Viessmann Refrigeration Introduces AI-driven Stores at EuroShop 2023


The largest retail trade show in the world, EuroShop 2023, will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from February 26 to March 2, 2023. It will include an Express Store solution from Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions and Pixevia, two prominent providers of commercial refrigeration solutions.

Food merchants can operate their stores more effectively, free up floor space for profitable grocery sales, and optimize their in-store operations and selection with the use of real-time data thanks to automated stores powered by AI, cameras, and sensor technologies. The future of food retail will be heavily influenced by digitalization. At EuroShop 2023, Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions and Pixevia will showcase a convenience store that integrates “instant walk-in, walk-out” technology with its 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.

According to Mindaugas Eglinskas, CEO of Pixevia, the Express Store improves the customer shopping experience, as well as optimizes operational costs for retailers. “Smaller smart stores just around the corner are a great alternative to large supermarkets in remote locations. In addition, they are a better fit to match the habits of the modern consumer. We look forward to EuroShop and having the opportunity to show our technology integrated with Viessmann refrigerated cabinets”, says Mindaugas Eglinskas.

Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions’ sales and service network across Europe provide full project capabilities in integrating automated technology to a turn-key solution for food retail. “Collaboration with Pixevia is an example of co-creation where two companies join forces for the benefit of food retailers. The technology and expertise developed by Pixevia in connection with our refrigerated products brings more added value for our customers and their daily operations. We are happy to show an automated store solution with the Pixevia technology and look forward to the discussions with our customers”, says Frank Winters, CEO of Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions.

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