Technology is disrupting many industries leaving people without jobs, and retail is no exception as the first unmanned food store opened in Sweden. Located in Viken, the shop has no cashier or other staff. Everything is powered by smartphone use, which is a triumph for the mobile commerce field.
Human IT specialist Robert Ilijason runs the unmanned food store. Smartphones are used for absolutely everything in the small convenience shop, from unlocking the door to scanning items for purchase and paying the items. This is all thanks to an app 39 year old Ilijason developed. Open 24/7, the mobile-powered retail space gives the term 'app store' a whole new meaning. Customers need simply register for the service, download the app and pay a monthly bill.
As far as human involvement goes, Ilijason still stocks the store and is prepared to take more drastic forms of loss prevention under control with a crowbar.