Retail Tech 2019- These cool retail tech initiatives should be on your radar right now. We’ve been running these top 10 innovation articles throughout the year. And at the end of the year, we will be putting together a shortlist of the most innovative tech plays in 2019 and asking our judging panel to vote for their favourites across various categories. Stay tuned for more info on that.
1.Origin Kebabs buys into Bitcoin payments
Australian fast food chain Origin Kebabs is now accepting Bitcoin payments in four of its Queensland stores, with more set to follow in the near future.
2. Alipay lands at Capital One Arena
Monumental Sports & Entertainment has struck a first of its kind deal with Alipay, meaning that Chinese visitors to the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. can now use the mobile payment solution at concession stands, ticketing windows and souvenir shops.
3. Mobile milestone for Argos as it launches first self-service store
Argos has opened its first self-service store, in Dulwich, London.
4. West Ham United signs up with Socios.com blockchain platform
5. First ever Taostyle omnichannel store opens in China
Alibaba-owned online marketplace Taobao has teamed with Hangzhou Shunhong to pilot the first Taostyle store at the Hangzhou Kerry Center in China. Plans are afoot to expand the model to more locations “in the near future”.
6. Domino’s Pizza embraces AI with SingularityNET tie up
Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore has announced a partnership with decentralised platform/AI venture SingularityNET.
7. Starbucks to test out bean-to-cup blockchain
Starbucks is to implement Microsoft’s recently announced Azure Blockchain Service to track coffee production.
8. Hideout Festival taps Klarna Pay in 3 solution
Hideout Festival, set to take place in Croatia this summer, is offering Klarna’s Pay in 3 solution through ticketing platform, Kaboodle.