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Japanese railway firm JR East is set to open its first unstaffed, cashless NewDays convenience store at its Musashisakai Station in Tokyo, Japan.

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Saha Group, which operates in consumer goods (Lawson convenience stores), fashion, textiles and services, will launch its first unmanned store in Thailand within three months. Technology-led store Saha’s first unmanned store under the banner “His & Her” is 100 sq m. It uses facial recognition, QR code reading and radio frequency identification technologies invested by the company. The store...
VinMart, a leading retailer in Vietnam, has placed large posters displaying images of over 100 daily essential products on shelves to look like a supermarket in 20 locations. Shoppers can buy these products by scanning QR codes on their mobile phone and pay with the VinID app. Expanding to more locations These virtual stores are placed in dormitories, office buildings, schools and bus stops...
VinMart, a leading retailer in Vietnam, is testing “Scan & Go” feature with a mobile application in 13 stores. Integration with VinID Shoppers need to download the VinID app and be a member to use the new feature. Once the “Scan & Go” feature is selected, shoppers can scan the barcode in the store and see the product information and prices in their electronic cart. Payment can be made upon ...
FamilyMart has launched its first laundry-convenience store in the Sanchong District of New Taipei, Taiwan. A multipurpose convenience store FamilyMart's new laundry convenience store, which opened last month, operates approx. 140 sq m. The store is fitted with five all-in-one washer-dryers, a service support/payment counter, an area for daily consumables, cigarettes, and more. The retailer...

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