Carrefour inaugurated in its headquarters in Massy, a small automated warehouse of about fifty square meters. Customers’ purchases are identified without a scan and payment is made by facial recognition.
Carrefour’s new project obviously evokes the Amazon Go concept: sales outlets barded by sensors, with a snack-oriented offer, in which customers are tracked and their purchases automatically debited at the moment. of their output.
the “labstore” of Carrefour, open this week at the headquarters of the group, extends over 48 square meters. It offers for sale 1300 references. A system of sensors and cameras makes it possible to detect that a product is seized by a specific customer, avoiding any scanning process. Unlike the Amazon Go model, a payment stage is still necessary before being released, but the procedure remains fluid and fast thanks to facial recognition (already experienced in China with Tencent).