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Smart Retail

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing the retail industry with innovative solutions for supply chain efficiencies, utility conservation, store security, real-time merchandise monitoring, and smart ant-theft devices for retail stores. Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol provide an efficient platform for long range, low cost and easy to deploy IoT retail applications.

White Papers

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Transportation providers, healthcare, food services, and many other verticals want to replace inefficient manual processes with geolocation asset management solutions that offer long range communication and ultra-low power consumption. This e-book details five asset management applications incorporating geolocation services and data.
Transforming Geolocation With LoRa®
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The future of IoT in retail will see retailers using IoT to support their business in a wide variety of areas including real-time merchandise, supply chain, utility conservation, store security, and more. This e-book details five smart retail applications used to enhance and improve the retail sales experience.
Transforming Smart Retail With LoRa
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food safety and asset quality management white paper Axino has successfully leveraged Semtech's LoRa devices, combining LoRa sensors with artificial intelligence algorithms, to remotely and automatically detect and manage refrigerated food temperatures within one degree Celsius.
Disrupting Cold Chain Refrigeration & Improving Food Quality by Taking a Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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Discover IoT applications in the retail industry for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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How LoRa enables smart retail infographic InVue LIVE® is a connected IoT platform developed for the retail sector to track, monitor and manage store operations in real time. Learn more about anti-theft monitoring, in-store inventory tracking, wireless displays, and planogram reporting applications with LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol.
InVue and LoRa® Enable Smart Retail
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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Real World Deployments

See how retailers using IoT based on LoRa devices have enabled efficiencies in these real-world smart retail deployments.

On-Demand Postal Services

Swiss Post “Order Pens” leverage Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard, to provide universal postal service to Swiss citizens and businesses. 

LoRa smart retail operations
Smart Retail Operations

InVue leverages LoRa Core™ products and the LoRaWAN protocol in its InVue LIVE solutions for retail display, security and operations to improve retail profitability and security. 

LoRa smart energy monitoring
Connected Plugs for Energy Monitoring

EasyReach's LoRa-based EasyPlug tracks energy consumption and movement in retail refrigerators, machines to prevent waste, theft and tampering.

LoRa-bases food waste prevention
Food Waste Prevention

GND Solutions' LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions help restaurants reduce food waste and enabled one five-star restaurant to reduce food management operational costs up to 40 percent. 

LoRa-based food safety & temperature monitoring solutions
Food Safety Temperature Monitoring

CM Systems, LLC, in collaboration with Laird Connectivity, integrated LoRa devices into ComplianceMate, a food safety temperature monitoring solution utilized by retailers such as Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hard Rock Cafe, City Barbeque, and Hattie B's, preventing inventory loss due to unsafe food storage temperatures. 

LoRa-based smart refrigeration solution
Smart Refrigeration Solutions

Axino Solutions's LoRa-based smart refrigeration solutions track food temperature for the food retail industry, with global deployments in supermarket chains such as Migros, resulting in hundreds of thousands of Euros in savings per year. 

LoRa-based smart water leakage detection
Smart Water Leakage Detection

Apana's smart water utility monitoring system leverages LoRa Technology to save businesses like Costco up to 22% in costs. 

In the News

Articles and press coverage of smart retail solutions featuring LoRa are listed below. 

Electronic Design

Reimagining the End-to-End Retail Experience with IoT Technology

The combination of intelligent hardware and software systems connected via an IoT network is one way to improve the key areas in which retail giants continue to invest: operational readiness and the shopping experience. Read more

Q&A: Marc Pegulu, Vice President Wireless LoRa & IoT – Semtech

The Retail Bulletin speaks with Marc Pegulu, Vice President Wireless LoRa & IoT on the advantages of LoRa and LPWAN for the retail industry. Read more

How IoT Is Making Smart Retail Even Smarter

Through the deployment of a low-power and long-range IoT solution, real-time merchandise monitoring technology can track assets and help stores reduce the cost of having to replace them. This is a game-changer for stores that have long struggled to effectively manage in-store goods as IoT technology provides retailers with access to large amounts of data on customer activity. Read more

Semtech (SMTC) Expands Presence in IoT Market Via SAS Deal

Semtech Corporation SMTC is leaving no stone unturned to bolster presence in the booming Internet of Things (IoT) market on the back of strategic partnerships and robust LoRa technology. Read more
IoT Business News

Semtech Enables InVue LIVE Products With LoRaWAN® to Revolutionize Retail Operations

Semtech Corporation announced its collaboration with InVue, the leading global provider of intelligent hardware and software systems for retail, consumer electronics and data centers, to integrate the LoRaWAN® protocol into InVue LIVE compatible products across retail display, security and operations. Read more

Semtech’s LoRa delivers actionable insights to retailers

Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analogue and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its collaboration with InVue, the global provider of intelligent hardware and software systems for retail, consumer electronics and data centres, to integrate the LoRaWAN protocol into InVue LIVE compatible products across retail display, security and operations. Read more

How Hattie B’s Continues to Bring Hot Chicken to the Masses with Technology

ComplianceMate proactively tracks temperatures in refrigerators and freezers, eliminates human error in manually checking temps and other food safety procedures, and takes 50% less computer time than manual procedures. Read more

Why Smart Temperature Management Needs To Be A Priority For Your Supply Chain

In the era of connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT) solutions are being deployed throughout the supply chain to actively monitor a key factor to food loss and waste: temperature fluctuations. According to the above FAO report, fruits and vegetables account for 21.6% of the total food lost, and roots, tubers and oil-bearing crops account for 25.3%. It’s estimated that just under half (46.9%) of these instances can be mitigated through temperature monitoring solutions. Through the deployment of a low-power and long range (LoRa) IoT solution, real-time temperature monitoring can occur at different levels in the supply chain. Read more
Refrigerated and Frozen Foods

IoT Solution Helps Grocery Retailers Remotely Monitor Temperature of Perishables

For the first time, grocery retailers are able to remotely and non-invasively monitor the product temperature of perishable food in refrigerated equipment. Read more
Network World

IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of beef cattle; restaurant chains use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators. Read more

Use Cases

Learn more about specific IoT use cases in retail leveraging LoRa devices.

LoRa-based Internet of Things smart asset tracking Axino disrupts cold chain refrigeration to ensure food quality.
A Fresh Approach to Asset Quality Management
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LoRa-based smart water leak detection monitor Apana's LoRa-based smart water leakage detection solution enables global corporations, like Costco, to track water usage in real time.
Smart Water Leakage Detection
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Videos featuring retail IoT applications based on LoRa are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

Axino Disrupts Cold Chain Refrigeration to Ensure Food Quality
LoRa-based Smart Water Metering with Apana