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June 2019

Jun
12

Salesforce Buys Tableau for $15.7 Billion

The acquisition unites Salesforce’s 1.4 million clients with Tableau’s 1 million. Get the details.
Jun
12

Kohl's to Shutter All Its Discount Stores

Kohl’s Corp. is shutting down all of its Off/Aisle discount stores. Find out when and why it's putting an end to the pilot.
Jun
12

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Launches On-Demand Delivery

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's is now offering coffee, tea and food delivery. Find out where and what its plans are to rollout the service.
Jun
11

Weis Markets Turns to Artificial Intelligence to Personalize the Experience

The grocer’s AI-powered relationship engine tailors the shopping experience in real-time, allowing Weis to build meaningful relationships with customers.
Jun
10

Destination XL Group Modernizes the Customer Journey With Strategic Investment

The men’s big and tall apparel retailer is deepening its relationships with existing and new customers by better understanding preferences around promotions, pricing and assortment. Learn how a new cutting-edge tech suite is allowing the retailer to improve customer segmentation and drive state-of-the-art marketing activities.
Jun
10

Autonomous Vehicle Startup Gatik Launches From Stealth With Walmart as a Partner

Gatik, a startup deploying autonomous vehicles for B2B short-haul logistics, has launched from stealth with Walmart as a partner. Learn how Gatik will fill the critical 'middle mile' part of logistics.
Jun
10

Ratnakar Lavu Claims Global Chief Digital Information Officer Position

The former Kohl’s CIO has jumped ship for a massive international apparel retailer. See where the industry veteran is headed and the important role he will play at his new company.
Jun
07

Barnes & Noble Sold for $683 Million

The largest book seller in the UK, Elliott Advisors Limited, is acquiring Barnes & Noble in an all cash transaction. Learn the details and what the agreement means to the future of the gigantic book store chain.
Jun
06

League of Leaders Examines Retailer Digital Media Platforms

At the Path to Purchase Institute’s 10th annual League of Leaders event Mark Williamson, vice president of Peapod Digital Labs discussed the rising trend of retailer-operated digital media platforms and his company’s investment to stay on the cutting edge.
Jun
05

Microsoft and Oracle Connect Their Clouds

Microsoft and Oracle have announced a partnership to deliver direct network connectivity between their two clouds. Hear from the CIOs of Gap and Albertsons on how the alliance will be a boon for digital operations.
Jun
04

CVS to Open 1,500 HealthHubs and Build a Robust Technology Infrastructure

CVS Health is set to expand its latest store concept and build a robust technology infrastructure designed to deploy data across the organization to create a holistic view of patients. Get the details.
Jun
04

Walmart Hires New Leader for Store No. 8

Walmart has brought on Scott Eckert to run the startup incubator. Find out more about Eckert and what he brings to the mega retailer’s investment arm.
Jun
04

Sensormatic Solutions Powers Unified Commerce with Inventory Intelligence

The company’s latest cloud-based solution provides retailers with a real-time view into accurate inventory availability for unified commerce fulfillment.
Jun
03

McDonald’s Tech-Laden NYC Flagship Offers Its Experience of the Future

Take a peek inside the new McDonald’s Times Square flagship restaurant and experience the new technology used to create the ultimate McDonald’s experience.
Jun
03

Erik Keptner Snags Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer Position

The former Ahold and Wakefern executive has claimed the top merchandising and marketing position at one of the largest drug store chains in the nation. See where he is headed and his marching orders as he takes over the newly-created post.
Jun
03

Gap Continues to Struggle, Announces Aggressive Store Closures

The apparel retail giant continues to see sales plummet at its namesake stores and plans increased closings to trim under-performing locations from its roster. See how deep Gap intends to cut.

May 2019

May
29

Thomas Glaser Lands COO Position

The former president of supply chain at VF Corporation will now lead the supply chain and IT infrastructure for another massive apparel conglomerate. See where Glaser is headed and the new role he will fill.
May
28

IBM’s Latest AI-Powered Solution Allows Retailers to Harness Weather Changes to Drive Performance

The new Watson-powered offering can help retailers predict how fluctuation in weather will impact business performance months in advance. Learn more about the new tech and how it can be leveraged to give retailers a leg up.
May
28

Walmart Hires Ex-Google, Amazon Exec for New CTO Role

The 25-year tech veteran brings retail and e-commerce, advertising, cloud and machine learning experience to Walmart. Find out more about Suresh Kumar.
May
23

Zebra Introduces Two New Kiosks

The new kiosks run on an enterprise-class Android platform and provide concierge-style self-service features.
May
22

Joann Stores Goes Live with AI-Powered Promotional Optimization, Sees Immediate ROI

The retailer’s new promotion optimization solution uses predictive modeling and custom visualizations to analyze campaign success and provide actionable insight. The solution has already eliminated 30% of JOANN’s ineffective margin-sapping promotions.
May
22

IKEA Expands Use of Wearables in Its DCs

Following a successful pilot IKEA is scaling its use of glove based wearable scanners in its warehouses. Learn the details and the benefits of the hands-free tech.
May
22

Kroger and Walgreens Pilot Zero Waste Packaging

The retailers are the first in the U.S. to sign onto a new program designed to eliminate single-use plastic. Learn how the new re-usable packaging solution works.
May
22

Stein Mart Launches Amazon Hub Locker Pickup and Returns

Amazon customers can pickup orders and drop off returns at nearly 200 Stein Mart stores across 28 states. Learn the details and what the deal means for both the retailers and their customers.
May
21

Locus Robotics and Manhattan Associates Partner

The partnership makes Manhattan a licensed reseller of Locus's autonomous, multi-robot solution for warehouse fulfillment and the companies will showcase the multi-robot solution this week. Learn more.
May
20

Brookshire Brothers Improves Sales and Reduces Shrink with Prescriptive Analytics

The grocery and convenience retailer’s next-gen analytic capabilities have helped it curb markdown abuse, post voids, and other criminal activity that sap profitability. Learn the details of its latest store solution.
May
20

Lowe's Acquires Retail Analytics Platform from Boomerang Commerce

The acquisition provides Lowe’s with a next-gen, in-house solution to process product and pricing datasets and convert them to insights and actions. Learn the details of the deal and what it means for both companies.
May
20

Lamps Plus Deploys Customer-Centric POS

The specialty retailer’s new cutting-edge point of sale solution combines commerce, customer engagement, inventory and fulfillment into a single omnichannel system of record.
May
20

PGA Tour Superstore Goes on Store Opening Blitz

The golf and tennis accessories and apparel retailer is making good on its plans to open 50 new experiential stores by the end of the year. Learn what sets these next-gen stores apart, as well as the details of the retailer’s aggressive expansion timeline.
May
20

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Profitect

With Profitect’s operational data, machine learning capabilities and prescriptive analytics Zebra will be able to better empower front-line retail associates with the insights they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions.
May
16

Fresh Market Expands Instacart Partnership

The specialty grocer now offers at-home delivery in as fast as an hour at all of its 161 locations. Learn the details of the expanded partnership.
May
15

Royal Farms Deploys Next-Gen Workforce Management Solution

The Northeast convenience store chain can now optimize its labor investment and increase engagement among its 5,000-plus employees. Learn the details of the retailer’s cutting-edge workforce solution.
May
15

Target Continues to Scale Drive-Up Fulfillment Service

Target moves one step closer to its goal of offering Drive Up delivery at most stores by the end of the year. Learn more about the expansion and Target’s plans.
May
14

The Vitamin Shoppe Takes Its Customer Experience to New Heights

The Vitamin Shoppe is taking transformative actions to align the retailer with evolving customer needs, from more personalized experiences to piloting a microservices-based SaaS platform. Learn more.
May
13

Harry’s Sold for $1.37 Billion

Edgewell Personal Care, the parent company of Schick, Playtex, and others, has brought the online shaving and personal care retailer into the fold. Learn the details of the transaction and what it means for both companies.
May
13

Steven Temares Steps Down as Bed Bath & Beyond CEO

After 27 years at the retailer the long-running CEO has announced his departure. Learn the details and who will be steering the ship following his exit.
May
13

Walmart’s Grocery Pickup Shoppers Aren’t Just Users, They’re Advocates

Walmart’s grocery pickup service is experiencing rapid growth with no signs of slowing down. Examine study data surrounding Walmart’s grocery pickup service and its users to learn why the service is so popular.
May
10

Petco Opens an In-Store Kitchen for Dogs

It seems Fido is joining the fresh food movement. The 1,350-square-foot open health and wellness kitchen in Petco's Union Square store will feature trained chefs hand-preparing signature recipes.
May
09

GNC Bolsters Its Fulfillment With Enterprise-Wide Inventory Visibility

GNC will rapidly advance its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in early 2020. Find out how.
May
09

Avis Budget Group Unleashes the Power of Its Workforce Through New WorkJam and JDA Partnership

Digital workplace provider WorkJam and JDA Software have partnered to provide greater in-app scheduling capabilities. Hear how Avis Budget Group is already using the new integration to unleash the power of its workforce.
May
07

REI Names Its New CEO

REI has named Eric Artz its latest CEO. Find out what road the 81-year-old company’s eighth leader plans to take the outdoor retailer on.
May
07

Walmart to Add 100 Veterinary Clinics to Retail Stores

Walmart is making big moves to capture shoppers in the lucrative pet market. Learn how the mega retailer will expand its veterinary prowess.
May
06

Hudson’s Bay Considering Selling Lord + Taylor

Hudson’s Bay is pursuing strategic alternatives for Lord + Taylor, including a possible sale or merger, as part of its strategy to focus on its greatest opportunities.
May
02

Wegmans Pilots Mobile-Scan Technology

Wegmans’ is piloting a new mobile app that allows customers to scan and bag their groceries while they shop. Find out where shoppers can first use Wegmans SCAN and the grocer's plans for the tech's future.
May
01

Farmstead’s Machine Learning Tech Accurately Predicts Customer Demand

The online grocer’s latest technological innovation leverages predictive machine-learning models to help customers discover new and old favorites and quickly compile their complete weekly grocery list. Learn more about the homegrown tech.
May
01

Banana Republic Modernizes Merchandising

Gap Inc. has implemented retail technology at its Banana Republic chain to maintain a modern merchandising platform that drives productivity through automated best practices. Get the details.
May
01

Amazon Expands Whole Foods Grocery Delivery

Uncover which new Amazon Prime members can now get delivery in as little as an hour from the grocer.
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