Food Aldi, Rewe & Co: Digitally unlock shopping carts via the app
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Large retailers such as Aldi, Lidl or Rewe are always looking for new ways to make the shopping experience more pleasant for their customers. This also includes the easier handling of shopping carts, which in future can probably be unlocked without a chip or coin.
At Rewe, Aldi and Co. nothing works without a shopping cart. If you have a shopping cart, you buy more because there is space. If you don't have a car, you buy less accordingly. Of course, retailers don't want that and will be relying on digital options in the future to maximize the shopping cart experience.
Hundreds of tractors block Aldi warehouses
In several federal states, hundreds of farmers blocked Aldi central warehouses in various places between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. © Daniel Bockwoldt / dpa Farmers are blocking the access to the Aldi central warehouse in Seevetal, Lower Saxony, with tractors. In Lower Saxony there were blockade campaigns in Weyhe (district of Diepholz), Seevetal (district of Harburg), Beverstedt (district of Cuxhaven), Lingen and Hesel (district of Leer) and Rinteln (district of Schaumburg).
Unlock shopping trolleys via the
app The Wanzl company, founded by Rudolf Wanzl in 1948, is Germany's number one shopping trolley manufacturer and has its product in almost every supermarket in Germany.
Wanzl has been working on a smart trolley that can be unlocked via smartphone or smartwatch for years. You can save yourself the search for a chip or a one-euro coin.
You need an app with the help of which the deposit lock is unlocked via NFC or Bluetooth signal,The future of shopping . The technology is already ready for the market, assures Wanzl, and assumes that customers are very willing to use the new technology.
The goal is to make shopping easier and more pleasant. This does not mean that from next year there will only be cars that can be unlocked digitally. Older and less digitally savvy people in particular should still be able to use the classic coin method. And they will be able to do that too.
You want to run a test phase and first see how the smartphone unlocking is received by customers, according to a company spokesman. Wenzl does not expect widespread availability in the next few years, as the costs for technology and software are currently still deterring dealers.
But digitization cannot be stopped and is spreading into more and more areas of our lives. So it seems only a question of time before there are digital shopping carts at Aldi, Lidl and Rewe that you can unlock not (only) with a coin, but also with an app.
Aldi Is Planning On Opening 100 New Stores Across The U.S. This Year .
It will open in its 38th state!While we don't know exactly when these new locations will open or precisely where they will be, we did get some hints via Aldi's other big news. The chain first announced a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, AL. The massive, 564,000-square-foot facility will serve up to 100 stores in Alabama, Southern Georgia, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, and Louisiana, the latter of which will become the 38th state with an Aldi, the chain announced.