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University of Houston Partners with Standard to Open First Retail Store Retrofitted for a Full Checkout-Free Experience

“Market Next” at the University of Houston retrofitted with Standard’s AI-powered platform to transform the retail experience, ensure utmost student safety; students can complete shopping trip in 2.3 seconds

Market Next at University of Houston is the first US store retrofitted for cashierless checkout

Shoppers can take what they want and leave in seconds - they are automatically charged and a receipt is emailed.
Shoppers can take what they want and leave in seconds – they are automatically charged and a receipt is emailed.
Shoppers can take what they want and leave in seconds – they are automatically charged and a receipt is emailed.

Students can walk in, take what they like, and simply walk out

There is no need to scan anything or wait in line to pay.
There is no need to scan anything or wait in line to pay.
There is no need to scan anything or wait in line to pay.

Standard provides the only checkout-free solution that can be quickly and easily installed in existing stores

Retailers don't want to build new stores to get cashierless checkout. Standard can retrofit existing stores with its camera-based system.
Retailers don’t want to build new stores to get cashierless checkout. Standard can retrofit existing stores with its camera-based system.
Retailers don’t want to build new stores to get cashierless checkout. Standard can retrofit existing stores with its camera-based system.

Standard is also retrofitting other Chartwells stores

Chartwells is actively working with Standard to retrofit a series of stores across North America: a convenience store equipped with Standard’s checkout-free technology has opened in North Carolina, and another will soon open in Ontario.
Chartwells is actively working with Standard to retrofit a series of stores across North America: a convenience store equipped with Standard’s checkout-free technology has opened in North Carolina, and another will soon open in Ontario.
Chartwells is actively working with Standard to retrofit a series of stores across North America: a convenience store equipped with Standard’s checkout-free technology has opened in North Carolina, and another will soon open in Ontario.

HOUSTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Convenience just took on a whole new meaning for students at the University of Houston. The university and its dining services partner Chartwells Higher Education, have partnered with Standard, which provides the only checkout-free solution that can be quickly and easily installed in existing stores, to transform an on-campus convenience store into the nation’s first retrofitted, completely touchless, cashierless retail experience.

“Market Next” at Technology Bridge opened on the University of Houston campus today. Operating 24 hours a day, the one-of-a-kind store sells an assortment of snacks, coffee, beverages, microwavable items, sandwiches, and more; and with this revolutionary new system, students can walk in, take what they like, and simply walk out — without ever having to scan anything or wait in line to pay. The fastest full shopping trip recorded with the Standard platform is 2.3 seconds, which can only happen because of its camera-based system, and is especially useful for students who are running late for class.

“Students’ tastes change constantly, and we’re well equipped to handle that. But their shopping preferences evolve too, and we want to continue providing new and unique shopping experiences that are unexpected on a college campus,” said David Riddle, Vice President of Operations for Chartwells Higher Ed, District Manager for UH System Dining. “This is the future of shopping, and with autonomous checkout through Standard, we’ve made it as easy, safe and convenient