SAN FRANCISCO and TEMPE, Ariz.—Circle K has partnered with Standard AI, a checkout technology company, to install an AI-powered checkout-free system in one of its stores in Tempe, Ariz.
Using AI-powered cameras mounted throughout the store, the system identifies the products shoppers pick up and records the purchases on the Circle K mobile app.
“At Circle K, we are committed to using innovation to improve the customer experience,” said Magnus Tägtström, head of global digital innovation at Alimentation Couche-Tard. “We are excited about using autonomous systems to support our in-store team members and deliver a better customer experience for shoppers.”
Circle K installed the system in an existing store without changing the layout of the store, and the checkout-free system is fully integrated with the store’s retail operations, including inventory management systems and visual merchandising.
“We are excited to partner with Circle K to open the first of a series of autonomous checkout experiences in Arizona that truly enhance the customer experience,” said Jordan Fisher, CEO and co-founder, Standard AI. “This is a groundbreaking moment for our company and its mission to shape the way people shop for years to come.”
Circle K plans to install the checkout-free system in more stores in Arizona.