Trigo, an Israel-based computer vision company disrupting retail with frictionless checkout technology, has rolled out a second hybrid autonomous grocery store with German supermarket giant REWE Group, one of the world’s leading retailers and Germany’s second-largest food retail chains. REWE Group operates some 6,000 stores in Germany and 3,500 internationally..
In the initial phase, REWE employees and loyalty card shoppers at the REWE store on Schönhauser Allee in Berlin’s popular Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, will be able to walk into the shop, select their items, and simply walk out – without having to queue at the checkout lane or scan any items. Using AI-powered computer vision and off-the-shelf hardware, Trigo transforms existing supermarkets into fully autonomous and digital stores. The company applies its proprietary algorithms to ceiling-mounted cameras which automatically learn and upload anonymized shoppers’ movements and product choices. Payments and receipts are settled digitally.
The move comes one year after Trigo and REWE launched Europe’s first hybrid autonomous grocery store in downtown Cologne with a checkout-free experience under real conditions. With the new Berlin store, Trigo is gaining momentum as the frictionless technology provider of choice for Europe’s largest grocery retailers. The Tel-Aviv based company, which has offices in London and NY, has now rolled out stores for Aldi Nord in The Netherlands, Tesco in the UK, Netto Marken-Discount (also known as Netto), in Munich, and Wakefern in the US.Business Wire