Alexa Shopping List Savings is a new coupon feature for Amazon’s voice assistant

While you may buy a lot of stuff on Amazon, most people don’t do their weekly grocery shopping with the retail giant (unless Whole Foods is your local store). Amazon is therefore missing a big chunk of your shopping habits, and now, it’s offering an incentive for you to hand over that data: grocery coupons.

Alexa Shopping List Savings, which launched this month, is a new feature for the digital assistant that lets you clip coupons in the Alexa app for items you’ve added to your shopping list. The savings are added up, and the cashback is put on your digital Amazon gift card within a few days. The US-only service is now available to all customers and works exclusively with the Alexa app’s pre-installed shopping list.

How the coupons appear in the Alexa shopping list.
Screenshot Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge

Items can be added to the

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Innovative Retailer: The Skateroom – Retail Insider

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The Name: The Skateroom

The Place: Headquartered in Belgium but rocking all over the world…

The Story: Get me my deck, it’s time to do some slappy grinds.

What? Take me to the half pipe – it’s time to do some primo slides.

What?  Now watch this backside grab.

That doesn’t sound good: Skateboarding innit.

I see: It’s relevant because this is a skating story. Marrying the counterculture phenomenon with the socially enterprising empowerment of the youth.

I see. And what it is actually retailing: Skateboards. But not just normal skateboards. These are not boards that you actually use, oh no no no.

Decorative art or sport? You decide.
copyright @theskateroom.com

Now I don’t see anymore: They go on the wall. They send you a free wall hanging kit and everything.

So it’s actually art? Yaaaassss. It’s a piece of decorative, often

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Knightscope Signs New Shopping Center Contract in Yonkers, New York

Public Safety Innovator Continues Market Expansion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP], a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced that it has executed a new contract with a New York shopping center owner. Seven years ago yesterday, on Star Wars Day, Knightscope deployed its first robot at a popular Silicon Valley mall – an expanding use case with proven, ongoing successes. Protecting large parking lots and structures by enhancing existing security operations with a K5 Autonomous Security Robot (ASR) helps to deter common challenges among mall owners and management companies such as trespassers, criminal mischief, and catalytic converter theft, while ensuring the safety of employee and patron vehicles to help promote a more enjoyable and lucrative shopping experience.

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Knightscope Signs New Shopping

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Grocery on-demand: what do the big supermarkets offer?

Grocery

Tesco

Tesco offers groceries on-demand via its own Whoosh service alongside its partnership with speedy delivery firm Gorillas.

Whoosh launched in May 2021 and allows customers to order online or via the Tesco or Clubcard apps and have their purchases delivered within an hour.

Tesco Whoosh
Tesco launced its own grocery on-demand service Whoosh

The service has already expanded it to 200 Express Stores across the UK and Tesco CEO Ken Murphy plans to roll it out to at least 600 Tesco stores by the end of next year.

Earlier this month, Tesco teamed up with Uber to bolster its Whoosh rapid delivery service.

The partnership means that couriers that use the Uber Eats app will fulfil Whoosh orders placed on Tesco.com or Tesco’s apps.

The tie-up is set to go live in 20 stores across the country in Edinburgh, Bradford, Portsmouth, Norwich, St Albans and Letchworth.

Whoosh is delivered by courier

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