The METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative is a joint project including more than 75 partners from the retailing and consumer goods, IT and service sectors. Together, the initiative’s partners are driving forward the modernization process in the retailing sector. Each company brings something different to the project, depending on its sector and area of expertise: some make innovative technology available while others test the technology in practice. On top of that, all partners offer their expertise on managing processes more efficiently and improving services in the retailing sector. The METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative has succeeded in pooling the expertise of all its partners and using this knowledge to develop ground-breaking concepts. That makes the initiative a unique project.