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September 2017

Sep
21

Theatro Announces a New Release of CDM

Theatro tech now allows managers to deliver contextual, mission-critical messages into the ears of their team without store associates having to view a computer terminal or log on to a smartphone app.
Sep
20

Capgemini Strengthens its Digital Commerce Capability with Latest Acquisition

Capgemini strengthens its global leadership in digital commerce with acquisition of Lyons Consulting Group. Learn the details.
Sep
20

Walgreens’ Purchase of Nearly 2,000 Rite Aid Locations Finally Approved

After years of negotiations, Walgreen’s can finally write a check and take control of 1,932 Rite Aid stores. Learn the details of the deal that will make Walgreens the largest pharmacy chain in the U.S.
Sep
19

IKEA Launches New Augmented Reality App IKEA Place

"Augmented reality and virtual reality will be a total game changer for retail in the same way as the internet," says Michael Valdsgaard, Leader Digital Transformation at Inter IKEA Systems. Find out more about the retailers newest AR app launching this month.
Sep
18

Nordstrom is Closer to Going Private

The Nordstrom family may be close to nearing a deal to bring the 116-year-old company private. Find out the details.
Sep
15

Vitamin World Deploys Unified Digital Commerce Platform

Vitamin World has deployed a unified digital commerce platform. Find out the details.
Sep
14

Azoya Unveils its Latest Business Model to Help Global Retailers Expand into Asian Markets

Azoya helps retailers capture the opportunities in Asian markets through an extensive digital and cross-border infrastructure network established by Azoya.
Sep
13

Mojix and CXignited Announce Merger

The combined entity will provide a complete smart inventory and smart supply chain solutions.
Sep
12

CVS Extends Physical Reach With On-the-Go Vending Machines

The nation’s largest pharmacy chain is increasing its physical presence beyond the four walls of the store with a fleet of health and wellness vending machines. Learn what the units will dispense and where they will be placed.
Sep
07

Could Your City Be the Next Amazon Headquarters Location?

Amazon plans to open a second company headquarters in North America. The company's new headquarters will be a full equal to Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, and is expected to grow to 50,000 employees. Get tips on what the retail behemoth is looking for and how your city can apply.
Sep
07

InContext Solutions Gets a New Executive Chairman

InContext Solutions has appointed a new as Executive Chairman. See who will help drive the virtual reality solutions company.
Sep
06

Home Depot Joins Google Express

Following the announcement of the Walmart’s partnership with Google Home, The Home Depot will also join Google Express this fall, adding the ability for its customers to shop through voice with the Assistant on Google Home. Customers will be able to purchase Home Depot items from Assistant on Google Home or on the Google Express website or app. "We're focused on delivering convenience and value as we continue to invest in best-in-class interconnected experiences for our customers," said Online President and Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Hofmann.
Sep
06

Billabong Deploys Singular Commerce Platform

The surf lifestyle company is consolidating its tech stack and accelerating implementation through advancements in cloud computing and best-in-class solutions.
Sep
05

First Data Offers Fast Hurricane Harvey Relief

First Data rushes free mobile payment devices to Houston to get businesses affected by the catastrophic storm up and running again.
Sep
05

PUMA Engages with Customers

International sports company PUMA Europe is implementing a customer engagement platform and digital marketing services to enhance its marketing executions across channel and display.
Sep
01

Key Food Montague Adds Checkout Convenience

Key Food Montague, a cooperative grocer in Brooklyn Heights, NY, has added cashless self-checkout systems with the help of Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, Inc. and business partner STCR, Inc. Installed and operational in just one week, the Toshiba Self Checkout System 6 units provide an easy and intuitive experience for shoppers, while maximizing store operational efficiencies. According to Key Food Montague, the key to the success of the self-checkout machines was having them installed in the center of the store where foot traffic is most prominent.

August 2017

Aug
28

IBM and SAP Team Up

IBM and SAP co-created a solution for retail and consumer packaged goods industries to help both increase profitability and improve the consumer experience.
Aug
25

Big Changes for Amazon and Whole Foods Merger Will Launch on Monday

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will become official on Monday August 28. The online giant has gone public with the first round of major changes customers can expect from the monster deal. Read on to the learn the details.
Aug
24

Rite Aid Finds a New Way to Source Products

Rite Aid is working on a major initiative to scale its product innovation efforts. The drugstore retailer will work with RangeMe, an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between product suppliers and retailers, to provide category buying teams the ability to accelerate sourcing of trending consumer-ready products. “We strive to provide a tremendous in-store experience for our customers and that starts with our product offerings,” said Bill Bergin, Group VP of Health and Beauty at Rite Aid.
Aug
21

How BJ’s Will Use Predictive Analytics to Make Buying Decisions

BJ’s Wholesale Club will use predictive analytics and machine learning to assist with buying decisions. The operator of membership warehouse clubs will begin using First Insight’s predictive analytics. The tools will help BJ’s make design and buying decisions on the broad spectrum of products offered in its warehouse clubs. “Providing the products our members really want at the right prices is critical to our growth strategy,” said Lee Delaney, Chief Growth Officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club.
Aug
21

Target Bolsters Fulfillment Speed

Target's latest acquisition will help it improve and expand its delivery capabilities. Find out the details.
Aug
18

Amazon Raises Shoppers' Fulfillment Expectations, Again

Amazon once again is pushing consumer expectations upward with its new Instant Pickup program. Find out the details.
Aug
08

Indoor Positioning System Enhances the Visitor Experience at Mall of America

The new tech will will help shoppers and visitors navigate the nation’s largest retail and entertainment destination.
Aug
07

Two Ways Tillys is Using Augmented Reality

Apparel retailer Tillys has been experimenting with using augmented reality (AR) to enhance the customer experience. Above, watch the reactions as an entire other world unfolds inside the Tillys Ontario Mills store. Below, see how to play Tillys' Shonduras AR Scavenger Hunt. Tillys teams up with Snapchat/Youtube star Shonduras for a brick and mortar AR scavenger hunt to win discounts and prizes. Using AR in the store, the retailer gamifies receiving discounts such as a 20% off coupon.
Aug
07

Cegid Named in 2017 FrontRunners Quadrant for Retail Software

Cegid, a provider of cloud services and software, has been recognized as a Leader for Yourcegid Retail on Software Advice’s 2017 FrontRunners Quadrant for Retail Software. The Leaders Quadrant includes vendors with “an all-around strong product. They offer a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers.” The FrontRunners quadrant, powered by Gartner Methodology, provides a data-driven assessment of products in a particular software category to determine which ones offer the best capability and value for small businesses.
Aug
03

Belk Upgrades Stores with $40M Investment

As part of a nearly $40 million investment, new Belk stores will boast tech updates. Find out more.
Aug
02

HP Debuts New Sleek, Modular POS System

HP's ElitePOS modernizes the traditional retail experience with a modular design that supports use cases beyond checkout and a look that seamlessly integrates with high-end retail aesthetics.
Aug
02

Sports South Partners on Pre-Loaded Database

Sports South, the country's largest single-source distributor of firearms and ammunition, has partnered with Celerant to provide a pre-loaded retail system so dealers can be selling products with no up-front fees. Cumulus Retail, by Celerant Technology, designed to be the entry system for its more advanced Stratus Retail, can come as a turn-key solution with a pre-populated database.
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