Summing up the results of the first year of the Retail Innovation Tech Alliance (RITA)

Nine startups have been chosen to launch a pilot with the X5 Group. Among them are the AI-based service for processing customer feedback and the robot that displays goods on the shelf. All startups were found as a result of the RITA’s selection deal flow sessions, the alliance created in February 2020 by leading Russian retail and technology companies X5 Group, Beeline, M.Video-Eldorado Group, Hoff in order to scout and adopt innovations.

Eugenia Barchenko, Co-Founder and COO of GoTech Innovation consulting company spoke with X5 Group experts Denis Levchenko, Head of Scouting, and Natalia Martemianova, Scouting Project Manager. GoTech Innovation was the scouting operator in Russia and Europe in spring and autumn 2020. From the interview, you can learn which business drivers are the key in Retail and what should be paid attention to when participating in the upcoming RITA selections. 

Read the full interview on our blog on Medium. 

Stay tuned for the news from RITA and GoTech Innovation so you don’t miss the start of the next selection.



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