Walmart is stepping up its rollout of Scan & Go, possibly in response to Amazon’s new “cashierless” technology:
“Overall, the rollout of Scan & Go on a wider basis seems like more evidence that Walmart is not willing to yield easily to Amazon (not to mention Lidl and Aldi.) The retailer is making decisive strategic moves on the organizational front, reportedly making leadership changes to its food team, and on the technology front, investing in machine learning and developing its own facial recognition technology to monitor customer satisfaction in-store.”
As we’ve noted before, the competition between Amazon and Walmart is on all fronts, including technology. Expect to see more innovations from Walmart, and its competitors, over the next months and years.
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