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Woolworths will begin trialing automated “micro fulfilment centres” in its supermarkets in the next 12 months to help meet the growing demand for online shopping. Three yet to be determined Woolworths sites will trial technology from a US startup that augments order picking with automation, essentially using robots to bring

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Australians got a taste of a world without digital payments on Thursday afternoon when Telstra network outage took down ATM and Eftpos machines at some of Australia’s biggest retailers. All services have now been restored and the telco has apologised for the impact and inconvenience to business and their customers.

Supermarket giant Woolworths is expanding its mobile checkout technology to more locations following an initial 10 month trial. Scan&Go allows customers to scan goods with their smartphone as they walk through the store and pay in the app before tapping off at a dedicated kiosk. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

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Woolworths is taking a 9 per cent stake in subscription-based meal kit provider Marley Spoon as part of a A$30 million strategic partnership announced last week. Founded in Berlin in 2014, Marley Spoon entered the Australian market in 2015 and competes against subscription-based meal kit provider HelloFresh. Sign up for

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7-Eleven Australia has opened a cashless and cardless convenience store in Melbourne, advancing retailers’ attempts to eliminate checkout queues. Located in the suburb of Richmond, the concept store has no physical retail checkout or counter. Instead shoppers use the 7-Eleven app on their smartphones to scan and pay for items.

Woolworths’ suppliers will now be able to monitor how their products are selling in each store. The supermarket giant has developed a new app called Compass, which draws on historical sales patterns to calculate dynamic daily sales expectations for every product in every store. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

More than 300,000 Brisbane shoppers now have access to grocery deliveries within two hours following the introduction of Woolworths’ Delivery Now service from six local supermarkets. Customers living in the suburbs surrounding Woolworths stores in Ascot, Ashgrove, Bulimba, Camp Hill, Paddington and Spring Hill can order up to 30 handpicked

Supermarket giant Woolworths has signed on to use Tableau’s data reporting and visual analytics software. The agreement will enable employees across Australia’s leading retailer to analyse data for fast, real-time decision making. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Woolworths will rollout Tableau in a staged deployment in the coming

Woolworths has announced that Jennifer Carr-Smith will join the board as non-executive director, subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Carr-Smith is a seasoned board director and online retail executive with experience across organisations undergoing rapid growth and transformation in a number of sectors including consumer packaged goods, apparel

The full impact of Amazon’s entry into the Australian market is yet to be felt, but the global retail giant is showing no signs of slowing down. According to Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing Report, an annual report which ranks the global retailers by revenue, Walmart remains the world’s largest