Is Bloom the U.S. version of Metro Group's Future Store? Metro Group, the retailing giant based in Dusseldorf, Germany, unveiled a supermarket in nearby Rheinberg last year replete with more in-store technology under one roof than ever before seen in retailing: an "intelligent" produce scale, personal shopping assistant, a variety of kiosks, electronic shelf labels, self-scanning, and applications of RFID, among other things. On May 26, Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., opened a ...

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