At the annual Futiju Forum, held in Tokyo recently, technology--largely artificial intelligence (AI) including machine learning--was at the centre of all innovation, with the aim of helping solve everyday problems. Future store is one such example of how with AI, running a retail store is child's play. Through the use of AI, it collects a combination of various types of data for analysis, including product shelf video data, point-of-sale (POS), and shelf arrangement data. Based on the collected data, the robot suggests which products are to be displayed on shelves and at what time. This is enabled by sending real-time product shelf condition data to the shop staff and therefore, improving operational efficiency in the store.