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March 2021

Mar
08

Hy-Vee Boosting In-Store Services With Addition of The W Nail Bar

The grocer, which operates more than 275 stores in eight states, will open several in-store nail salons by the end of 2021 inside select locations. The first nail salon will open inside the Bettendorf, IA, store in early April. 
Mar
05

HomeTown Pharmacy, Pyramid Foods & Carlie C’s IGA Dig Into AI To Better Serve Customers

A trio of independent retailers are taking steps to make their merchandising and marketing more data-driven through the use of artificial intelligence.  
Mar
03

Michaels To Be Acquired In $3.3B Deal

The Michaels Companies will be acquired by global investment firm Apollo in a deal valued at $3.3 billion  
Mar
02

Ahold Delhaize USA Announces Sustainability Goals

Ahold Delhaize USA, the parent company of Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, has unveiled new health and sustainability goals as part of a detailed, purpose-driven strategy to enable customers to make healthier choices, create greater product transparency, eliminate waste and taking bold climate action, all in support of developing a more sustainable food supply chain.
Mar
02

Retailers Expect to Continue Leaning Into Virtual Meetings Post-Pandemic

While the pandemic has prompted a rapid increase in virtual meetings, some retailers expect the trend to stick after its conclusion.
Mar
01

Sephora Bringing BOPIS to All Freestanding Stores

In addition to launching more than 60 freestanding locations and 200 locations inside Kohl’s stores later this year — making the beauty retailer’s largest store expansion — Sephora is also launching buy-online-pickup-in-store at all freestanding stores by April.
Mar
01

Zumiez Taps Analytics and Enterprise Planning to Accelerate Finance Transformation

Apparel and footwear retailer Zumiez will use advanced analytics and enterprise planning to accelerate its digital finance transformation. Learn how.
Mar
01

Nordstrom Leans Into Smart Fitness with Latest Store Concept

Nordstrom is teaming with smart fitness brand Tonal for a series of concept customer experience areas.

February 2021

Feb
24

Urban Outfitters Increases Volume of Customer Transactions by 25% Through Virtual Customer Experiences

Urban Outfitters has successfully bolstered ongoing customer engagement and sales during COVID-19 through virtual customer experiences. Learn how.
Feb
23

enVista Unveils Subscription Management Capabilities

The new service will enable retailers to leverage subscription selling models and expand customer service opportunities.
Feb
22

Kroger Discloses Involvement in Data Breach

Grocery chain Kroger is the latest retailer to suffer a data breach. Learn how it is among the victims of a breach involving third-party vendor Accellion’s file-transfer service.
Feb
22

Knot Standard Introduces Digital Stylist Store

Premium custom clothing retailer Knot Standard has introduced a fully-virtual showroom experience for new and existing customers. Learn how it's allowing the retailer to personalize the digital shopping experience.
Feb
17

Tractor Supply Acquiring Orscheln Farm and Home for $297M

Tractor Supply Company will acquire Orscheln Farm and Home, a farm and ranch retailer with 167 stores in the Midwest, for approximately $297 million in cash.
Feb
17

Crocs Automates Media Management To Boost Digital CX

Crocs is putting the kibosh on poorly cropped images in its new media management lifecycle initiative.
Feb
16

SnapBlooms Launches Nationwide E-commerce Platform for Flower Delivery

Learn how the SnapBlooms website connects customers from all over the U.S. with local florists, allowing them to purchase from a wide range of high-quality flowers locally.
Feb
16

Aptos Picks Up LS Retail

Aptos will acquire LS Retail, a provider of software tech solutions for retail, hospitality, food service, pharmacy and forecourt businesses.
Feb
12

First Look: Nordstrom NYC Launches New Center Stage Pop-Up

Nordstrom has opened Black Founders, its latest Center Stage activation at Nordstrom NYC, in celebration of Black History Month. Learn more about the two month-long pop-up shop.
Feb
12

Sephora Relaunches Incubator Program

Sephora has announced the eight selected brands who will participate in the retailer’s 2021 Accelerate incubator program, which for the first time ever features a cohort comprised exclusively of founders of color.
Feb
12

VTEX Acquires Workarea

The acquisition expands VTEX's U.S. and Canada customer base, adding $1 billion in annual GMV with new customers such as Reformation, Sleep Number and The Bouqs Co.
Feb
10

Biometric Checkout Comes to Hotel Convenience Store

A hotel convenience store in Japan is implementing a checkout-free experience leveraging biometric authentication technology.
Feb
10

Lush Cosmetics Moves to Global Cloud Communications

Lush employees—who are increasingly working remotely—can now communicate with customers and peers across multiple channels, from any location, and on any device. Get the details.
Feb
10

ALDI Adding Curbside Grocery Pickup to 500 More Stores

The company is also opening 100 new stores this year, with a specific focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.
Feb
08

GNC Powers Content-Driven Online Experiences

GNC is competing in today's crowded e-commerce market by creating a seamless, engaging customer experience across web, mobile and other channels to increase customer loyalty. Learn how.
Feb
05

KFC and Taco Bell Franchisee Taps AI During COVID-19

A top QSR operator has deployed a prescriptive, predictive artificial intelligence platform to gain competitive advantage in the face of the pandemic.
Feb
04

SageNet Acquires Digital Signage Provider Convergent

Managed network services and cybersecurity solutions provider SageNet has acquired Convergent, a digital signage products and services provider to Fortune 1000 companies.
Feb
03

Uber Acquiring Drizly In $1.1B Deal

Drizly, which is in compliance with local regulations in more than 1,400 cities, works with local retailers to provide consumers with beer, wine and alcohol.
Feb
03

Ulta Beauty Investing in Associates As Part of $25 Million D&I Plans

In order to help foster an inclusive, bias-free and equitable workplace for its associates, Ulta will make investments to advance associate competencies and foster greater collaboration.
Feb
03

Famous Dave’s Boosting Last-Mile Logistics

Barbeque chain Famous Dave’s is boosting its last-mile delivery capabilities in order to meet today's strong demand for takeout and delivery.
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