Supermarket giant Carrefour Belgium has teamed up with Visa Europe and transaction services provider Worldline to roll out contactless payments in 747 stores across the country by the end of this year... More
Supermarket giant Carrefour has installed 600 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in its 28 hypermarkets in Romania to guide shoppers around the stores and to deliver personalised promotions and offers either directly to their smartphones or to Samsung tablets affixed to the handles of their shopping carts. More
Ant Financial has released a new version of its Alipay app for iOS and Android, adding new Friends and Merchants tabs that provide support for peer-to-peer payments and for Koubei, the US$1bn mobile commerce joint venture between Ant Financial and Alibaba that was announced last month. More
French supermarket giant Carrefour is piloting an LED in-store lighting system in its Lille hypermarket that sends location-based services, offers and promotions to a shopper’s smartphone anywhere across the 7,800 square metre shop floor... More
Customers at a Carrefour hypermarket in Paris are now able to use their smartwatch to access their digital shopping list, tick off items as they go and receive loyalty points when they check out... More
Supermarket giant Carrefour and convenience store group Nisa are piloting a new technology that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons attached to trolleys and baskets to track a shopper’s journey around the store... More
Groupement des Cartes Bancaires CB, the French bank card association which pioneered the use of chip cards for payments in the 1980s, expects to enable member banks to issue customers with keyfobs supporting fingerprint payments by the end of this year... More
French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world’s fourth largest retailer, has opened a new hypermarket equipped with 55,000 NFC shelf-edge labels that let consumers interact with products... More
France-based Store Electronic Systems has deployed more than four million NFC electronic shelf-edge labels to a dozen retailers — and expects to sell a total of 5m this year and at least another 10m next year... More
The French retail giant’s convenience store chain has launched ‘Mon Panier’, a mobile app that lets customers order and pay for their grocery shopping with their mobile phone — and then identify themselves via an NFC and QR-code enabled kiosk when they arrive at the store to collect their order. More
The Ergosum consortium, comprising France’s leading retailers, store card providers and mobile operators, has published detailed specifications and use cases for the implementation of NFC payments, coupon redemption and loyalty points management at the point of sale, ahead of planned large scale consumer testing. More
The Ergosum consortium of French retailers and operators has published its specifications and two use cases, for both traditional points of sale and self-checkout scenarios, ahead of planned large-scale testing of NFC in the French retail sector later this year... More
The world’s second largest retailer, part of the French Ergosum consortium aiming to launch a large scale NFC project by the end of this year, will begin converting its own brand credit/loyalty cards to contactless next month… More
France’s largest retail chains have agreed to work together with the country’s leading mobile operators to put in place a series of large scale near field communication trials that will see consumers using NFC phones to make payments and manage their loyalty cards. More
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