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A.S. Watson Group Retailer Kruidvat Accelerates Store Transformation with NCR

NCR (NYSE: NCR), a global provider of leading retail technology solutions that run the store, will provide self-checkout software, services and hardware for Kruidvat, part of A.S. Watson Group with more than 1,200 stores in the Netherlands and Belgium.

“As the market-leading drugstore in the Netherlands and one of the best-known in Belgium, our customers look to us for a superior experience,” said Casper Oosterman, Project manager Sales Operations, at Kruidvat. “NCR helps us remain competitive and provide a safer checkout process for our customers and staff in the light of the current pandemic.”

Self-checkout is an important element in NCR’s Next Generation Retail Store Architecture that enables retailers to simplify store operations and introduce new innovations quickly. NCR has led the global self-checkout market for 18 years and continuously evolves its solutions to reduce touch in the checkout process. With NCR as a technology partner, Kruidvat’s customers will have

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Automated Aircraft Accelerates Farm to Store Supply Chain; Delivering Produce in Record Time

Companies partner to reimagine fresh distribution logistics for growers, suppliers, retailers, and consumers

The Giumarra Companies and Reliable Robotics today announced the joint launch of an automated flight test program to help solve supply chain and delivery challenges within the fresh produce industry. The test program, which had its successful inaugural flight on Aug. 7, saw the delivery of tree-ripened peaches from farm to grocery stores within 24 hours of harvest — a feat yet to be available at scale for U.S. growers. The flight test served as a crucial step in reducing time and touch points between farms and consumers.

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“To call this program groundbreaking is an understatement. We believe autonomous aircraft will transform the future of the fresh produce industry,” said Tim Riley, President of the Giumarra Companies. “This test proved the technology is viable and will

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