Aldi is testing a cashier-less store in the Netherlands.
The discount grocer is partnering with computer vision company Trigo Vision Ltd. to test an autonomous shopping experience at an Aldi Nord store in Utrecht, Netherlands. In the 4,300-sq.-ft. store, ceiling-mounted cameras connected to Trigo algorithmic technology will automatically track shoppers’ movements and product choices in the store in real time, enabling customers to walk into a store, pick up their desired items, and walk out without stopping at the checkout.
Payments and receipts will be settled digitally. The system does not use facial recognition, eye or fingerprint scans, or any other biometric identifiers. Instead, the Trigo computer vision technology only tracks movements of shoppers and items in the store. Data on shopper and product movement and choice are anonymized, and the system is compliant with European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy requirements.Chain Store Age