Colruyt’s journey towards automated shopping. Takeaways from the Beltug Debate Room of 23 June 2022
Learning from and sharing each other’s projects, operations, technologies, best practices and more, is a key benefit of your Beltug membership. And at this Debate Room, we brought a story well worth sharing: Colruyt’s new frontier, a fully automated, 24/7 shop.
23 / 06 / 22
In November 2021, Colruyt Group opened its first Okay Direct supermarket, which garnered great interest from the press! This first version of a new, innovative, automated, 24/7 shop concept is located in the heart of Ghent, and is open to everyone. But the story starts a year earlier. Achim Kraft, Innovation Officer @Smart Technics, and Tim Van Parys, IT Architect @Smart Technics, shared insight into the technology, approach and challenges of creating innovation as part of the vision of the Colruyt Group.
We have put together a Paper on Colruyt’s experience. It, along with Colruyt’s presentation and the recording from the event, are available for our members (after login):
- Colruyt’s user story: Adopting innovative technologies, innovation tracks, projects and funnels
- Colruyt presentation: Adopting innovation technologies: Smart Technics