“Consumer shopping behavior is changing rapidly. We want to be part of this development and offer new kinds of smoother and faster customer experiences. The Easy Deli product scanner is the first of its kind in Finland and a huge leap forward compared to conventional self-checkouts. This makes the shopping experience much quicker and easier. The closest references are found in China, where RFID-based shops have received positive feedback for their user-friendliness,” said Jukka Peltoniemi, who is responsible for automated services at Neste.
Avery Dennison tags ensure performance and reliability
Avery Dennison supplies different UHF tag models, including AD-456 on-metal tags, which were developed for this use case, and AD-180 small circular tags, all of them providing the performance and reliability required for fast, safe, and convenient self-checkout while maintaining other easily demonstrable benefits for convenience stores. These benefits include unheard-of levels of visibility of inventory and the entire supply chain, plus a reduction in labor costs of up to 50% for retailers. It also enables a frictionless and touchless experience for shoppers, which is something consumers are starting to demand more and more, especially in light of COVID-19.
“We are pleased to be the exclusive supplier of UHF RFID labels for this groundbreaking store concept led by Neste in Finland. It serves as a beacon for Avery Dennison’s comprehensive efforts to enable frictionless grocery shopping. Neste has demonstrated how technology can be used to create an innovative shopping experience that is fast, seamless and exciting, whilst limiting unnecessary interaction with other people,” said Francisco Melo, VP/GM, Avery Dennison Intelligent Labels.