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January 2021

Jan
15

Walmart’s CEO of U.S. E-Commerce Marc Lore Announces Retirement

Lore has notified Walmart he will retire from his position of executive vice president, president and CEO, U.S. eCommerce, effective January 31, 2021.
Jan
14

Christopher & Banks Begins Store Closing Sales

Apparel retailer Christopher & Banks has filed for Chapter 11 and begun the store closing process at more than 400 stores nationally.
Jan
13

Target Had a Happy Holiday Season

Target’s retail strategy was on target again this holiday season. November/December comp sales grew 17% and its curbside service spiked 500%. Find out why else Target had a happy holiday.
Jan
12

SAS Partners With C.H. Robinson to Grow Supply Chain Agility

Data analytics provider SAS and global logistics company C.H. Robinson have partnered to improve supply chain efficiency.
Jan
11

Amazon Expanding Operations in Metro Detroit

Amazon.com is opening five new buildings to support operations closer to customers in the metro Detroit area, including its fourth fulfillment center in the state using Amazon robotics to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers. Learn more.
Jan
11

Ahold Delhaize USA Pilots UV Disinfection Robot

Retail Business Services (RBS), the services company of grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, is piloting newly launched ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robots from Ava Robotics to manage COVID-19-related and other cleaning needs. Get the details.
Jan
11

Filippa K Deploys RFID Platform to Boost Supply Chain Accuracy

Swedish fashion retailer Filippa K is leveraging RFID to improve its inventory accuracy and increase product availability throughout its retail supply chains and stores.
Jan
06

Walgreens to Sell Drug Wholesale Business for $6.5B

Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered a deal to sell the majority of its Alliance Healthcare Businesses to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 Billion. Get the details.
Jan
06

Bed Bath & Beyond Brings On Patty Wu as SVP, GM for Buybuy Baby

Most recently chief commercial officer at Beautycounter, Wu will be tasked with growing Buybuy Baby and its customer base by executing the strategy and capital investment outlined during the retailer’s Investor Day in the fall.
Jan
04

NRF Says Latest Stimulus Will Help Continue Recovery from Pandemic

Economic challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic will continue in 2021, but stimulus legislation signed into law just after Christmas will help maintain and accelerate the nation’s ongoing recovery, NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. Hear more.
Jan
04

Team Green: Burton Snowboards Partners with Mtn Dew for One World

Mtn Dew and Burton Snowboards are teaming on behalf of sustainability as part of a new partnership known as One World. With a full-length feature film of the same name, a dozen episodes of digital content and a limited-edition capsule collection made of recycled materials, One World intends to celebrate the connection between snowboarding, curiosity and a respect for the environment. The film was also produced in partnership with Toyota, Plartec and Bank of the West.

December 2020

Dec
22

Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Centers and Delivery Station

Amazon.com plans to open two new fulfillment centers, including a new 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center, as well as a new delivery station. Learn what the expansion means for San Antonio, TX.
Dec
21

Hy-Vee Tapping Into Local Brands at Quarterly Summits in 2021

The retailer is currently accepting submissions for its “Best of Brands” summits online in the following categories: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care.
Dec
21

DICK'S Sporting Goods Partners to Offer Same-Day Delivery

DICK'S Sporting Goods has partnered to launch same-day delivery from more than 150 stores. Get the details.
Dec
18

Amazon Rolls Out Returns at Whole Foods Market

Amazon has made another move to make returning orders stress-free and convenient as possible this holiday season. Get the details.
Dec
18

Tapestry Modernizes Its IT infrastructure

Tapestry, the parent company of Coach New York, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, has migrated its SAP environment to the cloud to help fuel the company’s growth. Get the details.
Dec
16

Foot Locker Names New CIO

Foot Locker has named a former Michaels executive its new SVP, CIO. Learn which seasoned executive will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker's strategic technology agenda.
Dec
16

Boston Market Rolling Out New POS Nationwide

Boston Market is turning to the cloud. Learn how it will update its POS hardware and software across all 350 restaurants to be able to implement new technology quickly.
Dec
14

Nike Explores Holograms For That Perfect Fit

The No. 14 retailer is leveraging Omnivor’s Holograms for Retail technology for its Virtual View feature at Finish Line and JD Sport. Using the tech, shoppers can select a hologram that matches their size and body type and then build a virtual dressing room in their homes.
Dec
14

Yankee Candle Brings Santa Into Homes

Learn how Yankee Candle is spreading some virtual cheer to families this year.
Dec
14

Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Off Cost Plus World Market Business

The agreement includes 243 brick-and-mortar locations, the CPWM digital business, two distribution facilities and a corporate office.
Dec
09

Yesway Appoints New CIO

Convenience store chain Yesway has appointed a new CIO and SVP of Human resources, and opened a new corporate office. Find out which seasoned execs snagged the new positions.
Dec
09

Best Buy Canada Updating POS and Loyalty

Uncover how Best Buy Canada is updating its in-store POS and loyalty to integrate with its e-commerce.
Dec
09

Wakefern Increasing Access to Consumer Behavior Insights

Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, is expanding its relationship with consumer intelligence provider Catalina to help brands better understand shopper behavior.
Dec
07

JCPenney Exits Bankruptcy

JCPenney has exited Chapter 11, bought by Simon Property Group and Brookefield Asset Management. Get the details on the deal that saves the historic retailer.
Dec
07

7-Eleven Introduces In-App Contactless Payment

7‑Eleven's new app-based mobile wallet offers all customers — including those who would like to load cash — a contactless way to pay. Learn how.
Dec
02

Price Chopper Supermarkets Taps Machine Learning To Deliver Omnichannel Personalization

Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 will leverage advanced machine learning algorithms to provide personalized, seamless experience for their customers. Learn how.
Dec
02

Stein Mart Website to be Re-Launched Early 2021

A subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV) placed the winning bid of $6.02 million for the intellectual property of Stein Mart Inc. Learn how REV expects to re-launch the off-price fashion and home goods retailer as an online-only store early next year.
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