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A review of LogiMat, 2019

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OUR VERDICT: LogiMAT is held annually at Messe Stuttgart in Germany. It is one of the key logistics events in Europe. Download Styleintelligence's free Goods to Person robotics report here 10 halls, feet hurting after a day running around The intralogistics event is held over 10 large exhibition halls each full of interesting exhibitors.Since we only had one day to visit the show which runs over three days we practically ran through the halls to see all G2P suppliers we are covering in our Goods to Person Robotics 2019 report. One of the key impressions is that AutoStore is now...

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NRF 2019 Review of Frictionless Stores

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A review of the frictionless store concepts on view at #NRF2019; Ai-Fi, Cloud Pick, Cisco, Toshiba, Zippin, and Soul-M. Only one of these appeared commercially available right now - Cloud Pick, a Chinese company.

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The Boohoo & Missguided effect is creating new business in Manchester; this time LOTD

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Sitting in a cafe a day or two before Christmas 2017 we saw a bus with an advertisment promoting a new clothing website -> www.lotd.com Source: Screenshot of lotd.com on 21 Dec, 2017. Our thought was initially - Is there another company starting to use the TfL advertising trick as used by Boohoo, Missguided, Nasty Gal, Prettylittlething, Heist Studios and other pureplay online fashion retailers? After a quick check we noticed one of the directors of Lotd Ltd resigned from Boohoo.com UK Ltd in April 2017. Lotd Ltd was incorporated in March 2017 and share its office address with TheRobertStreetHub,...

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China Watch: Self-Serve Convenience Stores

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Self-service stores is a big thing in China. At what point will Chinese companies lead and businesses like Amazon follow?

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Gamification - making online shopping fun! (a chat with Hullabalook)

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Hullabalook aim to make product discovery fun from its current offices located in True.'s incubator/accelerator space in Victoria, just around the corner of the old House of Fraser head office. "We build beautiful and playful online shopping experiences that help to make finding the products we want to buy faster and easier." (Hullabalook) The company launched in June 2016 and moved into the True. space almost immediately and have been there since. Hullabalook is now a team of 10 people backed by Passion Capital and Playfair Capital. Clients already include Made.com, Houseology, Mamas & Papas, Kavehome and John Lewis. An...

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