Pressure-sensitive shelf mats, like Panasonic’s Powershelf (which are already in use at some Whole Foods stores), alert store employees when a product needs to be restocked so shoppers are never left disappointed by an empty shelf. Clothing stores like Nordstrom and Burberry have been innovating with technology for quite some time now. However, as Whole Foods develops its new stores with technology at the core, it’s likely we could see other major retailers follow suit.
The new “hip-cool technology-oriented” chain will be named 365 by Whole Foods Market,slated to open next year. The stores would be geared toward the large population of 18- to 34-year-olds and offer all-natural food at lower prices