Towards a future with digital and automated food retail operations
Mainz, Germany, 18th of January 2023 – Automated stores powered by AI, cameras and sensor-technology help food retailers to operate the stores more efficiently, free up floor space for valuable grocery sales and to optimize their in-store operations and assortment with the support of real-live data. Digitalization will play an important part of the future of food retail and at EuroShop 2023 Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions together with Pixevia will present an example of a convenience store with integrated „instant walk-in, walk-out“ technology in combination with Viessmann’s refrigeration solutions.
The Express Store at the Viessmann stand operates by using ceiling cameras and smart shelves to keep track of which products customers pick up in the store. The technology allows stores to operate without cashiers — the store automatically detects items taken from the shelves and creates a virtual shopping cart. Pixevia’s AI algorithm continuously analyzes the data received from the cameras and shelves to ensure the process is swift and accurate.
The Viessmann Group is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, industrial, and refrigeration solutions. This family enterprise was founded in 1917, has 13,000 employees, and the group’s turnover amounts to €3.4 billion.
Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions is one of the leading European manufacturers of commercial refrigeration and clean room solutions, renowned for their energy efficiency, sustainability, ease of use and maintenance.
Viessmann’s refrigeration product and service portfolio includes refrigerated cabinets, refrigeration systems, cold and clean room solutions, accessories and related services. Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions employs nearly 1,700 professionals in Europe. The products are manufactured at Viessmann factories in Germany and Finland and are represented by local sales offices in 20 countries, backed up by an extensive network of partner companies.
PIXEVIA (legal entity name Magma Solutions, UAB) is the leading European software provider for fully automated stores. Since the foundation in 2011, the company has developed a range of artificial intelligence solutions for robotics, drones, smart parking and autonomous stores. From 2018 the company has focused exclusively on retail automation and launched the first AI-driven, autonomous store in Europe in 2019. The company has offices in Vilnius, Lithuania and London, United Kingdom.