Loop Neighborhood Stores, a convenience store chain with more than 30 locations in Northern California, will open a cashierless store offering 150 SKUs this month. The gas station store, open 24/7, will offer instant receipts to customers when they exit the store.
The retailer used the AiFi NanoStore template for the store, located in Campbell, Calif. in the heart of Silicon Valley. Supermarket chain Ahold Delhaize recently piloted a modular 150-square-foot cashierless convenience store using the AiFi technology in front of its Zaandam, Netherlands support office.
Loop plans to open additional autonomous locations in coming months, according to Convenience Store News, as well as add the AiFi Autonomous Store Platform in several existing stores.
A larger (400 square feet) convenience store in Shanghai, China has been retrofitted to use the AiFi Autonomous Store Platform, which includes multi-camera, multi-person tracking, real-time product recognition and live inventory tracking. The store, owned by a local retail chain in Shanghai, offers 800 SKUs. Customers can use the popular WeChat mobile payment app and receive automatically generated receipts when they leave with their purchases.