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August 2020

Aug
06

Online Grocer Utkonos Taps New Demand Planning Tool During COVID-19

The company anticipates revenue and profit margin increases of up to 0.8% and order fulfillment increases of up to 75% as a result of the new solution.
Aug
05

Aptos To Acquire Revionics

The acquisition, expected to close in September, will add a number of retailers to Aptos’ customer base, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tractor Supply Co., Family Dollar, The Home Depot and Ahold Delhaize.
Aug
04

The Home Depot to Bolster Fulfillment Capabilities

Find out how The Home Depot will support the growing demand for flexible delivery and pick-up options for Pro and DIY customers.
Aug
04

Best Buy Taps Google Cloud to Power Data-Driven Retail

Hear how Best Buy will deliver newer and more personalized shopping experiences with artificial intelligence and analytics.
Aug
04

Michaels Expands Loyalty Program Rewards

Uncover how Michaels will reward customers in more ways to create long-term engagement.
Aug
03

Big Lots to Launch Nationwide Same-Day Delivery

Big Lots will rollout same-day delivery of its retail store assortment to 1,100 stores across the U.S. in the next month. Learn how it will make the speedy delivery happen.

July 2020

Jul
28

Milen Mahadevan Named President of Kroger’s 84.51°

Milen Mahadevan has been named president of 84.51°, marking another leadership shift for Kroger’s data analytics subsidiary.  
Jul
28

Woodman’s Markets Rolls Out Shelf-Scanning Robots

Woodman’s Markets is deploying a series of multi-purpose robots that monitor product availability, verify prices and deliver location data for more than 100,000 items.
Jul
27

Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stepping Down

Stefano Pessina is stepping down as CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA).
Jul
27

Blue Yonder Acquires Microservices Provider

Blue Yonder has acquired Yantriks, a SaaS provider of commerce and fulfillment microservices.
Jul
27

Dollar General Holding Virtual Event for New Suppliers

Dollar General wants to expand the diversity of its product offerings, and it’s holding a virtual event that gives new suppliers a chance to meet with merchandise buyers and category managers.
Jul
23

Bashas’ Family of Stores Modernizes Its POS

Arizona-based Bashas’ Family of Stores has gone live with a cloud-based point-of-sale. Learn how the Food City parent company completed the project in six months, which included a planned pause during the holiday season and the unexpected disruption of the coronavirus- related restrictions.
Jul
23

Family Farm & Home to Automate Supply Chain Planning

Family Farm & Home, will integrate and automate their supply chain. Uncover how the farm and rural lifestyle will benefit from demand forecasting, automatic replenishment, allocations, and promotions forecasting.
Jul
23

BJ’s Snags Home Depot Exec for Chief Digital Officer, Rent the Runway Appoints CTO

Uncover which former Home Depot executive will lead BJ’s digital transformation as its new SVP, chief digital officer.
Jul
22

Maxima Taps Reflexis Systems to Boost Store Efficiency

Latvian retail chain Maxima has selected workforce management provider Reflexis Systems to improve its store productivity and efficiency.
Jul
21

Salesforce Announces Global Expansion of Salesforce Order Management

Salesforce has announced the global expansion of Salesforce Order Management, extending its commerce, service and fulfillment capabilities to countries around the world with newly added support for local currencies, tax calculations and 35 languages.
Jul
20

Domino's Pizza Leverages Unified Communications and Voice Capabilities

Learn how Domino's Pizza will leverage unified communications and programmable voice capabilities to enhance the customer journey and connect more than 6,000 locations across the U.S.
Jul
20

Burton Snowboards Adds Mobile Point of Service to Re-Opening Stores

"We have completely transformed the way we run our stores," Josee Larocque, SVP, DTC & Digital Transformation, Burton Snowboards, said of its new tech. Find out how.
Jul
17

PVH Shutting Down Its Outlet-Store Heritage Brands Retail Business

Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein parent company PVH Corp. plans to exit its 162-outlet-store Heritage Brands Retail business and slash its office workforce by 12%. Get the details.
Jul
17

ViewSpot Retail Platform Notifies When Display Devices Need Sanitizing

Smith Micro Software’s ViewSpot retail platform will now facilitate contactless interactions between consumers and in-store mobile devices on display, as high-tech safety precautions become part of retail’s new playbook.
Jul
14

Trig's Realizes Rapid Results From Workforce Management System

Uncover how Trig's strategic investment in labor planning and optimization yields increased labor savings.
Jul
13

CVS Adds Spoken Prescription Tech to Mobile App

CVS Pharmacy customers can now have their prescription bottle labels read to them using their mobile phones.
Jul
10

NRF Announces New Format and Timing for NRF 2021: Retail’s Big Show

NRF has announced new format, theme, and timing for its annual exposition and conference, Retail’s Big Show. Find out what its 2021 event will look like.
Jul
10

Medallia Partners with Adobe to Deliver View of End-to-End Customer Experience Journey

Medallia, Inc. has announced an integration between Medallia Experience Cloud and Adobe Experience Platform (AEP) that gives brands comprehensive insights into the complete customer journey to deliver highly personalized real-time experiences that increase purchase frequency. 
Jul
07

The ODP Corporation Names Terry Leeper as Chief Technology Officer

The ODP Corporation, parent company to Office Depot, OfficeMax, and CompuCom, has named a former Amazon and Microsoft exec its new CTO. Find out who snagged the top tech position.
Jul
07

Fresh Thyme to Bring Same-Day Delivery Across the Midwest

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is bringing same-day delivery to more than 10 million households in 30 metro areas across the Midwest region. Get the details.
Jul
06

Crate & Barrel CEO to Exit Retailer

Crate & Barrel’s CEO Neela Montgomery will exit the company after around three years. Get the details.
Jul
06

How AMMEX Managed an 800% E-Commerce Spike During COVID-19

AMMEX was able to scale its e-commerce operations by a whopping 800% during a surge of demand prompted by COVID-19.

June 2020

Jun
30

Bashas’ Family of Stores Tackling COVID-19 Disruption with AI

The parent company to Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, Eddie's Country Store, and Bashas' and Bashas' Diné grocers is leveraging artificial intelligence to better support its merchandising and marketing needs during the health crisis.
Jun
30

Mercatus Launches White-Labeled Solution to Meet Growing Curbside Demand

Digital commerce solutions provider Mercatus has introduced a white-labeled, retailer-owned solution for grocers to help serve the growing demand for curbside pickup.
Jun
29

Hobbycraft Drives Up RPV with Data-Driven Personalization Tech

Hobbycraft leveraged AI to employ specific personalization strategies that allowed them to meet their goals and exceed expectations.
Jun
25

Meijer Moves to Support Low Vision Customers In Stores for Free

Find out how Meijer is offering free support to blind and low vision customers to increase accessibility and ease in their shopping trip.
Jun
24

How Bombas is Amplifying its 2020 Pride Collection

Apparel brand Bombas teamed up with Taboola to promote its 2020 Pride collection, featuring limited-edition socks inspired by the bright, diverse LGBTQ+ community. Get the details.
Jun
24

David’s Bridal Taps Zoom for Digital Appointment Experiences

David's Bridal is adding video services to its digital customer experiences, helping brides social distance while planning for their big day.
Jun
24

Aptos Unveils 4 Solution for Post-Pandemic Retail Recovery

Aptos has introduced four new products developed to help retailers manage the challenges wrought by COVID-19.
Jun
24

Tanger Outlets Launches Virtual Concierge Service

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers has launched a virtual shopping concierge service that aims to give shoppers the outlet shopping experience without leaving home.
Jun
23

Dine Brands Names Justin Skelton CIO, Tony Moralejo President of Global Development

Tony Moralejo has joined the Applebee’s and IHOP parent company as president, international and global development, while Justin Skelton has been named chief information officer.
Jun
22

Saks Staying Fashion Fresh with New Digital Curation Platform

Saks Fifth Avenue is streamlining its inventory buying and merchandising capabilities with the help of a new tech platform.
Jun
22

Smart & Final Deploys AI-Driven Analytics

Grocey chain Smart & Final is rolling out an AI-driven analytics platform after a successful pilot program. Find out more.
Jun
17

Carrefour and Google Launch Voice-Enabled Grocery Shopping

Carrefour and Google have launched a new voice-based grocery shopping experience, via Google Assistant. Uncover how the service works and aims to simplify and personalize the grocery shopping experience in France.
Jun
17

Walmart Acquires CareZone App to Expand Healthcare Services

Walmart has acquired technology from CareZone to further develop its healthcare services.
Jun
17

Best Buy Reimagines Rebate Management

Best Buy has deployed an AI-infused platform to accelerate its rebate and promotional contracting with key partners to drive efficiency and reduce risk across the organization. Get the details.
Jun
16

Microsoft and SAS Partner for Cloud Integration

Microsoft and SAS are teaming as part of a shared mission to strategically democratize artificial intelligence and analytics.
Jun
15

Room & Board Sees Conversion Rates Spike From AI-Based Personalization

Learn how home furnishing company Room & Board was able to use its content library and data in an environment that has set it up for scalable personalization success, increasing online conversion rates by 80% when visitors engaged with personalized content.
Jun
15

FedEx Office and Canva Launch Design-to-Print Marketplace for SMBs

FedEx Office and online design platform Canva have teamed up to create a digital design-to-print marketplace, making it easier for retailers to create professionally printed materials to get back to business.
Jun
10

Walmart Expands Associate Education Program to Hone Digital Skills

Walmart is expanding its Live Better U (LBU) education benefits to include a greater focus on digital skills, as well as making the program more widely available.
Jun
10

Drybar Names Liz Williams CEO

Most recently president of Taco Bell International at Yum Brands, Williams has a track record in worldwide brand development, digital marketing, multi-unit operations and franchising.
Jun
10

Nielsen's New Data Solutions Leverage VR and AR

Nielsen is now offering a suite of solutions using gaming technologies to help retailers transform their in-store operations.
Jun
08

Lamps Plus Veteran Promoted to COO

Find out which Lamps Plus veteran will oversee all business operations including the e-commerce operations, stores and distribution center operations.
Jun
08

The United Family Launches Location-Based Curbside Solution

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, curbside orders have more than tripled for The United Family grocery stores. Find out how it hopes real-time location updates will help.
Jun
08

Dollar Tree Moves to Protect Its Retail Stores

“It is very important for us to ensure our customers and associates feel safe and secure while in our stores,” said Bob Oberosler, SVP of Asset Protection, at Dollar Tree, Inc.
Jun
08

Kroger Adding Three Smaller Ocado Fulfillment Centers

"Smaller format and mini customer fulfillment centers will allow Kroger to reach more geographies with Ocado's automation, while also catering to a wide range of options for delivery," says Ocado Solutions' CEO. Find out more.
Jun
03

Nielsen Brings on Chandler Bigelow as CFO

Nielsen Global Connect.has brought on Chandler Bigelow, formerly of Tribune Media Company, as its new CFO
Jun
02

WorkJam Launches Next-Gen Health Check Analysis Tool

A new health check analysis tool enables employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among frontline employees and their customers while complying with local laws and regulations.
Jun
02

AT&T Accelerates its Customer Experience Vision

A multi-year strategic agreement will enable AT&T to deliver highly-tailored customer experiences seamlessly across retail, marketing, online, business and more. Get the details.
Jun
02

Casey’s General Stores Appoints Adrian Butler as CIO

The former Target exec has joined Casey’s General Stores in the newly created role that will lead the effort to advance next generation technology at the convenience retailer. Get the details.
Jun
01

Robling Offering Retailers Free Access to Store-Reopening Analytics Dashboard

The analytics provider is mapping store locations against COVID-19 metrics from such sources as the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center in order to help retailers make their reopening plans.
Jun
01

Lowe's Launces Augmented Video Chat Service to Help Pros Manage Jobs

Lowe's is launching a free, augmented video chat service to help Pros manage jobs, without being on the job. Learn how video, computer vision and AR combine to help professionals evaluate repair and maintenance projects.

May 2020

May
28

CVS Tests Prescription Delivery With Autonomous Vehicles

CVS Pharmacy is working with robotics company Nuro to test prescription delivery in the Houston market, beginning in June. Nuro will use its fleet of autonomous vehicles to deliver prescriptions and essentials to CVS Pharmacy customers.
May
27

Blue Yonder Deepens Relationship with Panasonic

Blue Yonder and Panasonic will combine resources and work with partner companies to fuel growth by selling Blue Yonder’s Luminate solutions
May
27

Tuesday Morning Files for Bankruptcy, to Shutter 230 Stores

Off-price retailer Tuesday Morning has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in response to "immense strain" from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how the retailer plans to shutter stores and emerge in a stronger position this fall.
May
26

How Regatta Weathers Retail With Cloud Technology

Hear how outdoor clothing specialist Regatta aims to future-proof its business as it continues to open new stores by migrating from on-premises infrastructure management to the cloud.
May
22

Celerant Brings Virtual Stores to Reality

Celerant Technology has launched a new online platform for multi-store retailers that virtualizes their physical stores. Learn more.
May
22

Microsoft Partnering with FedEx for Inventory Management

FedEx and Microsoft are partnering to provide a granular level of insight into inventory management, as well as logistics.
May
22

Bed Bath & Beyond to Expand Curbside Pickup to 90% of Stores

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to expand its contactless curbside pickup services to around 90% of its fleet and reopen around half of stores by mid-June. Get the details.
May
21

How Pet Supplies Plus’ New WMS is Helping it Redirect Focus Toward its Customers

Pet Supplies Plus has tapped Manhattan Associates’ new warehouse management system in order to improve its customer service and experience capabilities.
May
20

Foko Launches COVID Symptom Checker for Retailers

The provider of retail task management and communication software has released a tool that’s designed to screen employees for symptoms of the coronavirus.
May
20

Amazon Go Challenger Standard Cognition Buys Checkout Technologies

Standard Cognition has acquired Milan, Italy-based Checkout Technologies, which has developed AI tech for retail frictionless checkout. Learn how the acquisition increases the size of Standard’s engineering team and seeds its European presence.
May
18

Cleo’s CIC Agent Providing More Visibility into Data Integration Processes

Cleo's CIC Agent lets enterprises securely connect and integrate to on-premise systems, while providing configuration and control in the cloud even when APIs do not exist.
May
18

Reflexis Deploys Facial Recognition to Bolster Hygiene in Stores

The touchless system verifies an employee's face in seconds, removing the need for time cards, badges, keys or badge numbers. Learn more.
May
14

Sensormatic Grows Retail Recovery Solutions

These offerings are designed to help retailers to adhere to recommended store occupancy and social distancing guidelines and in preparation for the reopening and recovery period.
May
13

JoJo Maman Bébé Increases Conversion by 25% With Artificial Intelligence

Learn how boutique maternity and children’s apparel retailer JoJo Maman Bébéus ed AI-driven personalized messaging to produce a 25% uplift in conversion.
May
13

Loves Furniture Picks Up 27 Art Van, Levin and Wolf Furniture Stores

The company expects to add more than 1,000 new employees across the region.
May
12

Catchpoint Adds User Sentiment to Digital Experience Solutions

The provider of digital experience monitoring solutions has added user sentiment to its platform, combining synthetic, network, endpoint and real user monitoring capabilities.
May
11

Jared Offers Virtual Wedding Platform

The #LoveCantWait Campaign will support couples who had to cancel or postpone their wedding due to COVID-19. In addition, couples can book live virtual consultations with Jared associates. Learn more.
May
11

Bed Bath & Beyond Expands BOPIS to Half of Stores

Bed Bath & Beyond said it will gradually reopen stores, starting with just around 20 locations, but the home goods retailer has expanded BOPIS and contactless curbside pickup services to almost half its fleet. Learn more.
May
11

Sephora Adds Payment Plan to the Shopping Experience

Beauty shoppers will now be able to buy now, pay later. Get the details.
May
08

Lamps Plus Re-Opens Trio of Stores in Texas

Lamps Plus is re-opening all three of its stores in Texas with new safety measures in place.
May
06

Hy-Vee Unifying Corporate Communication During COVID-19

The Midwestern grocery chain is deploying Retail Zipline’s communication platform across its entire enterprise to improve its connection with its 85,000-plus employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May
06

Simons Optimizes Inventory With AI & Predictive Analytics

In an era where the customers talk through data, Simons will be able to hear not only when they're "shouting things, but also just whispering very quietly," says CEO Peter Simons. Learn how Simons is using predictive analytics and AI to accurately forecast demand, generate shipments, allocate products, calculate replenishment, and optimize promotions.
May
01

What Amazon Is Doing for Its Customers

Not surprisingly, Amazon’s first quarter saw a 26% spike in revenue amid the coronavirus and shelter in place mandates. Find out what the retailer says it is doing for its customers amid this spike in spending.

April 2020

Apr
30

Teradata’s Vantage CX Now Available

Data and analytics provider Teradata has made its Vantage Customer Experience (CX) available to businesses.
Apr
29

Batteries Plus Leverages Customer Feedback to Pivot Its Operations

Learn how Batteries Plus has realigned its store operations in the wake of COVID-19 using customer feedback.
Apr
28

enVista Offers Complimentary Consulting Session

enVista is offering a complimentary listening and consulting session in an effort to help retail, distribution, manufacturing and non-profit organizations deliver and respond in today’s rapidly changing environment. enVista’s consulting expertise extends end-to-end across supply chain, transportation, omni-channel retail, IT and Microsoft business applications.  “We are keenly aware that our clients run the supply chain, commerce and healthcare operations critical to the health and well-being of our global population and economy," said Jim Barnes, CEO of enVista.&n
Apr
28

Recommendations for Safely Reopening Retail

With input from major retailers, technology companies, industry analysts and academic advisors, the Store Operations Council releases a checklist for the retail community post COVID-19.
Apr
27

Walmart Launches ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ Program

Walmart and Nextdoor have teamed up to make it easier for Walmart customers to shop for their neighbors on their next shopping trip during the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the details.
Apr
27

Locai Offers Free Consulting on Fulfillment Solution

As grocery retailers struggle to navigate consumer demand and supply chain challenges stemming from the spread of COVID-19, one provider is making its solutions more affordable. For a limited time, Locai Solutions is making its PowerPick fulfillment management software free to grocers. PowerPick is designed to improve operating efficiency and reduce labor via multi-order pick capability, support for zone picking and a simplified order consolidation process.
Apr
23

Walmart Scoops Up Target Exec as New CMO

The chief marketing officer role has been vacant since Barbara Messing departed last year.
Apr
23

The How & Why of Personalization Updates from AB InBev & Linden Lab

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Linden Lab are making moves to improve their customer acquisition strategies in the face of more complex buying journeys.
Apr
22

Costco Expands on Instacart Partnership to Deliver Prescriptions

Instacart's prescription delivery service is now available from nearly 200 Costco locations across seven states, plus Washington D.C., with plans to expand nationally in the coming months. Uncover how the digital experience works.
Apr
22

Build-A-Bear Brings Its Experiential Retail Online

Build-A-Bear Workshop, known for its in-store retail experience, has launched a new online program and is donating teddy bears to children impacted by COVID-19.
Apr
22

U-Haul Hitches a Ride to Contactless Payments

The DIY moving company has added Scan & Go technology to all stores, enabling customers to use their mobile devices for contact-free transactions during this age of social distancing.
Apr
22

Bed Bath & Beyond Snags True Value Leader as COO

John Hartmann has been named chief operating officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and president of Buybuy Baby, effective May 18, one of a series of appointments the company will announce in the coming weeks. Reporting to president and CEO Mark Tritton, Hartmann will lead the company's IT, supply chain and real estate divisions.
Apr
21

Jennifer Morgan Steps Down as SAP Co-CEO

Christian Klein will continue as the sole CEO.
Apr
20

LuckyVitamin Offering BOGO Memberships to Support Frontline Healthcare Providers

Health and wellness e-commerce retailer LuckyVitamin is offering front-line healthcare providers free six-month memberships to its LV+ program for every new standard member who joins.
Apr
15

Kroger and the UFCW Issue Urgent Call to Designate Grocery Workers as First Responders

"This designation is absolutely critical as it will ensure these frontline workers have priority access to personal protection equipment like masks and gloves," Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and UFCW International president Marc Perrone say. Find out more.
Apr
15

New Service Can Help Drive Repeat Sales at Brick-and-Mortar

LedgerPay and Dunnhumby are teaming up in the name of repeat sales.
Apr
15

DSW Partners With Supermarket Chain Hy-Vee

The pair up will bring DSW'S digital experience to Hy-Vee supermarket shoppers. In addition, Hy-Vee is now offering free full-service fueling. Get the details.
Apr
14

Rite Aid to Open More COVID-19 On-Site Testing Locations

An online platform will triage people for the new testing locations coming to Rite Aid sites in the coming weeks.
Apr
13

Grocery Retailer Hy-Vee Adds Digital Ordering of Curbside Meals

As the lines between supermarket and restaurant blur amid the coronavirus pandemic, Hy-Vee has added a way for shoppers to order meals through a website or mobile app for curbside pickup. Find out more about the grocer’s latest pivot.
Apr
09

A New Tool Aims to Help Companies Reduce Product Shortages via AI — and it’s Free

A new, free tool for U.S. businesses is designed to help reduce critical product shortages during the coronavirus health crisis via artificial intelligence and big data.
Apr
09

New Platform Accelerates Enterprise Commerce Initiatives

The solution is intended to help retailers and brands address speed, flexibility and performance issues in light of unprecedented online demand.
Apr
09

New Partnership Unlocks Consumer Insights in the Shooting Sports Industry

Celerant Technology has teamed with SCOPE CLX, a business analytics program for the shooting sports industry, in the name of consumer insight.
Apr
09

Instacart Launches Two Features to Unlock More Delivery Windows

Last week, Instacart saw overall customer order volume up by more than 300% year-over-year. Now it has launched two new features as demand for grocery delivery continues to surge.
Apr
08

Hearing Loss Info Centers Coming to Walmart Stores

Many of Walmart’s stores will soon feature a new way for its customers to treat their hearing loss.
Apr
06

Publix Goes Contactless at the POS

Grocery retailer Publix has rolled out contactless pay to all its stores to protect the health of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. Get the details.
Apr
06

BJ’s Brings On New Analytics Executive VP

The retailer has nabbed a former Bain exec as its new executive VP, membership, analytics and business transformation
Apr
03

Lowe's App Lets Store Managers Monitor Foot Traffic

The new app is part of a series of store changes the retailer has made to improve social distancing during the coronavirus health crisis.
Apr
02

New Personalization Platform Helps Footwear Retailers Find the Perfect Fit

The Volumental Engage marketing personalization platform helps retailers leverage this type of data by building e-commerce experiences, promotional marketing content, retargeting and loyalty programs.
Apr
02

Carhartt to Make Masks & Gowns for COVID-19 Efforts

While retailers make moves to support their front-line workers during the health crisis, manufacturers across the globe are modifying their factories in order to pitch in.
Apr
01

Walgreens Expands On-Demand Delivery Nationwide

Addressing the spiking need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to almost every state. Find out how Walgreens shoppers can now get health and wellness items and other household essentials delivered to their doors.
Apr
01

Tailored Brands Is Back Online

The Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank parent company has reopened its e-commerce fulfillment centers and will manufacture and donate 50,000 masks. Get the details.

March 2020

Mar
31

Fairway to Sell Two Leases to Amazon

Fairway Market will sell the leases in Paramus and Woodland Park, NJ, to Amazon for a purchase price of $1.5 million.
Mar
31

Amazon and Walmart’s Latest Response to Workforce Issues Caused by the Coronavirus

Walmart and Amazon have been quickly responding to retail changes from the coronavirus threat. Uncover both retailers’ latest moves regarding their workforces.
Mar
31

This New Partnership is Supporting Brands & Retailers Optimizing Inventory Remotely

Inturn is teaming with SAP for the launch of its enterprise software solution that standardizes and optimizes inventory disposition for consumer brands.
Mar
27

Textile & Apparel Network Activates to Help Medical Community During the Coronavirus

The AAPN is leveraging its association management software so its members can help the medical community.
Mar
26

Hopeshow Advancing End-to-End Lifecycle Management

Aptos will help the fashion brand and retailer improve its planning and buying decisions across its design, merchandise and operations.
Mar
24

New Solution Decreases Returns Fraud at Every Transaction

The Forter Returns Abuse Protection is designed to enable merchants to provide the competitive policies now expected by consumers.
Mar
23

Albertsons Adds Plexiglas at Checkouts

Albertsons Companies is installing “sneeze guards” in its checkout lanes as a protective barrier between customers and associates during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar
19

Kohl’s to Start Selling Lands’ End

Items will be directly fulfilled and shipped by Lands’ End and will encompass the company’s entire assortment.
Mar
17

Global Partners LP Modernizes Labor Operations

Convenience stores operator Global Partners LP will optimize labor planning to increase productivity along with associate engagement and retention. Find out how.
Mar
16

Shopping Behavior Index Monitors Weekly Consumer Buying Behavior

The number of households shopping health stores is nearly double the prior year by mid-February, a new Shopping Behavior Index reports. Find out more insights from this weekly index providing visibility into U.S. consumer buying behavior shifts driven by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Mar
16

New IT Store Systems VP Named at Dunkin' Brands

Role has responsibility for all aspects of in-store technology for both Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins.
Mar
13

Wipro & SAP Team for CX Integration

The two companies are co-developing a number of solutions designed to effectively manage business processes and customer experience.
Mar
12

Update: Modell’s Sporting Goods to Close All Stores

Just over two weeks ago, the nation’s oldest family-owned and operated retailer of athletic apparel, footwear and sporting goods said it would close 24 stores of its 153 stores. Now, after 130 years, Modell’s Sporting Goods has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all of its stores.
Mar
11

ShopRite Launches Virtual Chat With Dietitians

ShopRite has launched a Registered Dietitian Virtual Chat program to enable shoppers to ask questions about diet and nutrition without having to go to a store for an in-person consultation. Get the details.
Mar
10

CVS to Acquire 110 Schnuck Pharmacies

The relationship provides CVS Health with a capital-efficient way to expand into key areas, while bringing together the Midwest grocer with CVS Pharmacy's services and clinical expertise. Get the details.
Mar
10

Fleet Feet Opens Inventory-Less Concept Shop in Portland

Fleet Feet has opened a new concept shop weaving together its 3D foot-scanning technology and personalized experience with home delivery. Find out more.
Mar
06

Store Closings: Art Van Going Out of Business

After more than 60 years, Art Van is going out of business. Get the details.
Mar
05

Shoptalk Rescheduled Amid Coronavirus Escalation

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Shoptalk 2020 has been rescheduled. The move also impacts the dates of Groceryshop.
Mar
04

Dematic Acquires Digital Applications International Limited

The addition of DAI expands Dematic’s intralogistics software offerings and support for the movement, storage and distribution of goods throughout the supply chain.
Mar
04

Walmart Names New COO of E-Commerce

Walmart has pulled a top Sam’s Club exec to head up its e-commerce operations. Find out who Walmart choose in its latest executive shuffle.
Mar
04

Benjamin Moore Rebate Process Gets Streamlined

The rebate process at Benjamin Moore’s Contractor & Commercial Pricing Program is a bit smoother now thanks to new point-of-sale features from Celerant Technology.
Mar
03

Diane von Furstenberg Employs Retail Tech at Flagship

Learn how Diane von Furstenberg is using analytics, QR codes, computer vision and more to boost the in-store shopper experience and provide its store associates with intelligent insights.
Mar
03

IKEA Lets Shoppers Pay With Time

IKEA has added “time currency” prices for every item in its Dubai stores. Get the details.
Mar
02

enVista and Retalon Partner to Power Retail Intelligence and Predictive Insights

The partnership combines AI and predictive analytics solutions with enVista’s order management solution to deliver a unified commerce solution to optimize inventory decisions.
Mar
02

Walgreens Reveals Mobile App Leaked Personal Data

Walgreens said its mobile app exposed some app users’ names, prescription information and shipping address. Find out more.
Mar
02

How Sportina Drives Operational Efficiency

Sportina is modernizing operations, optimizing inventory and breaking down barriers between geographies and brands. Find out how with full visibility to inventory availability across all channels, Sportina can decrease transfer costs and increase stock rotation, helping the retailer avoid markdowns.

February 2020

Feb
28

Target Names Supply Chain & Logistics SVP

Find out which Nissan Motor Corporation exec will oversee Target's supply chain and logistics field network.
Feb
27

Panera Launches Unlimited Coffee Subscription

Panera is upending retail with an unlimited coffee subscription. Find out how much it will cost for consumers to fill there cups all month long.
Feb
21

Instacart Launches A Virtual Community For Its Workforce

"Shop Talk" gives Instacart’s 175,000 shoppers a direct line to the company to communicate their experiences and provide Instacart new learning resources and product feedback channels. Get the details.
Feb
20

Victoria’s Secret to go Private; Wexner to Step Down

Victoria’s Secret, which once ruled the lingerie category, will go private in a deal that puts a value on the lingerie brand of $1.1 billion. Upon closing, Leslie Wexner will step down. Find out what’s next for the struggling retailer and Bath & Body Works.
Feb
20

Kronos and Ultimate Software to Merge

Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form one of the world’s largest cloud companies.
Feb
19

New Nike CEO Shuffles C-Suite

Nike, Inc.’s new president and CEO John Donahoe, who took over for Mark Parker on Jan. 13, has made some moves in the apparel retailer’s c-suite. Find out who is moving into new leadership positions, as well as who will lead Nike’s global technology and digital transformation going forward.
Feb
19

Bed Bath & Beyond Sells PersonalizationMall.com to 1-800-Flowers.com

PersonalizationMall.com, which lets consumers and corporations customize a wide range of home goods and keepsake items, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of 1-800-Flower.com.
Feb
19

Domino’s Pie Pass Lets BOPIS Customers Skip the Line

Carryout customers who order and pay online or via the app can check in on the Domino's Tracker, and they'll have their order ready for them.
Feb
18

Rent the Runway Snags Former Amazon Exec to Lead Supply Chain

The apparel rental leader is infusing its supply chain with talent, announcing three high-level executive appointments. See which former Amazon and Walmart execs are joining the fold.
Feb
12

Burton Connecting the Dots in Its Omnichannel Platform

Burton Snowboards is unifying its retail platforms as part of its digital transformation for 2020. This will allow it to streamline checkout and create personalized experiences on the store floor.
Feb
12

JDA Changes Name as Part of Larger Re-Branding Initiative

Uncvoer how, on its 35th year anniversary, the company’s new name fully embraces its move to the cloud and commitment to innovation.
Feb
10

7-Eleven Taps Employees to Test Cashierless Store Concept

7-Eleven is testing a new cashierless store concept with its employees at its corporate headquarters. Hear from the convenience store giant’s CIO on why this has proven to be a productive way to learn before expanding new store tech.
Feb
10

Bed, Bath & Beyond Revamps Registry Platform

Bed Bath & Beyond’s new wedding registry platform, known as Your Registry, Your Way, wants to simplify the gift-giving experience.
Feb
10

First Look: Vans’ New Community-Focused Store

Vans has opened its first community-driven store and event space. Peek inside to see how the store weaves skate culture and monthly programing together to create a new retail experience in Downtown LA.
Feb
10

Pet Supplies Plus Making Moves to Better Understand Today’s Pet Lovers

Pet Supplies Plus is tapping Nielsen Global Connect to extend its understanding of the lucrative pet consumer landscape.
Feb
05

Staples Connect Stores to Serve as Community Spaces

Designed for professionals, teachers and students, the stores feature 500-square-foot event spaces, podcast studios, and coworking spaces with community kitchens and meeting rooms.
Feb
05

Sephora About to Undergo Explosive Store Growth

“Brick & mortar continues to be a huge opportunity for us to deepen emotional connections with our clients and local communities,” says Jean André Rougeot, CEO of Sephora Americas, as the company heads into its biggest store expansion yet. Find out what’s to come for this beauty retailer.
Feb
05

Rite Aid Names New Leader of Retail Operations

The Wakefern Food Corp exec is tasked with leading retail operations for Rite Aid's over 2,400 locations, including inventory and supply chain management.
Feb
05

Foot Locker Launches Its New Loyalty Program in the U.S.

Foot Locker has rolled out FLX, unifying all of its brands across one membership platform with perks like free shipping and exclusive access to shoe releases. Get the details.
Feb
03

Dollar General Plans to Create 8,000 New Jobs

The discount retailer is adding more than 8,000 jobs across its stores and distribution centers. In addition, it is investing in high-level IT talent across the organization. See where it plans to expand its staff.
Feb
03

Rue21 Optimizing Workforce Planning

The fast fashion retailer is making moves to increase the access that employees and managers have to their schedules.
Feb
03

Walgreens Advances Its Global IT Transformation

The mega pharmacy chain is doubling down on IT innovation to accelerate digitization, drive efficiencies, and lower operating costs. See who Walgreens has partnered with to make its strategic vision a reality.
Feb
03

LocatorX Gives Retailers Another Tool in the Counterfeit Battle

Certification ensures that logistics and supply chain partners are shipping, receiving and delivering authentic products in whatever form they’re shipped.

January 2020

Jan
30

Arm Treasure Data Named Global Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan

Awards doled out to companies demonstrating excellence in terms of growth strategy and implementation.
Jan
29

1-800-Flowers.com Beefing Up Its Retail Tech for Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, 1-800-Flowers.com unveils a plethora of retail tech enhancements across its digital and voice channels. Uncover how the e-commerce retailer is using AI, augmented reality, mobile app upgrades and a relaunched website to capture shopper’s hearts.
Jan
29

J.Crew Hires Victoria’s Secret Veteran as CEO

Victoria's Secret and Nike veteran Jan Singer will take the reins of J. Crew soon. Get the details.
Jan
29

The Vitamin Shoppe Brings In-Club Stores to LA Fitness

The retailer wants to tap its fitness-focused consumer base when their health is firmly top of mind.
Jan
29

French Connection Improves Data Integration

French Connection has adopted a solution to simplify IT processes and enable data integration. Uncover how the retailer will reduce time to market for its globally distributed clothing lines.
Jan
27

Love's Travel Stops Cuts Checkout Time in Half

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is installing new checkout technology to cut credit card transaction time in half, saving truck drivers time and getting them back on the road faster.
Jan
27

Macy's Enters Wedding Registry Partnership

Find out how Macy’s is allowing engaged couples to register for over 2,000 Macy's exclusives outside of its own retail stores and website and how it will fulfill the orders.
Jan
27

Amazon Makes $2 Million Contribution to Support STEM in Home State

Amazon is donating a seven-figure sum to expand access to STEM and computer science education in Washington State. Uncover the two nonprofits receiving the money and how they will use it to help fill systems-level gaps and grow portable outreach programs.
Jan
27

David's Bridal Debuts Zoey Concierge Bot

Uncover how David’s Bridal’s new concierge bot Zoey provides an omniexperience with Apple Business Chat, combining automated technology with real people.
Jan
24

Publix First Grocer to Trial Instacart Meals

Publix will be the first grocer to blend the lines between the physical and digital grocery experience with Instacart Meals. Find out how the new service will bring yet another grocery aisle online, while boosting the customer experience and aiding Publix’ digital transformation.
Jan
24

M&M'S Expansion Plans Include Immersive Consumer Experiences

Mars Retail Group will open three new M&M'S stores that brings immersive consumer experiences to tourist destinations. Take a look at plans for the experiential retail stores.
Jan
24

Meijer Taps Gig Economy to Support Labor Needs

Find out what mobile retail tech Meijer will use help execute its gig strategy across its grocery fleet and why.
Jan
22

Starbucks Pledges 50% Reduction in Supply Chain Emissions

As part of its planned 50th anniversary celebration next year, the retail coffee giant has committed to a number of sustainability initiatives, including reducing its carbon footprint significantly over the next decade. Find out how Starbucks plans to further its eco-commitment.
Jan
22

Office Depot Goes Live with Same-Day Delivery

The office supplies retailer is offering customers same-day delivery thanks to a new strategic tech partnership. Find out who Office Depot aligned with to bring the in-demand service to its customers.
Jan
22

Sally Beauty Fills Two Key Digital Leadership Roles

As the retailer continues its digital transformation it is constructing a first-class team to build and deploy game-changing digital technology. See which two industry veterans have joined Sally Beauty’s ranks.
Jan
21

American Dream to Host Retail Job Fair

American Dream is expected to boast 450 retail, food and specialty shops when complete. This month, the mega mall is hosting a job fair to start filling retail positions. Find out what stores are in need and what positions will be filled.
Jan
20

High Times Enters Physical Retail

The long-time media brand is expanding its business strategy with the opening of two flagship retail stores in major markets. See where the upstart cannabis retail brand is setting up shop.
Jan
20

Walmart Makes Two Chief Officer Appointments

The retailer has named a new CMO for Walmart U.S. and appointed the COO of Sam’s Club to take over as COO for Walmart U.S. Get the details of this post-holiday shakeup.
Jan
20

Kroger Opens Digital Innovation Lab

Kroger and Northern Kentucky University have unveiled the Kroger Technology & Digital Innovation, at which NKU students will gain hands-on learning experience alongside associates from Kroger’s Research & Development group and 84.51⁰.
Jan
20

Gap Changes Strategic Direction: No Longer Spinning Off Old Navy

The cost and complexity of splitting into two separate retail companies, coupled with unstable business performance, has limited Gap’s ability to create value from the spinoff. Hear the latest on the new strategic approach.
Jan
17

Retail Holiday Sales Up an Impressive 4.1%

The inspiring growth is more than double last year’s gains, providing further evidence that retail is not dead, it is evolving. Check out all the numbers and see which segments enjoyed the biggest gains.
Jan
16

Target Suffers Disappointing Holiday Sales; Makes Leadership Changes

Target suffered holiday sales below expectations and additionally has announced several leadership changes, including a new chief stores officer and new chief merchandising officers.
Jan
16

H&M Goes Live With Pay Later

The new payment solution enables a frictionless and flexible checkout for customers across all channels. H&M loyalty members can shop now and pay later both online and in-store using the H&M app.
Jan
16

Sacred Heart Graduates First Class in Joint SAS Certificate Program

To complete the certificate, students had to participate in a capstone project that addressed a marketing challenge using real data and digital software tools included in the SAS suite. Hear the latest on unique program.
Jan
16

Payless ShoeSource Emerges From Bankruptcy With New Executive Team

The discount footwear retailer is revamping its executive leadership following voluntary Chapter 11 protection. See which industry veterans will be taking the helm as the retailer looks for rebirth.
Jan
16

Instacart Enhances Its Pickup Platform

With its grocery client base doubling over the past year, Instacart is investing heavily in its customer experience with the release of a feature-laden new pickup solution. Find out what the new tech can do.
Jan
16

Shoe Carnival to Offer Customer-Centric Merchandise

Uncover how Shoe Carnival will harness retail tech to deliver localized assortments tailored to its specific customer segments, markets, channels and locations.
Jan
10

Sally Beauty Revamps Identity and Mobile App

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has launched a new brand campaign, along with a revamped mobile app and updated POS systems and integration of AI technology in some cities. Get the details.
Jan
10

Wayfair Invests in Tech to Help Scale Its Growing Business

Wayfair is using Google Cloud as the foundation for its new hybrid cloud strategy. Find out how the tech is helping it make real-time decisions as the business grows, increase employee productivity, and ensure a smooth customer experience.
Jan
10

Things Remembered Empowers Associates to Create Memorable Experiences

Things Remembered is empowering its teams with the most advanced workforce management technologies to help it attract and retain the most engaged workforce possible throughout the year.
Jan
10

Red Sox Larry Lucchino and Standard Cognition to Bring Autonomous Checkout to Entertainment Venues

Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer and pioneering sports executive Larry Lucchino and tech startup Standard Cognition have teamed up to bring autonomous checkout to sports and entertainment venues around the world. Find out when the new experience will launch.
Jan
09

Nordstrom Leveraging Robotic Technologies to Provide Seamless Shopping

Nordstrom is utilizing a robotic solution to fulfill its west coast beauty orders. See a video of the tech and find out how autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are helping the retailer gain shorter delivery times, improved in-store stock positions, and an enhanced customer experience.
Jan
08

Lowe's Names New Chief Brand and Marketing Officer

Lowe’s newest c-suite member has been named one of Forbes' Top 50 CMOs in the World three years running and is a National Retail Federation power player. See which industry superstar snagged the coveted post.
Jan
08

Brookshire’s and Weis Markets Deploy Personalization Intelligence Engines

The regional grocers can now tap into shopper data and behavior, using sophisticated machine learning algorithms to serve relevant product content to customers throughout the shopping journey.
Jan
08

Office Depot Deploys 10,000 Mobile Devices to Supercharge Associate Performance

The new handheld computers are live across the retailer’s stores and distribution centers and have helped cut operational costs while simultaneously improving customer satisfaction. Get all the details on the next-gen devices.
Jan
08

PCMS Rebrands to Flooid

Retail commerce software provider PCMS has undergone a complete company rebrand to Flooid. Get the details and learn how the John Lewis Partnership uses the Flooid platform.
Jan
06

Hudson's Bay Reaches Deal to be Taken Private

Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson’s Bay Co. has reached a deal to go private. Get the latest.
Jan
06

Ask Amazon Alexa to Pay for Gas

Get pumped for the future. Find out how Alexa will allow consumers to use their voice to pay for fuel at Exxon and Mobil stations in 2020.
Jan
02

Amazon Boasts Record Holiday Shopping Results

Amazon said this holiday season was “record-breaking” with “billions of items” ordered worldwide and a surge in Prime usage, including more than 5 million new customers using the membership service in one week alone. Get the details.

December 2019

Dec
26

Lowe’s Makes Online Purchasing Easier for Property Management Professionals

Property management professionals will start 2020 with automated procurement at Lowe’s. Get the details.
Dec
23

Wawa Suffers Data Breach

Wawa discovered a nine-month long data breach, but doesn’t know who launched the cyberattack that went undetected for so long. Get the details.
Dec
19

BJ's Wholesale Club Names New CEO

BJ’s Wholesale Club has named Christopher Baldwin executive chairman. Find out who is taking his place as CEO.
Dec
18

Jared Taps Digitally Native Sister Brand for Omnichannel Concept Store

Jared’s new concept store, created in collaboration with online diamond and jewelry retailer James Allen, breaks free from the traditional merchandising of jewelry retailers. Take a peek inside and find out how.
Dec
18

Super Saturday Shoppers to Spike to 148 Million

With fewer days than usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more time-pressed shoppers are expected to finish their purchases on Super Saturday this year. Find out more and learn the post-holiday opportunity not to be missed.
Dec
18

Petco Embarks on Intelligent Merchandising Strategy

Petco will enhance the speed of critical merchandising decisions through AI and machine learning to deliver an improved end-to-end customer experience. Find out how.
Dec
17

Starbucks' CEO Shares How to Nurture Humanity in Modern-Day Retail

While the modernization of the retail industry hinges on tech savvy, the power of emotion and human connection is often overlooked as essential to long-term success. Find out how to hear from 30-year retail veteran Kevin Johnson, Starbucks president and CEO, during NRF 2020 Vision: Retail’s Big Show.
Dec
16

E-Com Player Everlane Continues Its Physical Expansion

The direct-to-consumer apparel brand is staking its claim in brick-and-mortar with its sixth physical location. See where it is setting up shop.
Dec
16

Kroger and Walgreens Form Purchasing Alliance to Cut Costs

Kroger and Walgreens Boots Alliance are teaming up to cut supplier costs by sourcing more merchandise together. Learn how this extends the ongoing strategic collaboration between the retailers and how it will reinvent critical components of the companies’ sourcing practices.
Dec
16

Retail Sales Don’t Meet November Projections

Despite record-setting digital sales on Black Friday, November retail sales failed to live up to expectations. Check out the latest numbers and why the industry should be optimistic about December’s results.
Dec
16

In Memoriam: Alan Glass, Executive Chairman, EnsembleIQ

Remembering Alan Glass, Executive Chairman, EnsembleIQ.
Dec
16

Dollar Tree Shuffles Enterprise-Level Leadership

The president of Family Dollar is out, as Dollar Tree shuffles its senior leadership. The changes will have senior talent “working together with more urgency to move the needle on metrics” says CEO of Dollar Tree, Inc. Find out more.
Dec
16

Andy Dunn Announces Walmart Departure

The founder of Bonobos and current SVP of digital consumer brands at Walmart, will be leaving the mega retailer early next year. Learn the details of his departure.
Dec
13

Albertsons Going Big On Microfulfillment

Microfulfillment is taking the grocery industry by storm, and Albertsons is doubling down on its commitment to the small-scale, fulfillment centers. Learn the details of the grocer’s plan to scale the solution.
Dec
12

Rent The Runway Teams Up With Major Hotel Chain to Redefine Packing

The apparel rental company is innovating retail again with a first-of-its-kind shopping experience that gives hotel guests access to customized travel wardrobes.
Dec
11

Walmart to Pilot Autonomous Grocery Delivery

As it looks to further its foothold in the booming online grocery arena, Walmart is embarking on an autonomous home delivery pilot in Houston. Learn the details of its new cutting-edge fulfillment option.
Dec
11

COO Departure at lululemon Sparks Executive Shake Up

In response to Stuart Haselden leaving the company key executives are taking on new roles, including CTO Julie Averill. Get the latest on lululemon’s executive realignment.
Dec
11

American Eagle Outfitters Posts Record Third Quarter Sales

Despite aggressive markdowns in some segments the retailer has seen profits and sales rise, setting a new standard for success. Read on to learn about AEO’s record-breaking quarter.
Dec
11

Kohl’s Makes Last-Minute Holiday Push with Stores Open Around the Clock Till Christmas

Starting next week Kohl’s stores nationwide will be open 24-hours a day until Christmas Eve to cater to last-minute shoppers. In addition, orders will be available for in-store pickup in as short as one hour.
Dec
09

Yesway Enriches Its Security Operations

Find out how insights uncovered by the convenience store chain's new solutions have helped Yesway reduce its shrink levels and improve the speed and efficiency of asset protection investigations.
Dec
09

Domino's Expands Delivery Tracking Technology Nationwide

After testing its new GPS delivery tracking technology for much of 2019, Domino's Pizza plans to add the technology to Domino’s stores across the U.S. Get the details.
Dec
09

Walmart Canada Opens Doors on State-of-the-Art DC

The 450,000 square foot, tech-filled distribution center will act as the main facility fulfilling Walmart Canada's online orders. Learn all about the new mega DC.
Dec
09

Sneak Peek at David Yurman’s New NYC Flagship

The flagship store will feature innovative technology including four video walls on different levels, mobile points of sale throughout and integrated wireless charging stations. Check out this first look at the new experiential location.
Dec
05

Tractor Supply Company Finds a New CEO

Find out which Macy’s executive will lead the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer in 2020.
Dec
05

IKEA Sets Out to Reduce Waste from Returns

IKEA is on a mission to become a circular business by 2030. Find out how its minority investment in Optoro is advancing the company's commitment to creating a more circular economy.
Dec
04

Casper Revamps Exec Team including New CTO

The surging bedding retailer has added new key members to its leadership team including a new chief technology officer and chief commercial officer. See which industry standouts claimed the coveted positons.
Dec
04

Cyber Monday 2019: Biggest Online Sales Day in History

The annual digital sales blitz once again set sales records collecting an awe-inspiring $9.4 billion, making it the single biggest digital sales day ever. Hear the latest.
Dec
03

Kroger Begins Dark Kitchen Food Delivery

Kroger is pressing into hot food delivery through “dark kitchens.” Take a look at how Kroger Delivery Kitchen will deliver meals on-demand without service or delivery fees.
Dec
02

Walmart Canada Launches “World's Largest” Blockchain-Based Freight Network

Walmart Canada's blockchain-based freight and payment network establishes collaboration with 70 third-party trucking companies that transport inventory for Walmart Canada nationally, making it the first enterprise full production blockchain solution launched at a large scale for a mission-critical function.
Dec
02

Destination Maternity Gets $50 Million Bid From Marquee Brands

Destination Maternity would close all of its remaining stores under the $50 million stalking horse bid from Marquee Brands. Get the details.
Dec
02

The Vitamin Shoppe Finds a Next-Gen Way to Pass Out Samples

The Vitamin Shoppe is rolling out interactive digital kiosks to drive in-store sampling of new products. Find out how they engage the shopper, while providing data to the retailer.

November 2019

Nov
26

Store Closings: A.C. Moore Shuttering all Stores, up to 40 Locations to Become Michaels

“Given the headwinds facing many retailers in today's environment, it made it very difficult for us to operate and compete on a National level,” A.C. Moore CEO Anthony Piperno commented. Find out More.
Nov
25

Yesway Completes Major Acquisition of Allsup's Convenience Stores

The deal brings Yesway’s store count to more than 400, and inches it closer to its goal of becoming one of the 15 biggest chains in the U.S. Read on to learn the details.
Nov
25

Tiffany Sold to LVMH for $16.2 Billion

The iconic luxury brand is being sold to LVMH to help strength the retail conglomerate’s position in the lucrative jewelry market and further its U.S. expansion. Learn the latest.
Nov
25

First Look: Famous Footwear’s NYC Flagship

The two-level, 8,400 square foot flagship in the heart of NYC features a next-gen store design and experiential features. Learn the details and check out this sneak peek of the retailer’s largest store in the NY metro area.
Nov
25

Industry West Sees Average Orders Skyrocket Thanks to Personalization Efforts

The furniture retailer has increased its average order value by 15% and its revenue by more than 8% since implementing an AI-powered e-com personalization tool.
Nov
22

EnsembleIQ Builds Its Leadership

EnsembleIQ (EIQ) strengthens its leadership team by appointing Joe Territo as its senior vice president of content and naming Tanner Van Dusen as managing director of the Path to Purchase Institute (P2PI).
Nov
21

Amazon Launches Next-Gen Back Office Tech

Amazon may have killed off the Dash buttons, but it’s found another use for the tech. Find out how the retail giant it looking to help businesses modernize their back offices and breakrooms.
Nov
20

Kroger to Launch In-Store Farms

Bringing new meaning to the farm-to-table concept, Kroger will begin growing its own produce in-store in select markets. Learn the details and where the first two micro farms will be placed.
Nov
20

Modell's Sporting Goods Upgrades Critical IT Infrastructure

The 150-store-strong sporting goods retailer is transitioning away from traditional data storage. See which cloud services provider it is partnering with and how the next-gen solution suite will help Modell’s win in a highly competitive market.
Nov
20

Five Below Shakes Up Its Model

The discount retailer is making a major change to its business strategy that is at odds with its core value proposition. Find out what major shake up the retailer has on tap.
Nov
20

Amazon to Build Another Massive Fulfillment Center

The online giant has announced plans to build a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center and onboard 500 new full-time workers. See where Amazon is planning to break ground.
Nov
18

Walmart Adds Digital Twist to Print Catalog

Walmart continues to blur the line between physical and digital with a new digital enhancement to its holiday toy catalog. Find out how the new feature adds a new level of cool and convenience to the traditional print catalog.
Nov
18

Nike Ending Partnership with Amazon

After a two-year pilot, Nike announced it will no longer sell its products through Amazon. Find out why the athletic apparel retailer is cutting ties with the marketplace.
Nov
18

Rent the Runway and Nordstrom Expand Partnership

RTR customers can now return rentals at nearly 30 Nordstrom locations across the nation. See where the instant drop-off service is being implemented and what it means for the future of both brands.
Nov
15

Sam’s Club Gets a New CEO

Walmart has named Kathryn McLay as the new chief executive of Sam's Club. Get the details.
Nov
13

How C&S Wholesale Grocers Powers Its Growing Mobile Workforce

Find out how C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the US, is enabling its growing remote and distributed workforce to boost customer engagement.
Nov
13

Big Lots Looks to Transform Shopper Loyalty With New Tech

Big Lots is investing in next-gen technology to curate a unified view of shoppers’ physical, digital and omnichannel journeys to provide a meaningful and memorable path to purchase and increase loyalty.
Nov
13

PetSmart Gives Pet Owners a New Reason to Visit a Physical Location

As PetSmart looks to become a one-stop-shop for everything pet, it has introduced a new in-store pet care service. Learn all about the new offering and how it will help drive traffic to the store.
Nov
13

Starbucks Unveils Massive Chicago Flagship

The new 35,000-square foot café is the retailer’s largest immersive experience to date. See what Starbucks has planned for its five-story celebration to coffee and get a first look inside the sprawling store.
Nov
13

Walmart Voice Order Now Available on Siri

The mega retailer has partnered with Apple to bring its popular Walmart Voice Order grocery shopping solution to the Siri platform. Hear the details of the new partnership and how the AI solution streamlines on-the-go shopping.
Nov
13

Wayfair Introduces a High-Tech Mobile Experience

The retailer’s enhanced mobile app features augmented reality and integrated camera functions, making it a hub for on-the-go interior planning. Hear all about the new features and how they are redefining the Wayfair mobile shopping experience.
Nov
11

Walgreens Reportedly Entertaining Buyout Offer

New York based private equity firm is preparing a buyout proposal and if accepted could be the biggest buyout in history. Hear the latest and who is interested in acquiring the massive pharmacy chain.
Nov
11

Art Peck Steps Down as Gap CEO

The long-time chief executive is stepping down. See who is taking the reins on an interim basis and Gap’s go-forward strategy as it searches for a new boss.
Nov
11

Store Closings: 96 Sears and Kmart Stores to Close Up Shop

It’s another round of store closings for Sears and Kmart. Find out which stores will shut their doors and when as this retailers' saga continues.
Nov
11

Walmart Scales Unlimited Grocery Delivery

For a fee Walmart grocery shoppers can now enjoy unlimited home delivery at more than 1,400 locations. See how much the service costs and how Walmart is enticing shoppers to give the new service a whirl.
Nov
11

Williams-Sonoma to Hire 2,500 Work From Home Employees

As part of its holiday workforce scale up the home goods retailer is hiring thousands of telecommute employees. Read on to learn the details.
Nov
06

Amazon Announces New Robotics Innovation Hub

The new 350,000 square-foot facility will create 200 new jobs and feature corporate offices, research and development labs, and manufacturing space. See where the e-com giant plans to plant its robotics flag.
Nov
06

Pier 1 Names New CEO

The reinvention of the home goods retailer continues with the appointment of a new CEO and president. See which retail veterans snagged the top spots and their plan to reposition Pier 1 for success.
Nov
06

RIS News Wins Folio Award for Best B2B Website Two Years Running

RIS News received two Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards during the annual Folio awards gala in New York City on October 30, 2019, as well as an honorable mention.
Nov
06

3 Reasons Why You Must Attend the Path to Purchase Expo

As the retail industry continues to evolve at a lightning-fast pace, retailers need a way to level the playing field and execute strategies for growth. Check out these three reasons P2PX should be on your radar.
Nov
06

Zebra Technologies Acquires Computer Vision AI Solutions Company

Zebra has acquired a leader in B2B computer vision-based artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Find out how the buy aligns with Zebra’s enterprise asset intelligence vision.
Nov
04

Store Closings: Bankrupt Barneys to Begin Liquidation

The iconic luxury retailer is in the final throes of bankruptcy as it looks to liquidate its remaining brick-and-mortar facilities. Learn the details and the future of the Barney’s brand.
Nov
04

Honeywell Creates Robotics Innovation Hub

The new robotic innovation lab is designed to create innovative, breakthrough technologies to help retailers alleviate labor shortages, reduce safety risks and eliminate inefficient tasks.
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