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Discounts at major convenience stores AI to prevent unsold products and reduce “food loss”
Amid the issue of "food loss," which is the disposal of food that is still edible, a major convenience store chain has created a new system that uses AI = artificial intelligence to predict product sales at each store and lead to discounts in order to reduce unsold items such as bento boxes. We have developed it and will soon start a demonstration experiment.
With the cancellation of the declaration, the movement to restart the izakaya chain continues to be difficult due to the time limit
In Tokyo and other areas, the state of emergency has shifted to priority measures such as prevention of spread, and even in areas subject to priority measures, alcoholic beverages can be served at restaurants. In line with this, major izakaya chains are planning to reopen some of the stores that were closed, but the service time and the number of customers are limited, and the difficult situation is likely to continue for the time being.
Department stores such as Tokyo and Osaka will be open on Saturdays and Sundays.
With the shift from a state of emergency to priority measures such as prevention of spread in Tokyo and Osaka prefectures, requests for holidays on Saturdays and Sundays that have been issued to large commercial facilities such as department stores will be eased.