Category Archives: Grocery Stores

Vending Kiosk – Goldstϋr Launches Jewelry Exchange Kiosks

Goldstϋr has deployed its automated kiosks for converting old or unwanted jewelry into cash or gift cards, in an agreement with Supervalu banner Cub Foods.  Goldstϋr kiosks are now in place at Cub stores in the Minnesota cities of Silver Lake, Stillwater, Midway, Coon Rapids and Apple Valley.

Source: www.progressivegrocer.com

Consumers can exchange their gold or silver jewelry for cash or gift cards in a secure and accurate process. For the retailer, this approach represents a new form of revenue that Goldstϋr can capture in addition to generating additional store traffic. Moreover, it can be a hedge against declining revenues from other in-store services.

The process takes two minutes and a $2 appraisal fee, with offers based on commodities market prices that are updated every hour. Consumers can choose from a cash receipt or store gift card as payout. If the consumer decides not to accept the bid as shown on the kiosk screen, they can simply decline the offer.

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Grocery Stores – What Next?

Grocery Self-Service

Going thru grocery store pictures recently and it is amazing some of the new technology that is being used. Here are a just of couple of cool stuff being done.

First let’s check out Tesco

Tesco Homeplus Subway Virtual Store: a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves and displaying images and prices of a range of common products. each sign also includes a QR code. users scan the code of any product they would like to purchase, thereby adding it to their online shopping cart. after the web transaction is completed, the products are delivered to the user’s home within the day.

British supermarket chain tests iPad-ready shopping carts

British supermarket chain tests iPad-ready shopping carts

Want a side of Apple with your supermarket runs? British grocery store chain Sainsbury’s is testing out new shopping carts with solar-powered iPad docks and speakers (iPads not included). The trial, first rolled out at a Sainsbury’s location in Kensington, West London, will allow customers to watch…
Here are some cool everyday ways you could use Google Glass in the future.
Here are some cool everyday ways you could use Google Glass in the future.
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smart shopping cart by SK telecom - pilot testing of a 'smart cart' program in china's shanghai lotus supermarket with a shopping art service that integrates with smartphones to provide store and product information tailored to user's needs.
smart shopping cart by SK telecom – pilot testing of a ‘smart cart’ program in china’s shanghai lotus supermarket with a shopping art service that integrates with smartphones to provide store and product information tailored to user’s needs.
Produce section self-tag with Mettler.  Mettler also "owns" the deli. Competing vendor (sort of competing) is NCR. These are relatively expensive systems.
Wal-mart produce section self-tag with Mettler. Mettler also “owns” the deli. Competing vendor (sort of competing) is NCR. These are relatively expensive systems.