Retail innovation lab

AI-driven automated checkouts are coming soon to Couche-Tard’s Quebec locations

Published: 7 September 2022

Over the next two years, Alimentation Couche-Tard is installing more than 7,000 automated check-outs that use artificial intelligence to recognize the products that customers want to purchase,...

Health data analytics can help improve access to health care

Published: 24 August 2022

Health questionnaires are time-consuming – for doctors and patients alike. “The digitalization of all of those questions would allow patients to do lot of work before visiting a physician,” says...

Technology used in Retail Innovation Lab to be deployed at scale

Published: 16 June 2022

McGill’s Retail Innovation Lab is a testing ground for new technologies, and an automated check-out system that it is currently using will be deployed in 7000 Couche-Tard and Circle K locations....

McGill’s Retail Innovation Lab is the first frictionless store in Canada

Published: 2 June 2022

At a glance, the Couche-Tard in the Bronfman Building looks much like any other. But it is actually an innovative research facility that uses technology to improve our understanding consumer...

Professor Maxime Cohen makes Poets&Quants 2022 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors list

Published: 16 May 2022

Poets&Quants has named Professor Maxime Cohen to its annual Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors of 2022 list. The influential business school news site annually recognizes professors under the age...

In-store shopping technologies can replicate the ease of online shopping

Published: 29 March 2022

Standing in a check-out line is the least pleasant part of the shopping experience – and it could become a thing of the past. New technology is allowing shoppers to make in-store purchases with...

New frontiers for frictionless retail

Published: 15 November 2021

With a simple app download, customers can shop in-person at several Couche-Tard stores in Arizona without even taking out their credit card. And, with new contactless technology, stores can track...

Retail Innovation Lab inaugurated by Quebec Minister of the Economy

Published: 15 November 2021

The Retail Innovation Lab at McGill University in partnership with Alimentation Couche-Tard has been officially inaugurated by Lucie Lecours, Quebec’s Minister of the Economy. As the first of its...

Alimentation Couche-Tard expands frictionless retail experience

Published: 14 October 2021

Through its partnership with the retail innovation lab, Alimentation Couche-Tard is working steadily to develop frictionless shopping solutions using AI tracking and smartphone technology....


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