Standard AI Launches New Autonomous Checkout Experience

"Standard AI and Circle K have retrofitted a store with fully autonomous checkout in Arizona."

TEMPE -- Circle K plans to open its first AI-powered checkout-free experience in a retrofitted store in Tempe.

The frictionless checkout system allows shoppers to skip the checkout line and delivers accurate receipts in minutes, according to a news release.

Using AI-powered cameras mounted at strategic locations throughout the store, the system identifies the products shoppers pick up and automatically records the purchases on the Circle K mobile app—eliminating time spent at traditional checkout areas.

Standard AI worked with Circle K to retrofit an existing location in Tempe without ceasing store operations or altering its layout. The company was able to integrate fully with the Circle K store’s retail operations, including inventory management systems and visual merchandising.

“We are excited to partner with Circle K to open the first of a series of autonomous checkout experiences in Arizona that truly enhance the customer experience,” said Jordan Fisher, CEO and co-founder, Standard AI. “This is a groundbreaking moment for our company and its mission to shape the way people shop for years to come.”

Bringing the service to several existing stores in Arizona is the next step by Circle K’s parent company, Alimentation Couche-Tard (Couche-Tard). In addition, the new autonomous checkout system enables them to devote more time to customer service and store management. Standard AI’s platform is designed to work without using facial recognition.

“At Circle K, we are committed to using innovation to improve the customer experience,” said Magnus Tägtström, Head of Global Digital Innovation at Couche-Tard. “We are excited about using autonomous systems to support our in-store team members and deliver a better customer experience for shoppers.”

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