Exhibitors at RBTE, Europe's largest end-to-end retail solutions event, were invited to submit entries to take part in the Innovation Trail and Awards 2017 – and our expert industry panel of judges have now had their say on which businesses and their solutions will gain special focus at the expo next month. 

The shortlisted entries will be featured in the Innovation Trail at RBTE, and highlighted on the ‘Winners Wall’, with the overall winner being announced at RBTE on the first day (Monday 8 May) at the Dilax Big Party in the Gloodoo Champagne Bar at 4.45pm. 

The judging panel selected 16 innovations for the shortlist and over the next two weeks, Essential Retail will be introducing you to the clever technologies in a series of articles. This time, we take a look at Omnico Group, SmartPixels, Tulip Retail and Tubular Systems.

Omnico Group 

Product: Retail Mobile Self-scan App, powered by Omnico.

Working with Coop Denmark, Omnico's Cloud-based products have powered the grocer’s revolutionary mobile applications. This includes real-time bonus point calculations for the brands loyalty app via omniEngage, and the use of omniBasket to enable the self-scan app, allowing customers to scan a product once, then skip the till queue.

Go see the innovative technology at stand number 260

SmartPixels

Product:  Projected Augmented Reality

SmartPixels is a French start-up which developed a technology reinventing the customer experience in brick-and-mortar stores. Based on projection-mapping and augmented reality, the technology turns any object into a screen. Brands are now able to use their own real products as interaction and communication channels.

Go see the innovative technology at stand number: 10

Tulip Retail

Product:  Tulip Retail Mobile Associate App

Tulip Retail is a cloud-based software provider focused on mobile solutions for retail brick and mortar stores, specifically mobile apps for sales associates and store managers. In 2016, Tulip grew 400% and added customers like Coach, Saks Fifth Ave, Kate Spade, ToysRUs, and Bonobos. Its mobile apps (Assisted Selling, Clienteling, Mobile Checkout and Store Communications) empower retail workers, transform the in-store customer experience and drive sales.

Go see the innovative technology at stand number: 1400

Tubular Systems Ltd

Product:  Tubular System

Tubular Systems is a contemporary, compact and a very sophisticated kiosk dispensing system. Including light box and interactive POS screen, Tubular systems entice any inquisitive customer over. Payment is fast and efficient, accepting debit / credit card including contactless payment such as apple and android pay.

Go see the innovative technology at stand number 263