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At the same time, because the entire 70,000-square-foot World’s Fair pavilion was connected, Coop learned how consumers interacted with the products, which products and layouts were most successful, how consumers moved through the store, how they paid and more. Sauce for pasta and meatballs The resulting experience, says Gabriele Tubertini, Coop Italia’s CIO, exceeded every expectation — including how much information the consumers sought. Homemade red sauce for pasta (The display also was named the event’s “ Best Use of Technology” by Exhibitor magazine.)

“In today’s supermarket this information reaches the consumer in a fragmented way,” Tubertini says. Homemade pasta sauces from scratch “But in the near future, we will be able to discover everything there is to know about the apple we are looking at: the tree it grew on, the CO² it produces, the chemical treatments it received and its journey to the supermarket shelf.”

Those visitors asked so many questions and showed such interest that Coop has since formed a task force to turn the prototypes into reality, exploring what particular information is most relevant to its consumers and the best way to deliver it.

“The Supermarket of the Future has been a fantastic opportunity for Coop to play with a new [store] concept, based on innovative layout and state-of-the-art technologies, because it gave us the priceless possibility of measuring in real time how the customers were reacting to our suggestions,” Tubertini says.


In addition to the technology, the store also harkened back to those early marketplace days with a smaller footprint and fewer items on display, quickly replenished from innovative warehouses directly below.

Almost 35 percent of Coop’s sales are generated from private-label products, Tubertini says, and being able to better connect consumers to growth and supply chain history could be an even greater differentiator. Homemade spaghetti sauce made from scratch The company is considering, for example, how to provide specific information about the genesis of its high-end olive oil.

Here, the inspiration comes from one of the Supermarket of the Future partners: Barilla Group, the makers of Barilla brand pastas and sauces. Homemade garlic sauce for pasta For the project, Barilla worked with Cisco, Penelope S.p.A. Homemade fresh tomato pasta sauce recipe and NTT Data to develop QR codes that tell the story of specific production batches. Making a sauce for pasta Consumers could scan the code on limited-edition boxes of farfalle pasta to learn the region and date of the durum wheat harvest, see photos of farm families and discover the different varieties available. Easy homemade spaghetti meat sauce recipe The QR codes were also available on packages of tomato and basil sauce. Recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce from scratch The new platform, Safety for Food, is powered by ValueGo software and allows for compliance checks and the tracking and tracing of food all along the supply chain.

“By simply scanning the QR code on a box of pasta or jar of sauce, you gain unbelievably deep insight into that box, what’s behind it and perhaps more importantly, the brand,” says Shaun Kirby, chief technology officer of rapid prototyping for Cisco, who leads the company’s pioneering solution efforts.

“Because we’re essentially tracking every grain of wheat from farm to shelf, we can know the percentage of the different grains in that box from the different farms. Making pasta sauce from scratch This may seem like a very minor point. Tomato pasta sauce slimming world But it is of great interest, more and more, to Millennials, in terms of understanding the products that they’re buying — especially if they’re picking a brand of pasta early in their shopping careers.”

Beyond that, he says Barilla is using the data for predictive blending, which can help overcome factors like unexpected changes in weather or farming conditions in certain areas that impact the quality of wheat.

In the meantime, Cisco has been working with numerous other retailers to incorporate the Internet of Things into operations, boosting consumer-centric store experiences while at the same time providing valuable insight through the data collected.

At The Dandy Lab, a London-based men’s lifestyle and retail store, interactive mannequins converse with consumers about individual products and special offers through a smartphone application. Homemade tomato and chilli pasta sauce The store also features a virtual discovery engine powered by Snap Fashion that scans clothing and offers accessory suggestions, and cameras at foot level that merge with sales statistics to provide store analytics without the privacy issues of facial recognition.

The connectivity available through the Internet of Things is causing disruption across numerous industries, Kirby says — and retail is near the top of the list of potential impact. Easy homemade tomato sauce for pasta The challenge is that technology is advancing so quickly that even taking a “fast-follower” approach can be detrimental. Homemade pasta sauce with canned tomatoes Hyperawareness, informed decision making and fast action will all be required for retailers to survive in the future, he says.

Recent studies by Cisco have shown that only 24 percent of retailers are taking the necessary action to make it through the “digital vortex” the Internet of Things will bring. The best homemade pasta sauce Cisco forecasts $506 billion at stake in terms of newly created wealth, and wealth exchanging hands from these technologies and experiences between 2016 and 2018, accelerating to $2.8 trillion over the following 10 years.