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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7-Eleven Seeks Japan Labor Efficiency

There are worker shortages in Japan, so 7-Eleven stores are experimenting with RFID tagging to eliminate or greatly simplify checkout, and thus decrease labor needs.    Can this test translate to the US?    Can they tailor the method there and then migrate it.  Can the high cost of RFID be addressed? Recall the tests that Amazon Go is doing with the same idea.  This could a defining US example of retail automation.   More and discussion at Retailwire.

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