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October 2019

Oct
16

Rainn Wilson From “The Office” to Keynote Path to Purchase Expo

Fans of the iconic sitcom have one more reason to attend this year’s Expo, the chance to see Dwight Schrute in the flesh. The television and film actor will share the story behind his acting and business success from the main stage.
Oct
15

FedEx Expands FedEx Freight Direct

The new service meets growing demand driven by e-commerce to deliver heavy, bulky items into homes and businesses.
Oct
14

Uber Acquires Majority Ownership in Online Grocer Cornershop

Cornershop will continue to operate under its current leadership, leveraging Uber technology to scale its operations across Latin American and Canada. Get the latest on Uber’s inroads into grocery retailing.
Oct
14

The Vitamin Shoppe Unveils Future Store Concept

The next-generation wellness store leverages leading-edge technology and design elements in a modern format to deliver a differentiated experience.
Oct
14

Kibo to Acquire Monetate to Personalize the Entire Customer Journey

Together, Kibo and Monetate will provide retailers with a powerful set of solutions to curate personalized customer experiences across channels. See what the deal means for customers of both solution providers.
Oct
14

rue21 Advances Its Digital Experience

The fast-fashion apparel retailer’s new e-commerce platform includes next-gen search, navigation, recommendations and personalization capabilities. Find out how these new capabilities are helping take the rue21 online experience to new heights.
Oct
13

Big Lots Names Andrej Mueller as EVP of Business Strategy

The veteran retail thought leader will head the strategy group and is charged with ensuring the retailer achieves operational excellence and an evergreen strategic planning process.
Oct
11

John Furner Named President and CEO of Walmart U.S.

Current CEO Greg Foran will hand over the reins to the 25-year Walmart veteran next month. See where Foran is headed and the new role Furner will fill at the world’s biggest retailer.
Oct
10

Bed Bath & Beyond Ends CEO Search

Bed Bath & Beyond names Target’s chief merchant as its next CEO. Get the details.
Oct
09

Walgreens and FedEx Partner on Reverse Logistics Initiative

Walgreens customers can now drop off e-commerce returns at a local Walgreens location for shipment back to a host of retailers. Get the latest on the returns management partnership.
Oct
09

Lidl to Offer Medical Benefits to All Part-Time Employees

Lidl announced that starting next year it will provide health benefits for all employees regardless of the number of hours they work per week. Learn the details of the initiative that will cost the grocer $9 million in its first year.
Oct
09

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar to Hire 25,000 Associates in One Day

As the surging discount retailer gears up for the holiday rush it is planning a massive nationwide hiring blitz. Learn the details of the hiring event and how the retailer plans to instantly expand its workforce by more than 25,000.
Oct
09

Target Technology to Resurrect Toys"R"Us Shopping Experience

Target's inventory, digital solutions and next-gen fulfillment platforms will power new Toys"R"Us store and online experiences. Learn the details of the innovative partnership and relaunch of the Toys“R”Us brand.
Oct
09

Meijer Deploying Cutting-Edge Micro Fulfillment Solution

The new e-commerce fulfillment technology will allow the grocer to maximize space in its stores while simultaneously expanding its online shopping capabilities. Read on to discover how Meijer plans to leverage micro fulfillment to supercharge the digital shopping experience.
Oct
07

Kendra Scott’s Next-Gen Retail Platform Enables Intelligent, Customer-First Decisions

The surging jewelry retailer has deployed a cutting-edge retail management solution to ensure customers receive the level of service they have grown accustomed. See which solution suite Kendra Scott implemented and how it is helping associates do their jobs better at scale.
Oct
07

Walmart to Sell ModCloth

Walmart is selling ModCloth just two years after acquiring it. Find out what will become of the digitally native retailer.
Oct
07

Michaels Partners With UPS on Shipping Solution

Shoppers can now pick up and drop off UPS shipments at more than 1,000 Michaels’ locations nationwide. Learn the details and how the new partnership will greatly increase foot traffic for the arts and crafts retailer.
Oct
04

Circle K Rolls Out On-Demand Delivery Across Texas

Texans can now get beer and other Circle K items delivered to doorsteps in under an hour. If near immediate alcohol delivery isn’t enough, learn the twist that is likely to drive people to try it in droves.
Oct
04

Disney Opens Up Shop at Target

The Disney store at Target is now open in 25 Target locations along with a complementary online experience. Get the details of the creative retail collaboration and its experience.
Oct
02

Walgreens to Offer On-Demand Delivery

The mega pharmacy chain is offering same-day, on-demand delivery of its most popular products from more than 170 stores. See where the annual subscription service is going to be offered and how much it will cost shoppers to join.
Oct
02

Gap’s Athleta Brand Gets a New CEO

Gap Inc. will hand over the reins to Athleta later this month. Find out which former Sephora and Nike executive will become its next CEO.
Oct
02

Tesco CEO to Step Down in 2020

Tesco Group CEO Dave Lewis will step down next summer after declaring the turnaround of the grocery retailer complete. Find out which Walgreens Boots Alliance executive will take his place.
Oct
01

United Dairy Farmers Boosts Associate Engagement

Find out how United Dairy Farmers plans to increase productivity, increase associate engagement and lower associate turnover in its 200-plus stores.

September 2019

Sep
30

Forever 21 Files for Chapter 11

The struggling retailer has obtained $350 million in financing to facilitate a company-wide restructuring, but claims business will continue as usual despite closing more than 170 stores. Hear all the details of Forever 21’s plan to right the ship.
Sep
30

Tech Hiccup Forces Rent the Runway to Suspend New Memberships

The apparel subscription rental company has temporarily suspended new memberships thanks to problems with a fulfillment software implementation. Learn the details and how Rent the Runway plans to address the technical misstep.
Sep
30

Wakefern Rolls Out Computer Vision to 50 Stores

Following a successful small-scale pilot the grocery co-op is expanding its shelf camera, computer vision test. Learn how the new tech helps ensure product is in-stock and frees up associates to focus on customer service.
Sep
30

Tilly’s Appoints Long-Term Nordstrom Exec Chief Merchandising Officer

The 25-year Nordstrom veteran will oversee all aspects of Tilly's merchandising operations, including buying, sourcing, and product development. See who claimed the coveted c-suite post.
Sep
30

First Look: Walmart’s New Supply Chain Training Academy

Get a peek inside Walmart's first Supply Chain Academy, designed to train the retailer’s supply chain associates and provide them with a clear path to advancement.
Sep
25

Lucky Brand Elevates Direct-to-Consumer Operations

Its new solution connects data between systems and partners, monitors operations, enables business intelligence, and drives machine learning-enabled predictive decisioning.
Sep
25

Under Armour Teams Up With Aptos for Annual Charity Event

With Aptos’ POS and mobile selling solutions, Under Armour rings up more than 7,000 transactions during a three-day Sample Sale event benefiting local Baltimore nonprofits.
Sep
25

3 For 3: Target's Systems Go Down for Third time in 3 Months

The outage affected cash registers, Target's website and mobile app.
Sep
24

Office Depot Rolls Out Virtual Line

Office Depot will try to alleviate long lines in stores through its mobile app. Find out how its newest tech implementation will improve its customers' experience.
Sep
23

Macy’s Tests Free Same-Day Shipping

In the face of fierce shipping competition this holiday season, Macy’s is testing free same-day delivery. Get the details.
Sep
23

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Transforms Its Customer Experience

Learn how Ste. Michelle Wine Estates will be able to custom-tailor product offerings to individual consumers across all brands and channels.
Sep
23

Nordstrom Promotes Digital Chief to New Post

Nordstrom has added the new role of chief operating officer. Find out who will be responsible for overseeing and bringing together Nordstrom’s digital and physical assets to create an end-to-end experience for customers across full-price and off-price stores.
Sep
23

New York Mets Introduce Biometric Powered POS

Concession customers at Citi Field can checkout seamlessly thanks to a mix of artificial intelligence, computer vision and biometrics. Hear the details on the first-of-its-kind pilot.
Sep
20

Walmart's CIO Is Jumping Ship — See Where He is Heading Next

His new company will gain the benefit of his knowledge of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine vision, machine learning, blockchain, big data and the Internet of Things.
Sep
18

Retailers Should Expect a Strong Holiday Season in 2019

Deloitte predicts holiday retail sales to jump over 2018. Find out just how high they will go across channels.
Sep
18

Online Grocer Farmstead to Expand After Partnering with Lowes’ Parent Company

Farmstead has inked a first-of-its-kind partnership with Southeast grocery company Alex Lee, parent company of grocer Lowes Foods. Learn how the partnership enables them to expand their reach in complementary markets without the need to open any physical stores, and where Farmstead is headed to next.
Sep
17

Macy’s Searches for New Bluemercury CEO

Bluemercury founders Marla and Barry Beck are stepping down, leaving Macy's to search for a new CEO to steer the beauty business it acquired in 2015.  Barry Beck, Bluemercury’s chief operating officer, will step down on September 20 to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture.
Sep
17

Zebra Adds Solutions to Improve Retailers’ Performance Edge

Zebra Technologies Corporation is offering new solutions to streamline retailers’ operations from front-of-store to the warehouse. Learn how they can help retailers improve inventory management and increase store associate productivity to elevate the customer experience.
Sep
16

Selfridges to Open In-Store Cinema

Upping the ante in customer experience, Selfridges will be the department store in the world to open a permanent theater.
Sep
16

Giant Tiger Offers New Multilingual Mobile Retail Experience

Canadian discount retailer Giant Tiger is enhancing its digital retail presence with a new mobile app to engage shoppers. Get the details.
Sep
16

First Look: Walmart Unveils New Health Center Format

Walmart has opened a “Walmart Health” center, a standalone facility for healthcare services. Take a peek inside the first of Walmart’s new format, a concept expected to eventually be replicated in other markets.
Sep
16

Salesforce Launches Consumer Goods Cloud

Consumer Goods Cloud enables reps to use AI to optimize key tasks, drive higher revenues through better promotion execution and order management and elevate the in-store experience for the end consumer.
Sep
16

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Adds 400 Jobs

The company will add jobs in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development.
Sep
11

Why Retailers Should Take Note of Walmart’s Exclusive Newsstand Offering

A new magazine hit Walmart newsstands exclusively this month. Find out how the Instagram-inspired publication and its QR-code tech benefits the retail behemoth.
Sep
11

McDonald’s Acquires Voice Technology Startup to Supercharge Ordering

The acquisition of Silicon Valley based Apprente furthers McDonald’s commitment to voice-based ordering in its drive thru lanes and mobile ordering initiatives. Learn the details and what it means for the massive quick serve restaurant chain’s tech roadmap.
Sep
11

H.H. Gregg Brick and Mortar Back From the Dead

The electronics retailer has emerged from bankruptcy with a new owner and a renewed dedication to physical retail. Find out where it placed its first new store and how its new format will position it for success.
Sep
11

Kohl’s Names Paul Gaffney Chief Technology Officer

The former Dick’s Sporting Goods and Home Depot executive will be responsible for all technology, information and digital platforms supporting Kohl’s omnichannel business. Hear the latest on the appointment and what it means for both Gaffney and Kohl’s.
Sep
09

EnsembleIQ Appoints Jennifer Litterick CEO

RIS parent company EnsembleIQ has elevated the veteran publishing executive to chief executive. Learn all the details and the role Litterick will play.
Sep
09

Target Is Scaling Its New Loyalty Program Nationwide

Following a successful pilot campaign Target is releasing its new Target Circle loyalty program across the chain. The new program offers shoppers a personalized experience as well as increased savings. Read all about it.
Sep
09

Walgreens Boots Alliance Names New Global CIO

The new head of IT will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all divisions and lead data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services. See which retail veteran snagged the coveted, high-profile position.
Sep
04

XCCommerce Acquired by Otimo Retail

By joining forces and combining the breadth of their expertise, Otimo Retail and XCCommerce now offer global retailers the power to optimize their promotional and coupon initiatives within a unified commerce approach. Get the details.
Sep
04

Albertsons Improves the Retail Experience for Dogs

Albertsons brings a next-gen pet solution to stores through a partnership with DogSpot. Get the details on how the grocer is making shopping more comfortable for Fido.
Sep
04

Lana Todorovich Named Chief Merchandising Officer

The former Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein executive has claimed the top merchandising post at a major department store chain. See where the industry veteran is headed and her plan to further its ongoing digital transformation.
Sep
04

AmazonFresh Expands One-Hour Grocery Delivery to New Market

Amazon continues to scale its fresh grocery service across the nation with latest expansion. See what major metropolitan area AmazonFresh is headed to and the new enhancements that make it even easier for consumers.
Sep
03

Reflexis Debuts Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Reflexis Systems revealed at Reflexions 2019, the annual Reflexis User Conference & Expo, new solutions leveraging AI and machine learning. Get the details.
Sep
03

Burberry Partners With Apple to Develop Retail Chat Tool

Burberry is testing a new retail chat tool it created in partnership with Apple. Learn how the tool will help Burberry store associates interact with important customers directly.
Sep
03

The Vitamin Shoppe Launches Personalized Subscription Service

Utilizing a personalized online assessment designed by medical experts, the new Only Me service delivers a custom assortment of vitamins and supplements to participating subscribers each month. Get the details.
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