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Carrefour opens Flash, the fully automated store

After many tests made by many retailers in the field of autonomous stores, Carrefour comes up with a new format, that is totally automated powred by the technological contribution of the American start-up AiFi.. the Flash store is Installed in Massy, ​​it takes the form of a 56 m² shop selling 1,500 references, mostly organic and MDD in dry and fresh.

For the six-month test, only employees and service providers in the group will be able to access it. The point of sale, developed with the technology of the start-up AiFi, is full of sensors (weight and RFID) coupled to cameras. Thus, the basket is detected automatically, and payment can be made by credit card, by mobile with the Carrefour Pay application or by facial recognition for previously registered employees.

In the photo published online by an employee of the distributor, we can see that the shop is in two parts: a more closed where the picking takes place while the payment version is done in a more open space and a stop must be marked. The slogan takes up the promise of speed: your shopping in the blink of an eye.


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