Exhibitors at RBTE, Europe's largest end-to-end retail solutions event, were invited to submit entries to take part in the Innovation Trail and Awards 2017 – and our expert industry panel of judges have now had their say on which businesses and their solutions will gain special focus at the expo next month. 

The shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at RBTE, and highlighted on the ‘Winners Wall’, with the overall winner being announced at RBTE on the first day (Monday 8 May) at the Dilax Big Party in the Gloodoo Champagne Bar at 4.45pm. 

The judging panel selected 16 innovations for the shortlist and over the next two weeks, Essential Retail will be introducing you to the clever technologies in a series of articles. This time, we take a look at Checkpoint Systems, KlarnaQmatic and Xhockware.

Checkpoint Systems

Product: EVOLVE-Store™

Checkpoint Systems EVOLVE-Store™ solution represents a new approach to the connected store by putting the consumer experience at its heart. Through its suite of components, EVOLVE-Store™ aids enterprise level reporting for retailers, giving teams visibility of what is happening across their estate. By combining data from various sensing devices, store managers are given the information they need to ensure staff proactively engage with shoppers at the right time to drive a sale, organically deter opportunistic thefts, reduce shrink and increase on-shelf availability.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  456

Klarna

Product:  Klarna Checkout, Klarna Payments

Klarna payment solutions are designed to appeal to – and drive revenue from – online and mobile millennial consumers. Offering the simplest, easiest online payment checkout available we deliver truly frictionless eCommerce and a great customer experience. This includes one-click repeat purchases across multiple merchant sites, Pay After Delivery and instant access to online consumer financing for shoppers.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  773

Qmatic UK Ltd

Product: Qmatic M8

Qmatic have integrated its Customer Journey Platform with Pepper, the first humanoid Robot. In this powerful partnership with Emotion Robotics they are delivering innovative ways to engage customers. Pepper is connected into the customer experience collecting data by responding to customer needs and will book appointments and action click and collect requests.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number  1511

Xhockware

Product: YouBeep

YouBeep is a mobile checkout solution based on two components: a patented pluggable device compatible with any retailer POS system and a mobile app. YouBeep allows to checkout a full cart in under a minute. It’s ideal for retailers who want to improve customer satisfaction while reducing operational costs.

Go see the innovative technology at: stand number : 600