OTG to Use Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology to Bring Checkout-free Shopping to Airports
OTG’s CIBO Express Gourmet Markets will revolutionize the airport ground experience for travelers who desire a faster, easier way to grab their items and walk out
First CIBO Express Gourmet Market to use Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology to open next week
NEW YORK— March 11, 2020 — OTG, the hospitality group that is transforming the airport experience for millions of travelers every year, today announced that it will use Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in select CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, with the first store set to open next week.
Starting on March 16 at Newark Liberty’s Terminal C and followed later by additional
stores at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia Airports, travelers can purchase food
and beverage items at CIBO Express Gourmet Markets without stopping to check out.
By using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology in these markets, busy airport
travelers can quickly enter the store using their credit card, grab the CIBO items
they wish to purchase, and just walk out for maximum speed and convenience.
OTG continues to revolutionize the hospitality and travel retail
space with its approach to using best-in-class technologies to enhance the
airport terminal experience. Its CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, with over 100
outlets across ten major airports, offer today’s traveler on the go a uniquely
curated assortment of ready-made provisions; delicious, fresh, and wholesome
foods; top-line health and beauty solutions and gifts; and leading-edge
electronics. Amazon’s Just Walk Out
technology will serve OTG guests’ very specific and time-sensitive needs,
offering travelers an effortless experience that makes shopping at airports
easier and much quicker.
“We’ve found that shoppers truly appreciate checkout-free retail experiences, so we’re thrilled to be working with an innovative company like OTG to bring our proven Just Walk Out technology to their airport stores,” said Dilip Kumar, Vice President, Physical Retail & Technology at Amazon. “Starting next week, travelers in the busy Newark Liberty Terminal C will no longer have to assess store lines to determine if they can quickly grab that snack, bottle of water, or travel essential they need before their flight – OTG’s CIBO Express Gourmet Markets featuring Just Walk Out technology will let them quickly grab what they need and get on their way without standing in line to check out. We can’t wait to hear how travelers like the experience!”
Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG, explained that the introduction of Amazon’s
Just Walk Out technology in OTG stores promises to revolutionize the airport
experience for travelers. He added that this work with Amazon is another step
in OTG’s ongoing commitment to providing its guests with a frictionless
“We’re incredibly proud to be integrating Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology into the OTG airport experience,” said Blatstein. “OTG has always embraced technology as a means of optimizing the airport experience so that we can give our guests their time back. By using the world’s most advanced shopping technology in our CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, we’re doing just that by putting our guests in full control of their time.”
OTG’s reimagined airport terminals are designed to be perfect
gateways to the cities and regions they serve, integrating here-and-now
technology, iconic design and locally sourced dining and market options that
create a true sense of place. OTG’s selection of Amazon’s Just Walk Out
technology showcases the company’s thoughtful approach to leveraging advanced
and innovative technologies to create a frictionless airport experience and to
offer its airline carrier partners terminals that travelers want to visit.