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May 2019

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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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.
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.

April 2019

Apr
30

Sainsbury’s Trials Checkout-Free Grocery Store

Sainsbury’s is experimenting with the UK’s first checkout-free grocery store. Find out how the three month trial will work and what’s to come for the grocer.
Apr
29

Domino’s Piloting GPS Order Tracking

Customers and management can view order status and driver location in real-time providing unprecedented delivery accuracy and an elevated customer experience.
Apr
29

H&M Scales Its Product Transparency Efforts

The retailer gives shoppers unheard of transparency, providing such details as production country, supplier names, factory info, as well as the number of factory workers.
Apr
26

SoulCycle’s Omnichannel Solutions Support Rapid Growth

Leading indoor cycling brand deploys a unified commerce cloud suite to streamline order management and improve customer experience across its expanding network.
Apr
24

Walgreens and Rite Aid Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Walgreens and Rite Aid are implementing a new, chain-wide policy that requires customers to be at least 21 years old in order to purchase tobacco products in its stores.
Apr
24

Kohl’s Scaling Amazon Returns to All Stores

Amazon customers can return online purchases with or without shipping packaging at all Kohl’s stores starting this summer. Learn the details of the unique partnership.
Apr
24

Amazon Goes Live With Newest Fulfillment Option

Customers can now have orders delivered securely to their garage thanks to Amazon’s latest partnership. Learn the details of the online giant’s newest fulfillment option.
Apr
24

Bonnie Brooks Is Back in the CEO Chair

The former CEO of Hudson’s Bay is back in the corner suite at another large national chain. See where the industry veteran is headed.
Apr
22

Retail Sales Show Growth in March

Retail’s ongoing yo-yo sales trend continues in March, as consumer spending increases following a downturn in February. Read the latest overall retail sales numbers and how the individual segments fared.
Apr
22

Old Navy and Banana Republic Explore New Ways to Connect with Shoppers

Parent company Gap Inc. has announced that Old Navy and Banana Republic are integrating more sustainable product innovation and technology. Learn about the retailer’s commitment and the initiatives designed to display its environmental consciousness.
Apr
17

Pilot Flying J's New Mobile App Personalizes Travel

The revamped app is tailored to customer preferences and provides users with a personal, simple and improved digital retail experience. Learn all about the new app’s next-gen features.
Apr
17

First Look at PGA Tour Superstore’s Latest Next-Gen Store

The golf and tennis retailer is going live with its latest next-gen, experiential store in South Florida. Learn the details and the retailer’s expansion plans for its interactive retail-tainment experience.
Apr
17

Walgreens and Nordstrom Partner with Narvar on Convenient Pick-Up and Returns

The new pick-up and return service will be available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations and select number of Nordstrom stores. Learn the details and how the new service offers a new level of convenience.
Apr
17

Kroger's Autonomous Delivery Service is Live in Houston

The Kroger Co. and robotics company Nuro have expanded their autonomous grocery delivery service to the Houston, TX, market. Get the details and see a video of how the service works.
Apr
17

Neiman Marcus Enters Pre-Owned Market

The upscale department store chain has acquired a minority stake in Fashionphile, becoming the first luxury retailer to invest in the billion dollar pre-owned apparel market. Learn the details.
Apr
17

ShopGenius Launches to Give Price-Conscious Shoppers an Edge

The online shopping and sales resource provides bargain consumers with the scoop on liquidation, store closings, inventory close-outs, and sales events both nationally and in their local communities.
Apr
16

Epicor Unveils AI-Based Virtual Agent

Deep industry-specific application of artificial intelligence technology simplifies interactions with ERP systems, automates tasks, and facilitates faster operations.
Apr
15

Starbucks to Fuel 360 Texas Stores With Solar Power

A portfolio of eight projects announced is reducing carbon emissions in the equivalent of planting nearly 2.5 million trees. Learn how the coffee giant is taking a unique approach, investing in solar farms to support a specific group of its stores.
Apr
15

Abercrombie Exec Stacia Andersen Joins PetSmart

Andersen joins PetSmart from Abercrombie & Fitch, where she played an instrumental role in developing the retailer into a complete omnichannel experience. Find out what Anderson will bring to the pet supplies chain.
Apr
10

Walmart Putting Thousands of Robots to Work in Stores, Expanding Vending-Style Pickup

Walmart is expanding its use of robots, or “smart associates,” as well as rolling out a swath of new pickup towers.
Apr
10

Canada Goose To Open Six Next-Gen Experiential Stores

The apparel manufacturer and retailer’s latest locations will feature sub-zero cold rooms, allowing shoppers to test their cold weather gear before making a purchase. Learn where Canada Goose plans to open its latest stores of the future.
Apr
10

Google Cloud Goes Live With New Suite of Retail Solutions

The new offerings were created in collaboration with Google’s ecosystem of retail partners and designed to solve specific business challenges. The solutions leverage Google Cloud’s expertise and innovation in areas like data analytics and AI.
Apr
08

The Vitamin Shoppe Goes Live with Revamped Loyalty Program

The retailer’s loyalty program is one of the most successful in the industry with over 90% of its sales coming from members. See what improvements Vitamin Shoppe has made to the program to keep it front of mind for shoppers.
Apr
08

Rent the Runway Expands Into Children’s Apparel

The surging subscription rental service is expanding beyond its women’s apparel roots with the launch of Runway Kids. Learn the details and what the progression means for the brand.
Apr
05

Signet Closing 150 Stores, President Resigns

Sebastian Hobbs, Signet Jewelers Limited's president and chief customer officer has resigned from these roles, as the company continues to close its doors. Get the details.
Apr
05

Dennis Mullahy Named Chief Supply Chain Officer

The veteran supply chain and IT executive is moving to the c-suite at one of the biggest retailers in the world. See where he is headed and the key role he will play.
Apr
05

CVS' Same-Day Prescription Delivery Expansion Is a Game-Changer

6,000 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide will now deliver prescriptions to consumers' doorsteps within hours, making the chore of picking up prescriptions after a doctor's visit no longer necessary.
Apr
03

Katie Finnegan Leaving Walmart

Katie Finnegan of Walmart’s incubation arm Store N°8 has shared she's departing the company. Get the details.
Apr
03

Prada Group Optimizes Merchandising With Next-Gen Tech Deployment

By tapping into customer data at its 634 store network the luxury retailer is able to better inform business decisions and provide a differentiated shopper experience. Learn how its latest tech deployment boosts operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Apr
03

Wayfair to Bring Back Way Day—With Livestream Video

Following Way Day’s successful debut last year, Wayfair is bringing back the retail holiday this month and will introduce Wayfair On Air livestream video for the occasion. Get the details on the shopping day’s expansion and how it will employ video and social media tactics to engage shoppers.
Apr
01

Dinesh Lathi Named CEO of Tailored Brands

The former CEO of Zale Corporation is taking the reins at Tailored Brands to lead the brand’s resurgence. Learn the details and how the parent company of Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, and Joseph Abboud plans to leverage Lathi’s extensive experience.
Apr
01

Retail Sales Drop in February

Following an encouraging January, retail sales are again headed in the wrong direction as consumer spending cools. Check out the latest numbers on the health of the industry.
Apr
01

Sally Beauty Launches Redesigned Mobile-First Website

The new e-commerce experience features next-gen personalization, expanded payment acceptance and social commerce capabilities. Learn how the new mobile-first website aligns with the retailer’s ongoing transformational plans.
Apr
01

Five Below to Open 150 Stores in 2019

To keep pace with overwhelming demand and reach its goal of more than 2,500 physical locations the value retailer plans to cut the ribbon on 150 new stores this year. Hear about its rapid expansion plans and even faster sales increases.

March 2019

Mar
29

TWINSET Curates a Sophisticated Customer Experience

Find out how TWINSET is opening more stores that meet international requirements, while delighting sophisticated shoppers with associates that are informed and ready to help.  
Mar
28

Branch Joins Kronos Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Network

The partnership brings mobile-first pay, communication, and staffing technology to market, helping reshape the future of workforce management.
Mar
27

Dick’s Sporting Goods to Finish Transition to In-House Software

Dick’s Sporting Goods will finish the transition to in-house software for all its e-commerce platforms this year, the WSJ reports. Get the details.
Mar
27

Wayfair to Open First Full-Service Physical Location

The online home goods retailer is looking to make a splash in the physical world with the opening of its first permanent full-service, brick-and-mortar store. Learn the details and where Wayfair is planting its flag.
Mar
27

Inside Sephora's Magic Mirror

Take a first look at Sephora's AI-powered intelligent digital mirror, which delivers hyper-personalized experiences and product recommendations to shoppers.
Mar
27

Former Kohl’s CEO Lands New Gig

Long-term Kohl’s chief executive Kevin Mansell retired last spring, but the industry vet couldn’t keep away from the industry for long. Learn about his new role and which retailer lured him out of retirement.
Mar
25

Domino's to Launch In-Car Ordering

The digital disruptor is taking the anytime, anywhere mantra to the next level with the ability to place an order from a car’s touchscreen. Is this the next frontier for digital commerce?
Mar
22

Famous Footwear Launches New Loyalty Program to Capture Digital Shoppers

Famous Footwear has launched a new loyalty program aimed at encouraging digital commerce as it seeks to compete with e-commerce retailers. Learn how the footwear giant is rewarding customers with a more personal experience.
Mar
22

GameStop Names New CEO

GameStop has tapped George Sherman as its new CEO. Learn the details.
Mar
21

Infovista Enhances SD-WAN with Application Intelligence and Cloud-Native Orchestration

The introduction of cloud-native management and control with next-generation application intelligence delivers improved application performance across any WAN.
Mar
20

Red Wing Shoe Company Opens First Flagship Store in NYC

The new retail concept is more than just quality footwear, it is an experience. See what Red Wing has in store at its interactive flagship location and its future plans to bring experiential stores to other urban markets.
Mar
20

California Closets Debuts E-Commerce Line

The custom closet manufacturer and retailer is breaking into the e-commerce space with a curated collection of accessories. See what the retailer has in store at launch.
Mar
20

Varadheesh Chennakrishnan Lands CIO Gig

The former Ulta executive has been named chief information officer for a massive 800-store-strong specialty retailer. See where the industry veteran is headed.
Mar
18

SAS Investing $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence

The massive commitment advances the company’s foundation in advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. Find out what this AI investment means for SAS and its customers.
Mar
18

Shopko Fails to Find Buyer, Forced to Liquidate

The Midwest department store chain is the latest to wave the white flag as the retail herd continues to thin. Hear the latest on the retailer’s plan to liquidate.
Mar
18

Takeaways from Nike’s 2018

Here are a few of the ways Nike slayed 2018, and what retailers can take away from their success.
Mar
15

Kroger Expands Autonomous Grocery Delivery

Kroger and Nuro’s successful self-driving grocery delivery pilot in Scottsdale has led to a new program in Texas. Get the details.
Mar
15

Meijer Expands Mobile Checkout to More Shoppers

Meijer is expanding its Shop & Scan mobile shopping checkout technology following a successful pilot. Find out how many stores will see the new tech and what this means for shoppers.
Mar
13

Rite Aid CEO Gets the Axe, Retailer Looks to Trim 20% of Its Executive Staff

The retailer announced a host of changes to its leadership team including the replacement of John Standley as CEO. Learn the details of the wholesale changes happening at Rite Aid headquarters.
Mar
13

Instacart Scales Alcohol Delivery to 14 States

The third-party grocery delivery service expands popular alcohol delivery to more than 40 million American households. See where the service is launching and the reaction from Instacart’s retailer partners.
Mar
13

Lamps Plus Unveils App-Less Texting

The specialty retailer is the first to go live with the new communication technology that allows shoppers to text store-level associates without the barrier of a cumbersome mobile app download.
Mar
11

Retail Sales Rebound With .2% Growth in January

Following a massive drop in December, the retail sector appears to have righted the ship as sales rose in January. Check out the results from the start of the year.
Mar
11

Carlo Pochintesta Named Barnes & Noble CIO

The retail technology veteran will be leading Barnes & Noble’s technology efforts effectively immediately. Learn the details and what the appointment means for the massive national brand.
Mar
11

NY Times Reports Tech Vendor Spied on Walmart

The FBI is investigating allegations that employees from one of Walmart’s technology suppliers was illegally monitoring the retailer’s e-mail communication.
Mar
11

Sephora Expands Its Brick and Mortar Footprint

Sephora is opening up 35 new stores in 2019. Here’s what shoppers will be able to experience at Sephora’s newest brick and mortar locations.
Mar
11

Z Gallerie Files for Chapter 11

The retailer looks to restructure its finances and close 17 stores. It plans to emerge from Chapter 11 within four months and continue to improve its operations, customer service and scale its e-commerce presence.
Mar
07

Charlotte Russe To Close All Stores

The apparel chain is closing all or its 400-plus doors and is liquidating its assets. Hear the latest.
Mar
06

Levi's Marc Rosen Named Radical of the Year

The EVP and president, direct-to-consumer, Levi Strauss & Co. took home the award for driving growth through technological innovation and developing and deploying end-to-end merchandising and inventory systems. Learn more and see which fellow retailers were honored.
Mar
06

Karen McKibbin Named Chico’s Brand President

The former president of Nordstrom Rack has been named brand president at the prestigious apparel chain. Learn the details and how she will help the retailer deepen its customer relationships and deliver long-term growth.
Mar
05

How Jewelry Retailer TrueFacet Achieves Personalization at Scale

Learn how a new retail cloud platform transforms email marketing by bringing the scale of an ESP together with triggered and fully personalized promotional emails.
Mar
05

Planet Fitness Partners With Kohl's

The collaboration gambles that shoppers and fitness go hand in hand.
Mar
05

Home Depot Leverages Homegrown Tech to Hire 80,000 Associates

The retailer is hiring 80,000 associates for its busy spring season with a new hiring technology built by the company's in-house engineers.
Mar
05

Farmstead Scales Popular Refill & Save Program

The online grocer is expanding the selection of its recurring delivery service to more than 300 top grocery staples.
Mar
05

T.J.Maxx Engages Shoppers with #Maxximizing Game

T.J.Maxx is launching a multi-day, multi-city interactive game involving currated items featured within large-scale pods displayed in New York and California. Get the details.
Mar
04

David’s Bridal Announced New CEO and CFO

Tom Lynch has been appointed interim CEO and Curt Kroll interim CFO to help drive the apparel retailer’s transformation post-bankruptcy. See what these two appointments mean for David’s Bridal’s future.
Mar
04

rue21 Goes Live with Buy-Online Pickup In-Store

The fast fashion apparel retailer is introducing the service across its 700 locations. Learn about the selected solution and how it will help rue21 meet ever-changing customer demand.
Mar
04

Gap and Children’s Place Snap Up Gymboree’s Brands

Just days after spinning off Old Navy, Gap is buying Janie and Jack. The Children’s Place set to acquire Gymboree namesake.
Mar
04

Is Amazon Launching a New Grocery Chain?

Amazon may be planning to open "dozens of grocery stores" in several major U.S. cities before the year's end. Get the details.
Mar
01

Amazon Prime Members Can Now Pick a Weekly Delivery Day

Prime members across the U.S. can now get all their week’s orders delivered together on the day of their choice, in fewer boxes.

February 2019

Feb
27

Walmart Bolsters Natural Language Processing Capabilities with Aspectiva Acquisition

The acquisition will bolster Walmart’s artificial intelligence firepower and become a key piece of its next-gen customer engagement initiatives. Learn the details of the retailer’s latest tech acquisition.
Feb
27

Brookshire Grocery’s Digital Commerce Engine Enables Omnichannel Convenience

The grocer’s commerce engine powers its omnichannel fulfillment options allowing the retailer to meet customer demand whenever it strikes. Learn the details of Brookshire’s expanding fulfillment capabilities.
Feb
25

Katia Walsh Named Chief Strategy and Artificial Intelligence Officer

The data and analytics veteran snagged a c-suite position at a massive international retailer and apparel manufacturer. See where she is headed and how she will help the company leverage next-gen tech to support its strategic growth.
Feb
21

Nielsen and NPD Join Forces to Reimagine the Future of Omnishopper Measurement

The new alliance reimagines the future of omnishopper measurement and marks a key milestone in Nielsen's measurement of the total consumer.
Feb
20

Kibo and Certona Join Forces to Personalize the Path to Purchase

The combined company will provide retailers with a more powerful set of solutions to create standout customer experiences and pursue a shared vision of unified cloud commerce with personalization at its core.
Feb
20

Kroger and Ocado Announce Additional High-Tech Fulfillment Centers

The partners are on their way to reaching their stated goal of 20 automated fulfillment centers in the U.S. See where they plan to build next and the role the DC will play in Kroger’s strategic vision.
Feb
15

Payless to Close 2,500 Stores

Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the footwear retailer prepares to wind down its North American stores and its e-commerce operations.
Feb
12

How Books-A-Million is Enhancing its Customer Experience

Learn how one of the nation’s largest book retailers will bolster its loyalty program and engage customers.
Feb
11

Retail Technology Veteran Lance Willis Nabs CIO Position

The former Toys ’R Us CTO is back in the corner office claiming the EVP, CIO post at a major national chain. See which retailer hired the industry veteran to oversee its digital transformation.
Feb
11

TCS and JDA Join Forces on Cognitive Supply Chain Solutions

The partnership will leverage TCS’s thought leadership framework and JDA’s solution portfolio to develop joint, interoperable retail technology solutions for the supply chain of the future.
Feb
07

Ocado’s Cutting-Edge Robotic Warehouse Destroyed by Fire

The massive blaze took 24 hours to contain, ravaging the DC and disrupting the online grocer’s ability to meet growing demand. Hear the latest.
Feb
06

Kroger Testing Digital Shelves

A recent test shows shoppers find Kroger's new digital shelves 'influential' on purchase decisions. Find out more.
Feb
06

Sobeys to Improve Customer Satisfaction and Reduce Shrink

Sobeys will leverage pattern detection and machine learning technology to analyze their sales data and create actionable opportunities. Get the details.
Feb
06

Warby Parker’s AR App Reimagines Eyeglass Shopping

The retail innovator is at it again. Its new augmented reality app allows shoppers to virtually try on eyewear, further blurring the distinction between physical and digital shopping. Learn what sets this AR technology apart from the competition.
Feb
05

Revel Systems Introduces New Point of Sale Platforms

The new cloud-based POS solution is designed to serve the unique needs of both enterprise and SMB retailers.
Feb
04

For Hourly Workers Missing a Single Shift Comes at a Steep Cost

New research found that for nearly half of employees one missed shift means late payments on rent, utilities, and other basic necessities.
Feb
01

FAO Schwarz To Open Flagship Retail Experience Within Selfridges

The toy brand is expanding to London. FAO Schwarz has revealed plans for a 20,000 square-foot permanent location within one of the most famous retail locations in the world. Get the details.

January 2019

Jan
30

FedEx to Start New Next-Day Delivery Option for Retailers

FedEx Corp. is introducing a new late-night shipping option for retailers who want to quickly send orders directly to online customers. Learn the details.
Jan
29

Hudson Group Deploys New Unified Commerce Platform

The travel retailer’s new POS commerce system will allow it to provide a more versatile and responsive customer experience, and a wider choice for its customers to engage with the brand.
Jan
25

Fred’s Simplifies Store Operations

Since 1947, Fred’s has been an integral part of the communities it serves throughout the southeastern United States. Fred’s recently found a solution to optimize labor spend. Learn the details.
Jan
21

bebe Launches New Online Store and Loyalty Program

Apparel company bebe has unveiled its new online store and enhanced loyalty program. Learn how intelligent design, paired with real-time analytics and streamlined operations are driving the launch.
Jan
15

Joann Stores Tailor Engaged Customer Experiences

"By more fully understanding our customers’ interests and buying history, we can suggest new projects in-store and deliver more personalized offers to drive engagement across channels," said Steve Miller, SVP marketing & eCommerce at Joann. Find out how the craft retailer is accomplishing this transformation.
Jan
15

Lolli and Pops Adopts Retail Tech to Power Relationships with Suppliers

Lolli and Pops, a specialty retailer offering an assortment of confections was looking for a system that would help it automate labor-intensive processes. Uncover what solution was a must for its omnichannel programs.
Jan
15

L.K.Bennett Embarks on Retail Technology Transformation

As part of its omnichannel transformation, L.K.Bennett realized the need to seamlessly blend its in-store and digital channels to offer shoppers a unified experience. Learn how the retailer is making this happen.
Jan
15

Laura Ashley Customizes Online Retail Experiences Globally

Laura Ashley has been able to redesign and internationalize its website so that each territory can customize its online storefront to create seamless, integrated customer experiences. Find out how.
Jan
10

Things Remembered Personalizes Customer Experience

Things Remembered was able to deliver an improved omnichannel experience with the ability to scale in preparation for the holiday season last year. Learn how.
Jan
09

Lowe's Hiring 65,000 to Support Its Growth Strategy

New roles will be focused on enhancing customer service and include seasonal associates, merchandising support, store leadership, and technologists.
Jan
09

Andrew Laudato Snags Coveted Chief Technology Officer Post

The former Pier 1 CIO has been named the CTO at a major national specialty retailer. See who grabbed the industry veteran and how his decades of experience will be put to use.
Jan
08

Tulip and Google Cloud Collaborate on Machine Learning Solutions

The newly developed solutions leverage Google Cloud Platform, BigQuery, and Machine Learning Engine to improve store operations and uncover new sales opportunities
Jan
07

Kroger and Microsoft Join Forces to Pilot two Connected Experience Stores

Supermarket retailer Kroger and Microsoft are collaborating to redefine the customer experience using Kroger Technology products powered by Microsoft Azure. Through this partnership, Kroger will pilot a connected store experience and, together with Microsoft, jointly market a commercial RaaS product to the retail industry.
Jan
07

Five Below Adds New In-Store Platform to Support Growth Plans

Five Below’s long-term vision is to open more than 2,500 stores across the nation. Learn how the discount retailer recently turned its focus to upgrading its in-store technology to support these high store growth plans.
Jan
02

Sears Gets Buyout Bid, but Closing 80 More Stores

Sears Holdings will close 80 more Sears and Kmart stores, but a hedge fund run by Sears chairman Eddie Lampert has submitted a bid for the retailer, its only chance of escaping liquidation. Get the details.

December 2018

Dec
19

Justin Mennen Snags a Top CIO Position

The former CompuCom executive has claimed the coveted spot at a massive pharmacy chain. See where the 20-year IT veteran is headed.
Dec
17

H&M Home and Google Collaborate On Voice Payment

The partners have launched a gift-giving service on Google Assistant and Google Home that allows shoppers to find the perfect last minute gift and seamlessly pay for it with nothing more than their voice.
Dec
17

Genesco to Sell Lids for $100 Million

The sale of its branded athletic wear business frees the retail group to focus on its core apparel business. Learn the details of the transaction and what it means for the retail conglomerate.
Dec
13

Tory Burch Names New CEO

Tory Burch has handed over the key to the corner office to her husband Pierre-Yves Roussel, a long-time LVMH executive. Learn the details and the future direction of the company.
Dec
13

Infovista Selected as a Top 10 Retail Tech Company

The solution provider was been selected by Retail CIO Outlook to be part of this year's annual listing of 10 retail technology companies in Europe that are at the forefront of tackling customer challenges.
Dec
11

Overstock Named Best Retail Mobile Application

Overstock took home the top prize for best mobile app for the seventh consecutive year. Find out what sets the retailer’s mobile app apart from the competition.
Dec
11

Chico’s Unveils New Digital Engagement Tools

The apparel retailer is going live with online and in-store customer connection, shopping and merchandising capabilities to enhance the shopping experience. Learn the details of the next-gen tech.
Dec
10

Online Holiday Sales Reach All-Time Heights

With more than two weeks to go till the conclusion of the holiday shopping blitz, 2018 is already setting all-time online sales records. Check out the latest stats on the end-of-the-year rush.
Dec
07

Walmart to Buy Art.com

Walmart plans to acquire the assets of Art.com, the world’s largest online retailer in the art and wall décor category, for an undisclosed amount. Learn why it's Walmart's next move.
Dec
05

Michael Kors Undergoes Next-Gen Customer Engagement Pilot

Michael Kors is piloting tech that allows customer transactions to be processed anywhere on locally resilient mobile devices – without the need for costly store servers. Get the details.
Dec
03

Dunkin’ Donuts Loyalty Club Breached

Hackers attained customer logins through third-parties and were able to infiltrate the retailer’s loyalty database, exposing customer names, addresses and account numbers. Hear the latest.

November 2018

Nov
29

Payless Opens Pop-Up Shop in Times Square

The value focused footwear and accessories retailer is stepping out of its comfort zone with a holiday themed pop-up shop in the heart of NYC. Read on to learn the details.
Nov
28

Michaels Combines E-Commerce, Service and Marketing

The arts and crafts retailer is bringing its e-commerce, service and marketing onto one platform to create connected customer experiences across every touchpoint.
Nov
28

GameStop Exits the Mobile Phone Business, Pockets $700 Million

The retailer has sold its Spring Mobile business to pay off debt and invest in its core strength of video games and collectables. Learn the details.
Nov
26

Mysterious Amazon Data Breach: What You Need to Know

Amazon suffered a data issue just days before Black Friday – but consumers and experts are puzzled as to details.
Nov
26

Fairway Market Launches Mobile Line-Free Checkout

"The response from mobile shoppers has been incredibly positive," says Fairway Market's Mike Penner, director of retail applications and technology.
Nov
20

Kroger Names Site of its First Fulfillment Center of the Future

Kroger is investing $55 million to build the first robotic "shed" and the high-tech customer fulfillment center will bring 410 new jobs to the area. Find out where the grocer will make its mark.
Nov
19

David's Bridal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The wedding dress retailer aims to stay open and promises brides orders "will arrive on time." Get the details.
Nov
14

Qubit Unveils New Solutions for Beauty, Fashion and Luxury

The solutions run on Qubit’s personalization platform and are designed to drive engagement, repeat purchases and lifetime value.
Nov
13

Microsoft and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

The joint solution will serve as a one-stop-shop in creating scalable, high-performance data environments that enable greater real-time collaboration for faster results.
Nov
13

Amazon Selects New York City and Northern Virginia for its Next Two Headquarters

Amazon's HQ2, and HQ3, will be in separate locations, and the company will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters. Additionally, Amazon will add a new Operations Center of Excellence with more than 5,000 jobs to Nashville. Get the details.
Nov
12

Gap to Migrate Hundreds of Applications to Microsoft Platform

By building and centralizing its data platform, Gap can now apply advanced analytics and machine learning to gain a comprehensive understanding of customers across channels, and deliver personalized merchandising, marketing and customer service.
Nov
12

Lori’s Gifts Expands Its Technological Transformation

The nation’s largest provider of hospital gift shop solutions has selected Mi9 Retail for merchandising, business intelligence, and customer engagement to support its retail technology transformation initiative.
Nov
08

NCR Acquires Leading Computer Vision Company

The solution provider has acquired StopLift Checkout Vision Systems to combat in-store theft and reinforce its strategic focus on self-checkout solutions.
Nov
07

Major Update to Amazon’s Headquarter Battle

The nationwide competition for the rights to host Amazon’s second headquarters is nearing its conclusion. New information has leaked that the honor may go to two cities instead of one. Learn the latest.
Nov
06

Lowe's to Close 51 Stores

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is closing 51 North American stores. Get the details.
Nov
05

Seemantini Godbole Lands CIO Gig

Target’s SVP of digital and marketing technology has claimed the top technology job at a massive big box retailer. See where the newly minted CIO is headed and the role she will play.
Nov
01

Albertsons Implements AI-Driven Micro-Fulfillment E-Commerce Solution

Albertsons Companies is piloting a micro-fulfillment center concept and artificial intelligence capabilities to implement an automated e-commerce fulfillment solution for customers.
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