Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the U.S., has teamed with computer vision company Trigo on a pilot of an autonomous supermarket employing Trigo’s artificial intelligence-based frictionless checkout technology. The pilot marks Tel Aviv-based Trigo’s first foray into the United States. The company has previously worked with such well-known overseas grocers as Tesco in the United Kingdom and Aldi Nord in Germany.
Trigo transforms existing retail locations into fully autonomous digital stores, blending their technology with Trigo computer vision for a seamless shopping experience. Deploying the company’s GDPR-compliant technology at various locations enables retailers to scale their business while retaining their unique character and layout. Shoppers use an app to scan a QR code as they enter the store, and then can take items and leave without needing to check out.
Further details on the Wakefern pilot were unavailable, except that it will take place in New Jersey during 2022, according to the company.Progressive Grocer