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August 2019

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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
18

BRP Cloud Rolls Out

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

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
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
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.
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.

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

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
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
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

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
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
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

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
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
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.
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