Shekel Brainweigh autonomous retail solutions drive Casino Groupe new Automated store in Paris
Group Casino is offering a new digital shopping experience : an AI based automated store.
Group Casino, known for its capacity to innovate, is offering a new digital shopping experience to thrive to meet new customer expectations. At Monoprix headquarters in Clichy, the Group is testing its latest innovative concept : an automated store based on artificial intelligence.
No need to download an app or to hold a company badge to enter the box, what the client needs is a simple credit card. He scans it to enter the store. Technologies deployed allow the client to shop easily and efficiently. In this store, the client can enter, take the products he wants and go out without going through a cashier system. A weighing technology based on IoT, developed by Shekel Brainweigh, allows us to identify the products he has taken. The client then needs to validate its basket to exit the store.
This 18sqm store offers more than 300 products, chosen among the best sales of Monop’. It mainly is snacking and hygiene products, available 24/7. We are targeting clients who need to buy something to eat quickly or to shop when traditional stores are closed.
For now, it is being tested with the Monop’ banner and is accessible to Monoprix employees. It will be set-up in a location opened to the public by the end of the year. Discussions are ongoing with places like airports, hospitals or company headquarters.
This project was led by Group Casino and Monoprix in partnership with multiple partners including :
- The Israeli start-up Shekel Brainweigh who developed the product recognition technology based on its smart shelves
- Orika in charge of the POS software
- Ingenico & CB with whom we developed an innovative payment journey