Coles 360 boosts product capabilities with new Broadsign partnership and Nova agreement
Coles 360 has announced a new partnership with out-of-home ad tech provider Broadsign and an agreement with Nova.
Paul Brooks, General Manager at Coles 360, says: “We’re determined to provide unique, impactful, and measurable omnichannel media solutions and these partnerships allow us to do just that.”
SeeChange Technologies bags new investors, raises £8 million in seed extension funding
SeeChange Technologies, a specialist in retail focused visual AI, has announced the closing of its Series A funding of £8 million led by TriplePoint, with participation from new investors including Runa Capital and True Capital, and original backer Crane Venture Partners.
SeeChange’s visual AI platform, SeeWare, aims to enhance self-checkout, preempt stockouts, improve safety and reduce loss. SeeWare processes video from retailers’ existing hardware and this is deployed and scaled across the retail enterprise.
SeeWare has been piloted and commercially trialed by retail customers and partners including Diebold Nixdorf.
EON Balenciaga tie up enables ‘connection between physical products and inspiration of art and music behind them’
EON has announced a partnership with Balenciaga to launch what is pitched as an industry first, tech enabled merch series with an exclusive media experience for Balenciaga customers that will give them access to a custom produced song by Archive, a London-based trip-hop group.
The song, titled Patterns, was composed exclusively for Balenciaga Music and is not available anywhere else or through any other channel.
According to a press release: “The launch marks the beginning of a new era where fashion products are not just physical assets, but also gateways to multimedia experiences where customers can connect directly with brands and creators”.
Coalescent Mobile Robotics hires Oskar Lauritzen as CEO as Danish startup eyes next phase of growth
Danish company Coalescent Mobile Robotics (CM-Robotics) has announced the appointment of Oskar Lauritzen as its new Chief Executive Officer.
CM-Robotics develops and sells autonomous mobile robots that streamline in-store transportation needs, addressing tasks such as order fulfilment, restocking, and garbage collection.
Lauritzen ssys: “With a decade in SaaS, I’m eager to integrate my scaling expertise with robotics in the commerce sector.”
“I’m passionate about building for scale, and having spent many years working with grocery retailers, combining software and now hardware with the grocery industry, joining a strong and passionate team at CM-Robotics is exciting.”
Clionadh Martin, the current CEO and founder of Coalescent Mobile Robotics, will transition to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
NorgesGruppen picks Manhattan Associates technology for growth of premium supermarket brand MENY
Norway’s largest grocery retailer, NorgesGruppen, has chosen Manhattan Active Warehouse Management to meet the expanding delivery expectations for customers of its premium supermarket brand, MENY.
The NorgesGruppen family includes household Norwegian brands such as Kiwi, Meny, Spar and Joker, covering the full range of grocery retail.
With 1,800 grocery stores, a further 900 retail convenience goods stores, plus ASKO, NorgesGruppen’s wholesale arm, which offers over 25,000 products, to 14,000 clients from an additional 13 warehouses, the organisation offers food and consumer goods to 88% of the country.