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RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES
August 2022

Afresh Secures $115 Million in Series B Funding

Afresh, the leading AI-powered fresh food technology provider, today announced a $115 million Series B funding round led by Spark Capital and with participation from Insight Partners, VMG Partners, and Bright Pixel Capital.

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By SONAE

Pixels Camp is coming!

October 2016 SONAE Pixels Camp is coming! A 3 DAYS OF NON-STOP TECH, TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND A 48 HOUR PROGRAMMING COMPETITION! We are all excited and set to be a part of this great event! Check out the agenda! Check out the Press Release!
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The value added of a crystal ball

October 2016 SONAE The value added of a crystal ball Do you know what we did this summer? When everybody was already packing to go on vacations, we managed to close our 4th investment this year in InovRetail, a retail technology company. InovRetail is based in Porto and was founded by a team of IT consultants for retail that added another bunch of experts in areas like software development and data science. The end result? Well, you have a complete set of data-driven solutions focused on improving the customer experience and operations in-store. They leveraged on their retail expertise to collect and analyse store data that could improve revenues and optimize operations. By data I mean anything that can be measured: sales, stocks, store temperature, products displayed, even music loudness and store humidity. From this, they were able to bootstrap and launch another range of complementary products. The most relevant...
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Several key moments in 16 years of history

September 2016 SONAE Several key moments in 16 years of history In 2000, Saphety was totally different from what it is today. During this period, there were mergers, acquisitions, the creation of new business units and respective product development. Also, some segments were discontinued as its interest decreased – in the light of company’s strategic focus – and the company began its internationalization. Over time, Saphety had several key moments that determined its course, especially in the last six years. The acquisition of Softlimits “electronic markets” business area in 2010 was the turning point, which completely transformed Saphety’s strategy. The company then decided to clearly focus on Electronic Document Exchange and Electronic Invoicing, by replacing the already implemented base by the new product. This was a project estimated for six months that ended up being completed pursuant to customer’s needs. Rui Fontoura, Saphety’s CEO, says it was a bold decision...
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