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September 2019

Sep
20

Walmart's CIO Is Jumping Ship — See Where He is Heading Next

His new company will gain the benefit of his knowledge of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine vision, machine learning, blockchain, big data and the Internet of Things.
Sep
18

Retailers Should Expect a Strong Holiday Season in 2019

Deloitte predicts holiday retail sales to jump over 2018. Find out just how high they will go across channels.
Sep
18

Online Grocer Farmstead to Expand After Partnering with Lowes’ Parent Company

Farmstead has inked a first-of-its-kind partnership with Southeast grocery company Alex Lee, parent company of grocer Lowes Foods. Learn how the partnership enables them to expand their reach in complementary markets without the need to open any physical stores, and where Farmstead is headed to next.
Sep
17

Zebra Adds Solutions to Improve Retailers’ Performance Edge

Zebra Technologies Corporation is offering new solutions to streamline retailers’ operations from front-of-store to the warehouse. Learn how they can help retailers improve inventory management and increase store associate productivity to elevate the customer experience.
Sep
17

Macy’s Searches for New Bluemercury CEO

Bluemercury founders Marla and Barry Beck are stepping down, leaving Macy's to search for a new CEO to steer the beauty business it acquired in 2015.  Barry Beck, Bluemercury’s chief operating officer, will step down on September 20 to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture.
Sep
16

First Look: Walmart Unveils New Health Center Format

Walmart has opened a “Walmart Health” center, a standalone facility for healthcare services. Take a peek inside the first of Walmart’s new format, a concept expected to eventually be replicated in other markets.
Sep
16

Salesforce Launches Consumer Goods Cloud

Consumer Goods Cloud enables reps to use AI to optimize key tasks, drive higher revenues through better promotion execution and order management and elevate the in-store experience for the end consumer.
Sep
16

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Adds 400 Jobs

The company will add jobs in fields including cloud computing, advertising and business development.
Sep
16

Selfridges to Open In-Store Cinema

Upping the ante in customer experience, Selfridges will be the department store in the world to open a permanent theater.
Sep
16

Giant Tiger Offers New Multilingual Mobile Retail Experience

Canadian discount retailer Giant Tiger is enhancing its digital retail presence with a new mobile app to engage shoppers. Get the details.
Sep
11

H.H. Gregg Brick and Mortar Back From the Dead

The electronics retailer has emerged from bankruptcy with a new owner and a renewed dedication to physical retail. Find out where it placed its first new store and how its new format will position it for success.
Sep
11

Kohl’s Names Paul Gaffney Chief Technology Officer

The former Dick’s Sporting Goods and Home Depot executive will be responsible for all technology, information and digital platforms supporting Kohl’s omnichannel business. Hear the latest on the appointment and what it means for both Gaffney and Kohl’s.
Sep
11

Why Retailers Should Take Note of Walmart’s Exclusive Newsstand Offering

A new magazine hit Walmart newsstands exclusively this month. Find out how the Instagram-inspired publication and its QR-code tech benefits the retail behemoth.
Sep
11

McDonald’s Acquires Voice Technology Startup to Supercharge Ordering

The acquisition of Silicon Valley based Apprente furthers McDonald’s commitment to voice-based ordering in its drive thru lanes and mobile ordering initiatives. Learn the details and what it means for the massive quick serve restaurant chain’s tech roadmap.
Sep
09

Target Is Scaling Its New Loyalty Program Nationwide

Following a successful pilot campaign Target is releasing its new Target Circle loyalty program across the chain. The new program offers shoppers a personalized experience as well as increased savings. Read all about it.
Sep
09

Walgreens Boots Alliance Names New Global CIO

The new head of IT will oversee the global strategy for WBA’s IT operations across all divisions and lead data analytics, business intelligence, development, support, infrastructure, security and technical services. See which retail veteran snagged the coveted, high-profile position.
Sep
09

EnsembleIQ Appoints Jennifer Litterick CEO

RIS parent company EnsembleIQ has elevated the veteran publishing executive to chief executive. Learn all the details and the role Litterick will play.
Sep
04

AmazonFresh Expands One-Hour Grocery Delivery to New Market

Amazon continues to scale its fresh grocery service across the nation with latest expansion. See what major metropolitan area AmazonFresh is headed to and the new enhancements that make it even easier for consumers.
Sep
04

XCCommerce Acquired by Otimo Retail

By joining forces and combining the breadth of their expertise, Otimo Retail and XCCommerce now offer global retailers the power to optimize their promotional and coupon initiatives within a unified commerce approach. Get the details.
Sep
04

Albertsons Improves the Retail Experience for Dogs

Albertsons brings a next-gen pet solution to stores through a partnership with DogSpot. Get the details on how the grocer is making shopping more comfortable for Fido.
Sep
04

Lana Todorovich Named Chief Merchandising Officer

The former Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein executive has claimed the top merchandising post at a major department store chain. See where the industry veteran is headed and her plan to further its ongoing digital transformation.
Sep
03

Burberry Partners With Apple to Develop Retail Chat Tool

Burberry is testing a new retail chat tool it created in partnership with Apple. Learn how the tool will help Burberry store associates interact with important customers directly.
Sep
03

The Vitamin Shoppe Launches Personalized Subscription Service

Utilizing a personalized online assessment designed by medical experts, the new Only Me service delivers a custom assortment of vitamins and supplements to participating subscribers each month. Get the details.
Sep
03

Reflexis Debuts Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Reflexis Systems revealed at Reflexions 2019, the annual Reflexis User Conference & Expo, new solutions leveraging AI and machine learning. Get the details.

August 2019

Aug
29

Overstock Goes Live With Next-Gen E-Mail Personalization

New proprietary technology allows the retailer to personalize e-mail communication with shoppers both pre- and post-deployment. Find out how this unique technology works and how the retailer plans to leverage it.
Aug
28

Will Charming Charlie Live On?

Despite the fact that the women’s fashion and accessories retailer announced the closing of all of its stores last month, the Charming Charlie brand may soldier on. Find out what is in store for the bankrupt retailer.
Aug
28

Caribou Coffee New Concept Store Challenges Traditional Café Model

The retailer’s upcoming Little Blue Cabin stores will provide customers a unique coffeehouse experience. See what sets these stores apart and where the first crop of new-age cafés will be placed.
Aug
28

Walmart Canada Appoints New CEO

Walmart’s Canadian division is getting a new boss. See which Walmart veteran is getting a turn in the corner office after more than two decades with the retailer.
Aug
26

Target and Disney Team Up to Launch New Retail Experience

The Walt Disney Company and Target are collaborating to bring in-store Disney shops and a new digital experience to Target. Get the details of this new partnership.
Aug
23

Nordstrom Creates Role of Chief Merchandising Officer

The retailer has appointed a 33-year company veteran to the position. Find out how the new role will support Nordstrom’s future and who snagged it.
Aug
21

Amazon Adds 400 New High Tech Jobs

The retailer is opening a new 84,000 square foot office in downtown Portland, doubling its tech workforce in the area. Learn about the new center and the high-tech job opportunities coming to Oregon.
Aug
21

Russell's Convenience Rolls Out Frictionless Checkout

Just over three years after introducing their first cashierless store, Russell's Convenience has implemented frictionless checkout to all stores.
Aug
21

Barnes & Noble Named Most Reputable Retailer

For the second year in a row Barnes & Noble has finished first in this annual ranking of retailer reputation, and was the only retailer to earn an excellent rating. Learn what sets the specialty retailer apart from the crowd.
Aug
20

Urban Outfitters Innovates Its Customer Experience Leadership

Urban Outfitters will unite customer data and feedback to improve customer experience across Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie Group, and Free People. Find out how.
Aug
20

Walmart and Tasty Dish Out Mobile Recipe Shopping

Walmart customers can now directly purchase ingredients featured in BuzzFeed’s Tasty videos from their online grocery carts. Get the dish.
Aug
19

Rite Aid Updates Payment Processing In-Store and Online

The pharmacy powerhouse is superchargin its payment processor and security solutions covering more than 2,400 stores nationwide as well as its e-commerce site. See who Rite Aid turned to for the next-gen solution and how it will help the chain streamline payment across the enterprise.
Aug
19

Sur La Table Reveals New CEO

Sur La Table is bringing on Jason Goldberger as its CEO. Find out what the former Blue Nile and Target exec will bring to the Table.
Aug
19

Banana Republic Adds Rental Subscription Service

Banana Republic is the latest apparel retailer to throw its hat into the apparel subscription ring. Learn about the retailer’s new service and its plan to differentiate itself in the crowed rental space.
Aug
19

Kroger and Walgreens Expand on Ground-Breaking Partnership

Building on early success, the retail partners introduce Kroger Express to additional Walgreens stores and launch Walgreens' owned-brand health and beauty products in Kroger stores. Learn the details of the blooming partnership and the retailers’ plans for future collaboration.
Aug
19

Vitamin Shoppe Improves Inventory Visibility Throughout Its Supply Chain

The specialty retailer is implementing an integrated supply chain strategy to improve demand forecast and optimize store and distribution center replenishment and allocations.
Aug
16

A.C. Moore Puts Etsy on Notice

The arts and crafts retailer is launching a new service that directly competes with Etsy’s unique business model. Learn all about A.C. Moore’s new offering and what it means for the industry.
Aug
14

Matthew Champion Snags C-Suite Gig

The former Amazon bigwig has accepted a c-suite position at a surging specialty retailer. See where the industry veteran is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.
Aug
14

Domino’s Solves Last Mile Fulfillment Challenges With Electrified Approach

Providing home delivery is difficult in urban centers where traffic and parking create roadblocks to quick and economical fulfillment. Domino’s believes e-bikes can solve urban delivery woes and meet customer’s need-it-now demands. Do you agree?
Aug
14

Avenue Stores Shutters Its Brick and Mortar Business

Time has run out for plus-size women’s apparel retailer Avenue Stores, in business since 1983.
Aug
14

Retailers Opening Stores Outnumber Those Closing Them Five to One

While the doom and gloom of store closings have dominated the headlines of late, IHL reports that the number of retailers closing stores has actually decreased dramatically over the past year. Check out all the cheerful stats.
Aug
14

Top Shopping Behaviors for Gen X and Boomers

Catering to the needs of Millennials and Gen Z is critical, but keeping pace with the changing shopping patterns of established generations is equally vital. Check out this new research highlighting the evolving shopping behavior and preferences of Gen X and Baby Boomers.
Aug
13

L.L.Bean’s Customer Engagement Is About to Go Next-Gen

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean will deploy new customer engagement solutions and a microservices-based SaaS platform to anticipate and adapt to future retail requirements. Get the details.
Aug
12

H-E-B Building State-of-the-Art Tech Center in San Antonio

H-E-B is investing heavily in its digital firepower with the construction of a 150,000-square-foot headquarters that will be home to more than 1,000 digital employees. Learn the grocer’s plan for its new center and how it will strengthen its position in the crowded digital grocery space.
Aug
12

Stein Mart Goes Live With Next-Gen POS

The off-price retailer’s point of sale is going from blah to bam, and helping usher in a host of experiential features for the brand. Learn all about it.
Aug
12

Nike Launches Its First-Ever Subscription Service

Nike has gone live with a children’s footwear subscription service dubbed Nike Adventure Club. Learn the details of the first-of-its-kind service and the retailer’s plan to scale subscription services beyond kids.
Aug
12

The North Face’s Newest Store Highlights Its Evolving Retail Strategy

The outdoor apparel and accessories brand has gone live with a reimagined retail experience at its SoHo NYC store. The store highlights the brand’s new retail approach and kicks off a five-year chain-wide store refresh.
Aug
09

Foot Locker Goes Live With Store of the Future in NYC

Foot Locker has launched its community-based Power Store in partnership with Nike which features a full suite of immersive customer experiences. Get a sneak peek of the new location and the ground-breaking, tech-fueled partnership.
Aug
07

Nike Acquires Data Science Company Celect

The acquisition accelerates the retailer’s ability to anticipate and meet consumer demand. Learn the details of the deal and how Nike will immediately begin leveraging Celect’s next-gen demand sensing technology.
Aug
07

Skechers Enhances Retail Experience with New POS Suite

The retailer is modernizing its technology footprint in its direct-to-consumer distribution channels with new point of sale solutions. Learn all about the new capabilities Skechers is onboarding.
Aug
05

CVS Goes Live With Free Pharmacy Delivery Nationwide

In addition to free delivery, CarePass provides members with simplified value, enhanced service and access to on-demand pharmacy care. Learn the details of CVS’s advanced loyalty offering.

July 2019

Jul
31

Walgreens Commits to Supplier Diversity With New Retail Tech

Find out how Walgreens will more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
Jul
31

Jim DePaul Named EVP of Stores

The former Target and Shopko executive has landed an executive vice president of stores gig at an iconic department store. See where the industry vet is headed and the role he will play at his new company.
Jul
30

5G-Enabled Autonomous Robots Are Coming to Retail

AT&T and Badger Technologies have partnered to equip in-store robots with next-gen networking capabilities to improve store operations and elevate customer service.
Jul
29

Rite Aid Goes Live With Virtual Healthcare In-Store

The retailer has launched RediClinic Express, providing customers access to convenient, affordable, tech-powered healthcare via an in-store kiosk. Learn how the virtual care solution helps make stores a destination.
Jul
29

Kroger Breaks Ground on $55 Million Project

Kroger and Ocado broke ground on a second customer fulfillment center, located in a new market for the grocery retailer. Get the details and find out when the massive project will be complete.
Jul
29

Back-To-School Spending Expected to Increase

The critical back-to-school season is in full swing and retailers can expect a modest increase in sales year-over-year. Hear the latest predictions on the season and what and where customers are buying.
Jul
29

Advance Auto Parts Launches New Rewards Program

The revamped Speed Perks program offers customers a fast and easy way to earn rewards. Discover the new features and how they help set the program apart from the competition.
Jul
24

Walgreen’s Deploying AI-Powered Voice Assistant Across the Chain

The pharmacy powerhouse is rolling out a new AI-infused communication tool designed to empower associates to better serve customers. Learn the details on the tech and Walgreens’ plan to deploy at nearly 10,000 locations.
Jul
24

Ace Hardware’s Data-Driven Approach to Workforce Management

The retailer’s new workforce management solution leverages an easy-to-use, date-driven approach to optimize schedules and task management, allowing associates more time to service customers.
Jul
23

Wakefern to Boost Shoprite E-Grocery Operations with New Automated Micro-Fulfillment Center

A new fulfillment center will serve select ShopRite stores in North Jersey and New York. Learn what this means for the retailer's grocery pick-up and home delivery services.
Jul
23

GNC to Close up to 900 Stores, Cutting Mall Shops by Half

As part of the retailer’s “store optimization” GNC will close up to 900 stores as a result of “current mall traffic trends.” Learn what this means for the wellness retailer.
Jul
23

Bealls Drives Inventory Agility

With new inventory arriving weekly, apparel and home merchandise retailer Bealls needed to gain new management efficiencies of their extensive inventory. Find out how Bealls met this challenge.
Jul
22

New Capabilities from Kroger’s 84.51° Fueled by Data from Half of U.S. Households

The solution leverages a massive data set, drawing conclusions that are representative of national consumer behavior. Retailers have the flexibility to customize their experience ― gathering data on sales performance, inventory, assortment, promotions, customer segmentation, in-store space management, and more.
Jul
22

Uber Rewards Customers for Shopping During Rides

In another boon for e-commerce, Uber is promoting backseat shopping. Get the details.
Jul
22

Hollister’s Intimates Brand Triples Store Count

Gilly Hicks by Hollister is tripling its standalone presence with a series of popup shops and a new data-fueled approach. See where the intimates brand is setting up and how it will separate itself from the crowd.
Jul
22

David's Bridal Announces Chief Store Experience and Supply Chain Officers

The specialty apparel retailer has named two industry veterans to top c-suite positions as it furthers its omnichannel evolution. See who joined the David’s Bridal team and the roles they will fill as the retailer continues to digitally transform.
Jul
22

Amazon Adds Two More Robotic Fulfillment Centers

The state of the art fulfillment centers will total more than 1.4 million-square-feet and feature a fleet of autonomous robots working alongside human counterparts. Learn the details and where Amazon is building these next-gen DCs.
Jul
18

ThirdLove to Open Experiential Retail Store

Bra and underwear retailer ThirdLove is set to open its first experiential retail popup. Uncover how the pilot will test innovative fitting rooms and more.
Jul
17

AutoZone Implements Next-Gen Forecasting and Replenishment

The auto parts retailer and distributor has implemented a next-gen solution to enhance its inventory position and forecast accuracy. Learn more about the cutting-edge deployment and how it is improving distribution center operations.
Jul
17

Giant Eagle Goes Live With Checkout-Free Tech

The grocer is deploying a computer vision platform that allows customers to simply grab and go, enabling shoppers to skip the POS lane entirely. Learn the details of the new checkout-free experience.
Jul
17

Hari Govind Named SVP of Tech Infrastructure and Operations

The former Facebook executive is headed to a massive retailer to oversee its tech team operations. See where the industry vet is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.
Jul
17

Brad Weston Lands CEO Gig

The former Petco CEO is headed to a leading specialty retailer to head up its strategic growth initiatives and lead all aspects of the company’s retail operations. See where he is headed and the new role he will play.
Jul
15

Carter’s Bolsters Its Website Performance

The children’s apparel retailer has found a way to speed up its website, improving e-commerce operations. Learn how.
Jul
15

Walmart Goes Live With Next-Gen Associate Scheduling

Associates can now seamlessly view schedules, swap shifts and pick up shifts at more than 4,600 Walmart locations. Learn more about the system and how it walks the thin line between scheduling for company need and providing consistency for workers.
Jul
15

Kroger Names Location of Another High-Tech Fulfillment Center

Grocery retailer Kroger and online grocery retailer Ocado have announced the location of a third planned high-tech customer fulfillment center. The $55 million investment is expected to create more than 400 new jobs and be operational in 2021. Find out where Kroger will break ground this year on the project.
Jul
15

Sally Beauty Launches New Mobile App

The retailer’s 15 million loyalty members can now take beauty into their own hands with new tools that make it easy to achieve professional quality care at home. Find out more about the newly launched app and how it advances the Sally Beauty’s ongoing digital transformation.
Jul
15

Steve Dee Named Chief Information Officer

The former VP of technology at Nike has landed a c-suite position at a leading personal care retailer. See where the industry vet is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.
Jul
12

Charming Charlie Is Calling It Quits

The jewelry and accessories retailer has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in two years and has announced plans to close all of its nearly 300 stores. Learn the details on the latest victim of retail’s evolve or die age.
Jul
11

WorkJam Goes Live With Next-Gen Enterprise-Class Messaging

The new functionality streamlines communication, creating a unified employee experience across an ever-growing number of channels, devices, and touchpoints to improve workplace efficiency and satisfaction.
Jul
10

Hard Rock’s Merchandising Suite Delivers 99.9% Demand Certainty

The new solution set improves forecasting, planning, and replenishment and ushers in a new-era of inventory accuracy for the massive international retailer. Learn all about the merchandising suite’s next-gen capabilities.
Jul
10

Etsy to Make Free Shipping a Core Part of the Shopping Experience

The retailer is providing marketplace sellers with the tools and support to provide free shipping. In addition, the retailer’s internal product search will prioritize items that offer free shipping.
Jul
10

Overstock Named Best Retail App

The pure-play’s mobile-first approach and dedication to cutting-edge technological innovation has led to a host of awards this year including being named best retail app. Find out what sets its mobile app apart.
Jul
10

Crate and Barrel Goes Live with First Full-Service Restaurant

The home goods retailer is stepping into unchartered territory with its first full-service restaurant designed to create an immersive brand experience beyond traditional retail. Get a sneak peek and find out what makes this experience unique.
Jul
10

Last Minute Shoppers Key to Back-to-School Success

With the back-to-school season set to kick off retailers can expect a modest gain in sales compared to last year. However they can see a big boost in revenue by catering to last minute shoppers who typically spend twice as much as early season purchasers.
Jul
10

Sally Beauty Goes Live with Customer Experience Management Solution

The suite of customer management solutions provides the retailer with real-time feedback into the customer experience and insight into how to increase shopper engagement.
Jul
08

Walmart Will Reportedly Lose $1 Billion on E-Commerce This Year

Despite massive online sales growth, Walmart’s e-commerce division is projected to lose around $1 billion this year. How is that possible?
Jul
08

Iconic San Francisco Retailer Acquired

Gump's San Francisco is once again a family-owned business. The 158-year-old luxury retailer has been acquired by the Chachas family and will be relaunching this fall.
Jul
08

Whole Foods Gets In On Prime Day Madness

The grocer is offering a host of discounts and special promotions building up to the annual event. See how Whole Foods is working hand-in-hand with Amazon to ensure Prime Day once again beats all-time sales records.
Jul
03

American Dream Retail Extravaganza Sets Opening Date

The retail and entertainment complex under construction in Bergen County, NJ, broke ground on the site in 2004. Now the 3 million-square-foot retail complex has announced an opening date and reviews the diverse retail, dining, entertainment and fashion experiences it will house.
Jul
01

Rent the Runway and Nordstrom Team Up In LA

Uncover how Nordstrom and Rent the Runway are teaming up to draw foot traffic into the department store, while making Rent the Runway’s digital rental service more convenient.

June 2019

Jun
28

Lowe’s Bets on Charlotte to Attract Talent for 2,000 New Tech Jobs

Lowe’s expects to fill the first 400 new tech positions in the next year and a dedicated technology center coming to Charlotte, NC, will serve as the epicenter for the up to 2,000 person team. Get the details on what positions Lowe’s is hiring to help modernize its IT systems and build future retail experiences.
Jun
26

Modell’s Sporting Goods Taps AI Tech to Empower Its Workforce

Modell’s is empowering its associates, managers, and field leaders by deploying a cloud solution powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn how the retail tech is changing how its employees do business.
Jun
25

7-Eleven’s Mobile App Now Enables 30-Minute Delivery to Public Spots

Ever need a Slurpee in 30 minutes on the beach? 7-Eleven’s new proprietary technology makes it happen.
Jun
24

Dollar General Leverages Predictive Modeling to Identify Potential Employees

As retailers continue to struggle to attract and maintain top-level talent Dollar General has turned to next-gen tech to identify, recruit and mentor superior workers. Learn how the retailer is winning the battle for top employees in an increasingly tight labor market.
Jun
24

REI Ditches Its Print Catalog for an Uncommon Path

The 81-year-old retailer will retire its full-price mail-order catalog in favor of something new, but it’s not what you’d expect.
Jun
24

H-E-B Opens Tech Hub in Austin

The grocer is going live with its second digital headquarters in Texas as it looks to scale its digital firepower. Learn about the unique 81,000 square-foot office and what the commitment means for H-E-B as it looks to compile its next-generation of technology innovators.
Jun
24

Stein Mart Simplifies Its Merchandising Approach

The off-price retailer has implemented a cutting-edge, cloud-based omnichannel suite to consolidate its planning and forecasting capabilities. Learn more about the implementation and the SaaS solution’s unique capabilities.
Jun
24

Amazon Continues to Scale AmazonFresh

The digital powerhouse is expanding its grocery, beauty and household goods delivery service into another major metro market. See where Amazon is headed now with its one-hour delivery initiative.
Jun
19

The Path to Purchase Institute Adds inMarket Loyalty Data to its Retailer Profiles

The leading association for the consumer goods industry will now leverage first-party location data to illustrate trends at more than 30 key retailers.
Jun
19

J.Crew Snags Sur La Table CEO Billy May

The c-suite veteran has left his chief executive position at Sur La Table to lead J.Crew’s digital transformation as its chief customer officer. Learn more about May’s new role.
Jun
19

Outsourcing Hits Walmart, Retailer to Layoff Nearly 600 Headquarters Staff

The mega retailer is laying off hundreds at its Charlotte corporate offices in an outsourcing cost-cutting maneuver. Find out which departments will be affected and Walmart’s plan to ease the burden on its eliminated corporate staff.
Jun
18

Neiman Marcus Goes Live With Alipay

By offering the new payment method Neiman Marcus is providing another convenient payment option for tech-savvy shoppers. As an added bonus 60% of retailers enjoy growth in both foot traffic and revenue, after adopting Alipay.
Jun
18

BRP Cloud Rolls Out

BRP's new service includes turn-key services for implementation, support and maintenance of cloud-based applications.
Jun
17

Uber Testing Drone Delivery

Uber is taking its fulfillment capabilities to new heights with the introduction of drone-based delivery. Hear the company’s plans for the pilot as well as its long-term vision for the technology.
Jun
17

GNC’s Innovative Twist on Subscriptions

GNC continues down its digital transformation journey with the introduction of an omnichannel subscription experience that can be used both in-store and out.
Jun
17

Walmart Offering Flat Fee Unlimited Grocery Delivery

Home delivery grocery fans just got a huge break from Walmart. Instead of charging customers almost $10 per delivery, the retailer is going live with a flat fee approach which could save power users serious dough. Learn the details.
Jun
17

Rite Aid Takes Personalized Experiences to the Next Level

Rite Aid has bolstered its ability to offer consistent, compelling and continuous customer experiences across all touchpoints. Learn how and what this new capability means for the company and its consumers.
Jun
17

Shoptalk Launches Shoptalk Original Content

The new offering at the annual retail event features a wide range of research, data, frameworks, benchmarking studies and visual guides developed in-house by an expanded Shoptalk team. Learn what the new addition means for next year’s event.
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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.
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.

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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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.
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.

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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.
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