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Walmart is the latest company to leverage Roblox, announcing two new experiences on the virtual reality platform: Walmart Land and Walmart Universe of Play. Learn more.
Lowe’s is optimizing its operations by allowing store associates to interact with its store’s digital data through a digital twin: a completely virtual replica of the physical home improvement store. Learn more.
Dunnhumby recently released a special edition of its Retailer Preference Index, a nationwide study of the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market, examining which grocers are winning customers despite the ongoing inflation crisis. View the rankings here.
Walmart Connect is expanding its capabilities, forming partnerships with various social channels and tech companies to allow advertisers to better utilize social media, entertainment, t-commerce, and live streaming via new ad formats.
First we got Choose My Model, and now Walmart is expanding its virtual try-on capabilities by zoning in on personalization with Be Your Own Model. Get the details.
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., has tapped Hsiao Wang as senior vice president and chief information officer of the organization. The appointment comes as the company is reinforcing its leadership and launching a tech-focused committee. Learn more.
Following the initial introduction of JCPenney Beauty in fall 2021, the company is preparing for a nationwide, in-store rollout. Learn about the company's focus on inclusivity.
In line with the company’s mission of sustainability, every dollar Patagonia makes will either be reinvested back into the brand or distributed as dividends toward protecting the environment and planet.
Among the changes are an enhanced registry, more personalization capabilities, an overall more inclusive experience, and increased content across the website to help consumers make informed shopping decisions. Learn more.
The co-branded space, called “The Dogg House,” will be opening in early 2023 in Inglewood, California. Learn more.
Bloomingdale’s is jumping into experiential store models with a new virtual store in celebration of its 150-year anniversary. Learn more.
Fortune partnered with Great Place to Work to highlight the top 10 best places to work in retail, segmented by large American retailers and small- and mid-sized American retailers. View the full list.
Target Corporation is allowing Brian Cornell to remain in the role of CEO for another three years. Traditionally, the company has enforced a retirement age of 65. Learn more.
Michael Saldaña, the retail operations and communications manager for UNTUCKit, says the company was able to get by with manual scheduling and timekeeping at the beginning. As their footprint began to expand, however, complications arose.
Bed Bath & Beyond will be undergoing a serious strategic overhaul as it seeks new funding, sheds costs, and realigns on its store, merchandising, and inventory initiatives.
Walmart+ members now have access to secure delivery and return management via smart garage technology. Learn more.
In the last year, several notable direct to consumer retailers made the leap to the physical opening up brick and mortar stores. Keep an eye on these five retailers as they provide engaging consumer experiences that stand out from the digital realm.
Walmart+ is growing once again, this time with its own micro-rewards program built into the larger membership offering. Get the details.
Tractor Supply Company is breaking ground on a massive, sustainability-focused distribution center, which will be located in Maumelle, Arkansas. Learn more.
The company is launching an AI- and machine learning-driven e-commerce solution that optimizes inventory management to streamline and improve order fulfillment. Get the details.
Tractor Supply Company’s loyalty program is growing. Neighbor’s Club members will now be able to earn points through the company’s pet-exclusive retailer, Petsense. Learn more.
Target Pivots After Disappointing Quarter, Nurtures Growth With Tech-Driven Fulfillment and Store Evolution
Following disappointing results, after almost two years of positive profits and record revenue growth, Target has its eye on long-term strategies like store transformations and supply chain investments. Learn more.
Starbucks Names New EVP, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer Amid Exits and Leadership Shuffle
Stabucks is experiencing a major leadership reshuffle as its COO John Culver departs and the company looks to restructure talent as part of its “Reinvention Plan.” Learn more and see who was named EVP, chief strategy and transformation officer.
Walmart has zeroed in on two areas of growth: digital innovation and expanding its customer base through loyalty and delivery efforts. Learn more.
The new 400,000 square-foot facility will service all 42 regional distribution centers across the U.S., and will introduce nearly 1,000 new jobs to the area. Get the details.
WATCH — Insights From Analytics Unite: Execs From Lowe’s, Moët Hennesy, NielsenIQ Talk Future of Data
Across three jam-packed days, influential leaders from across the consumer goods and retail industries convened to discuss the landscape of analytics and the powerful role it is playing in innovation, talent, and business growth.
RIS News has been shortlisted for an Eddie & Ozzie award from Folio. Get the details.
Kohl’s and Carhartt are both looking to strengthen their brand and marketing efforts through new leadership hires. Get the details.
Consumers looking for expedited checkout will now be able to choose Amazon One rather than searching through their wallets and handbags for payment. Learn more.
The company has launched its own digital innovation fund, Prima Ventures, which will invest $20 million in emerging tech startups that are looking to reshape the future of online and in-store experiences. Learn more.