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NRF 2019: Business France picks 20 French Tech startups and brings an ambitious delegation to the Retail’s Big Show.

From customer experience, logistics, marketing, loyalty strategies, store management to marketplaces, our startups will be showcasing their innovation during NRF 2019 on our Pavilion run by Business France and La French Tech. We are now revealing this ambitious and promising delegation.

For the past three years, French startups specializing in Retail kept growing. We count more than a thousand companies working on improving brands and shop experience through simplification and driving faster sales growth.

NRF Retail’s Big Show has considered a key event thanks to its innovative solutions and technologies targeting all distribution stakeholders. This leading Trade Fair will take place on January 13-15, 2019. Last year, it welcomed 37.000 visitors and 700 exhibitors from 99 countries.

After last year’s success, the French Pavilion is proud to count on SES-Imagotag's support for 2019:

We know this environment well as we have been exhibiting our solutions for almost a decade. More than ever, shops need to reinvent themselves and master digital solutions. France is a significant player in RetailTech and these companies can help brands achieve this critical digital transformation. Therefore, we are proud to support this delegation and also pleased to invite our three favorite startups to our corner” highlights Thierry Gadou, CEO & Chairman of SES-Imagotag.

Out of 100 applications, 20 gems will join the Show thanks to their innovative products, their capacity to have a high ROI, and their potential commercial success. Experts from Google Cloud,, LeadX Capital Partner, Groupe Beaumanoir, Bearing Point (and more) teamed up to form the jury.

The delegation (full list below) splits into two different groups: 14 mature companies (3-day exhibition) and 6 early stage (1.5-day exhibition). Mirakl, one of the mature participant, has successfully generated growth thanks to its marketplace model for major names like Best Buy, Urban Outfitters and Office Depot - but it’s not the only one seducing American brands. ContentSquare and AB Tasty both improve optimization for clients such as GoPro, Rebeca Minkoff, Avon, Ralph Lauren, Goldman Sachs, Tiffany & Co, 1-800 flowers, Lime Crime, Vans, Timberland, Hugo Boss, Kipling, North Face, Ashley Homestore, Assurant, Deckers Brands, Gannett, SuperShuttle and more.

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Early Stage


  • Qopius Autonomous Shelf Scanning solution to detect issues and optimize space using robots, cameras and phones. #ShelfComputerVision


  • SII Simp’Lifi is a LiFi tag solution. The lighting network of a hardware store provides geo-tracking to the nearest centimeter to the customer through the camera of his smartphone. #LIFI
  • Vivoka 1st turnkey technology of voice recognition with #AI that adapts to all types of business sectors (especially retail and e-commerce). #VoiceRecognition
  • Neos’s cashier less checkout allows consumers to scan and purchase products straight from their mobile. Available at La Grande Épicerie soon to be deployed at Sephora, Bio c' Bon, Carrefour and so on. #Scan&Go


  • UntieNots offers a loyalty personalization platform to retailers thanks to #AI. Their shoppers receive "gamified loyalty challenges" to earn personalized rewards on their favorite products. #TargetedLoyalty


  • Hubstairs 3D modelling for retailers’ catalog in high quality, creates retailers' inspirations, and helps the retailers' customers to plan their future interior. #BeYourOwnDesigner

Mature stage


  • simplifies after-sales experience, for both consumers and retailers thanks to an intelligent platform analyzing the customer’s return to a product and apply the right business rule. It also automates the reverse logistics work thanks to connections to all logistics stakeholders. #reverselogistics
  • Proximis is the only Digital Unified Commerce platform. It enables brands and store chains to offer their customers a seamless experience from end to end. E-commerce, Click & Collect, e-reservation, unique view of stocks and instore solution: all in one single platform. #UnifiedCommerce
  • Cloudi-Fi is a SAAS vendor helping his customers to connect their physical and natural customers with the digital world. We establish innovative bridges between online and offline marketing. It benefits to physical stores and value the customers journey with unmatched digital and personalized marketing campaigns. Cloudi-Fi services create a new way to vibrate with your community at an affordable cost.  #PhygitalRetargeting
  • Akeneo enables retailers and corporations to deliver an enriched customer experience across all sales channels. Its open source enterprise PIM dramatically improves product data quality and accuracy while simplifying and accelerating product catalog management. #PIMFORALL
  • One Stock is an omnichannel enabler for retailers. It profitably connects any product, at any supply source, onto any endpoint. The customer focuses on brands to forget the concept of channels. #ShipFromStore


  • Mirakl powers platform business strategy by allowing you to quickly launch an online marketplace. The Mirakl Marketplace Platform automates seller onboarding, service quality control, and order distribution on a turn-key solution easy to integrate into any e-commerce platform. #BuildYourMarketplace
  • Content Square is an AI-powered digital insights platform that helps brands understand users, drive higher engagement and boost conversions. Easily measure the impact of yout actions and make fast and productive data- driven decision to optimize the customer journey. #Optimization
  • Early Birds develops an open, modern and scalable personalization technology for e-commerce companies to easily use their customer data and deliver real-time 1:1 personalized omnichannel experiences. #OpenPersonalization
  • AB Tasty helps many brands (Sephora, Ashley HomeStore, USA Today, McDonald's, UNICEF and Pitney Bowes) turn website visitors into customers, subscribers or leads, according to each company's main goals. Available on desktop and mobile, the software is an all-in-one, intuitive platform for conversion rate optimization. #WebsiteOptimization


  • Alcméon is a unified SaaS platform which centralizes all your customers’ social messaging streams in one place. It gives you the tools to offer a premium service 24/7 at scale with its powerful hybrid technology combining seamlessly AI, chatbots and human intervention. #Messaging
  • Armis.Tech allows physical retailers and brands to display their offers online to grow in-store traffic. Geolocation, programmatic buying, and machine learning will amplify digital messages for retailers' product offerings nearby the shops and therefore help retailers to compete efficiently with e-commerce players such as Amazon. #AIForShops
  • Dolmen is the local customer intelligence platform that allows point of sales to collect and value their customers' data to build a lasting relationship with them. Dolmen One and Dolmen Connect can support CRM systems suppliers, sales / business developers, major retailers and so on. #Play&Buy


  • Kylii Kids is the digital kid’s corners leader for retail with already 150 games available with different interactive experience. They provide plug and play turn key solutions. #DigitalKidsCorners
  • SimpliField helps brands' team to achieve perfect execution & deliver consistent experience across all stores. #RetailExcellence
  Joanna Routaboul
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