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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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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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Infographics

Discover IoT applications in the retail industry for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol by downloading an infographic. 

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.
NEW 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.

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. 

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
Enterprise IoT Insights

Shake Shack, Five Guys, Hard Rock Café put LoRaWAN on the menu

Restaurant chains Shake Shack, Five Guys and Hard Rock Café have deployed LoRa-based temperature monitoring systems in their commercial kitchens. Read more
Fierce Wireless

LoRa Finds Way Into Food Safety

The LoRa wireless protocol has shown a lot of promise in enabling a number of IoT applications. Now, food monitoring can be added to that list. Semtech Corporation, a supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Laird Connectivity has integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol in temperature monitoring sensors developed for the ComplianceMate solution for food safety, created by CM Systems. Read more
Circuit Cellar

Semtech’s LoRa Technology Tapped for Food Temp Monitoring System

Semtech has announced that Laird Connectivity has integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol in temperature monitoring sensors developed for the award-winning ComplianceMate solution, created by CM Systems. CM Systems, a provider of monitoring systems for food safety compliance and operational effectiveness, was the first company to incorporate LoRa-based wireless sensors and LoRaWAN networks in a temperature monitoring system for commercial kitchens. 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

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