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May 2019

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.
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