• Kroger last week announced the soft launch of a new 375,000-square-foot automated customer fulfillment center (CFC) located in the Atlanta area, offering free delivery of orders of $35 and more to customers who signed up to be part of the launch.
This is the fourth of the CFCs opened by Kroger, and the largest to this point.
• From Travel Agent Central:
"Hudson, which has more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, has announced it is the first retailer in the travel industry to offer Amazon’s palm recognition service, Amazon One. The service is now available at Hudson Nonstop—powered by Just Walk Out technology—at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).
"With the addition of Amazon One, Hudson is providing travelers with a contactless ways to enter, shop and pay. As the first-ever Just Walk Out technology-enabled store in an airport to deploy Amazon One, Hudson Nonstop at DAL now offers travelers two different options to enter and pay - either by inserting their credit or debit card or by hovering their palm over the Amazon One device at the store’s entry gate. First-time Amazon One users can sign up at the enrollment kiosk located outside of Hudson Nonstop to securely associate a credit or debit card with their unique palm signature before entering the store.
"If a traveler has previously enrolled in Amazon One at select Amazon Go, Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Pop Up or Whole Foods Market stores, they will not need to visit the enrollment kiosk; they can simply hover their palm over the Amazon One device at the entry gates to enter this Hudson Nonstop. Once travelers have completed their shopping, the card linked to their Amazon One ID will be charged for the items they selected and left the store with."