Netto and Trigo open smart supermarket featuring real-time receipts
As a retail tech provider, Trigo relies on strong partnerships with visionary retailers. When we build such rewarding partnerships, together we can break one tech barrier after another and redefine what’s possible in retail innovation.
Early on, we recognized a true innovation partner in German discounter Netto. After collaborating to bring together Trigo’s checkout-free solution and Netto’s discount shopping experience at our first joint store in Munich, we set our sights on a new ambitious target. Now, I’m delighted to announce that together, we brought to market real-time receipts, for the first time in a computer vision-powered smart supermarket. I consider this a defining moment in retail automation.
Trigo’s latest store, our second with Netto, is a tech marvel. At 800 sqm it is the largest frictionless store in Europe and the world’s largest retrofitted grocery supermarket, with some 5,000 SKUs. But the real innovation is our real-time receipt experience. Shoppers at the new Netto store will be able to view and approve their baskets and pay (using card or mobile payment) before they leave the store. We predict this feature will accelerate consumer adoption of frictionless checkout by inspiring confidence and trust in the technology.
What’s more, by achieving real-time receipt capability, Trigo’s EasyOut solution now directly addresses the most stringent retail regulations, opening up new markets in those areas where it is a legal requirement to provide a receipt in real-time while the shopper is in the store. Netto Regensburg is a true first, but moving forward we will enable real-time receipts in all Trigo-powered stores. The store automation 2.0 revolution is underway.