their field.”
“The cooperation in Utrecht has shown that we share the right values and that together we can develop quick solutions keeping the essentials in mind, always focusing on the benefits for the customer.”
Charlotte Tilbury Leverages Obsess Personalized Avatar Technology for Holiday Shopping Experience
Obsess has launched Branded Avatars, a technology that enables brands to customize the look and character style of shopper avatars to create branded metaverse experiences on their e-commerce sites.
This allows shoppers to customize every aspect of their branded avatar, including skin tone, facial features, body shape, clothing, and makeup.
charlotte tilbury is the first brand to partner with Obsess to deliver the new functionality, introducing it as part of Charlotte’s Beauty Realm holiday wonderland.
Consumers are feeling the pinch, but so are retailers. Can Black Friday happen this year?
Take a look at this revealing article from Mark Hook, Sage Inventory Planner Spokesperson.