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October 2020

Oct
22

PICKUP and Postmates Partner to Elevate Nationwide, Same-Day Delivery

PICKUP has partnered with Postmates to provide retailers with the ability to scale local delivery capability to meet surging demand for store to door delivery of everything in their catalog.
Oct
21

Whole Foods Market Offers 1-Hour Grocery Pickup Nationwide to Amazon Prime Members

COVID-19 prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup, and now Whole Foods Market is betting this trend is here to stay. Get the details on the grocer’s latest offering.
Oct
21

Albertsons Piloting Pickup Lockers

Albertsons Companies is piloting modular fulfillment lockers in select stores to meet the growing demand for contactless fulfillment. Learn where and how they'll be used.
Oct
20

Treasure Data Launches Treasure Insights

Treasure Data has introduced new product capabilities for its Customer Data Platform (CDP), 15 new integrations, and an in-store SDK (software development kit) that provides retailers a complete, unified view of the shoppers’ journey.
Oct
19

Best Buy Advancing Talent Initiatives with New Tech Partnership

Best Buy's five-year partnering with Accenture is expected to advance its technology strategy, delivery and operations by furthering its work in data science, information security, product development, technology risk management and user experience design.
Oct
19

Nordstrom Gets On Store-Fulfillment Bandwagon

Nordstrom is growing the different ways consumers can receive and retrieve their items. Learn more.
Oct
19

Rite Aid Launching Performance Media for Personalized Campaigns

Rite Aid has teamed with media and analytics provider Quotient to enhance its targeted digital media capabilities.
Oct
18

RSi Picked Up By IRI

Analytics provider IRI has acquired Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), a provider of supply chain solutions for consumer goods retailers and manufacturers.
Oct
14

Smart & Final Adds Store Planning and Workforce Technology to All Stores

Smart & Final’s grocery store managers now have real-time visibility to make informed week-in-progress staffing and task assignment adjustments. Learn how.
Oct
14

The University of Houston Opens Cashierless Market Next Store

University of Houston students can now simply walk in, take what they like, and simply walk out of Market Next, a new convenience store at Technology Bridge, without ever having to scan anything or wait in line to pay. Learn how.
Oct
13

Sally Beauty Adds New Marketing Leadership

Sally Beauty Holdings has added three VPs to its marketing leadership team. Find out which new execs will help the retailer deliver relevant and personalized content, education and solutions.
Oct
12

Staples to Accept Other Retailers' Returns this Holiday Season

The contactless service, which will be offered at more than 1,000 Staples stores, leverages QR codes for more seamless experiences.
Oct
12

Walmart Launches Contact-Free Fall Event Series

On the heels of Walmart’s free Drive-in Movie series this summer, the retailer will host more than 140 contact-free events in store parking lots across the country from now through the end of October. Get the details.
Oct
09

Legion Technologies Appoints Kristin Brennan VP of Marketing

“With all of the challenges companies have faced this year, having the right workers, at the right location, at the right time while improving employee engagement and optimizing labor costs is critically important,” said Brennan.
Oct
06

H&M Extends Virtual Assistant to Google's Business Messages

Shoppers can now engage with apparel retailer H&M’s virtual assistant and live chat agents directly from services like Google Maps or Google Search. Learn how.
Oct
06

Macy’s Providing More Payment Options

Learn how Macys will add more flexibility and convenience to the digital shopping experience.
Oct
05

Gap Holiday Hiring to Include Remote Employees

As part of its seasonal hiring, Gap Inc. will fill roles for to meet the rising digital demand and need for contactless services across its Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, Intermix and Janie and Jack stores and brands.

September 2020

Sep
24

Salesforce Releases Digital 360 to Personalize Customer Experiences

Salesforce’s new Digital 360 platform combines its Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud and Experience Cloud solutions into a single source of truth for personalizing customer experiences.
Sep
23

Luxottica Confirms Ransomware Attack

Italy-based eyewear retailer Luxottica has confirmed that a ransomware attack is responsible for widespread service outages affecting the organization. Get the details.
Sep
22

Hy-Vee’s First DSW Shop-in-Shops Packed With Tech

Supermarket retailer Hy-Vee has opened its first DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse shop-in-shops featuring pickup lockers, digital showroom walls, and more. Get the details.
Sep
22

Jamba Juice Locations Add Professional-Grade Air Purification

The new Air Pro launches in Jamba Juice locations owned by former NFL tight end, Vernon Davis. Find out how the tech cleans air in retail spaces.
Sep
22

Lowe's to Roll Out Contactless Pickup Lockers Nationwide

Lowe's is adding pickup lockers at all of its U.S. stores. Learn more about the BOPIS tech and how it will improve the customer experience this holiday season.
Sep
22

QuickChek Launches Loyalty Program

“We are learning a tremendous amount about our own customers, including things we weren’t even aware that we didn’t know,” Eric Rush, QuickChek’s digital marketing and advertising manager, said if the launch. Learn more.
Sep
21

Meijer Expands Contactless Pharmacy Tech in Face of Pandemic

The retailer launched its new progressive web app technology earlier this year and has continued to expand it in the wake of the pandemic. Learn how the tech helps make customer trips to the pharmacy safer and easier. Lear
Sep
21

Kroger Deploying Visual AI Tech to Stores

Kroger has teamed up with a visual artificial intelligence company to redefine its customer experience. Learn about the technolgy it plans to deploy at 2,500 stores across the country.
Sep
18

Bed Bath & Beyond Taps Google to Rebuild Market Authority

Bed Bath & Beyond's multi-year collaboration is intended to help it rebuild authority in the home, baby, beauty and wellness markets.
Sep
18

Fashion Retailer Haber Holding Fast-Tracks Omnichannel Transformation

Men’s fashion retailer Haber Holding is accelerating its omnichannel transformation across its 170-plus stores.  
Sep
16

Daymond John Joins Lowe’s Pitch Tank

Lowe's is teaming with the Shark Tank star to provide opportunities for suppliers in underrepresented communities to pitch their products to the retailer.  
Sep
16

Hughes AIOps Self-Healing WAN Solution Now Available

Hughes Network Systems’ artificial intelligence for IT operations solution for enterprise wide area networks is now commercially available.
Sep
16

Fleet Feet Launches New Tech to Offer Personalized Footwear Products

Learn how dynamic pressure mapping tech will give Fleet Feet the ability to offer personalized product service including insoles and more.
Sep
15

Nielsen Welcomes Cuddle to Connect Partner Network

Cuddle's AI-powered, voice-enabled business analytics platform automatically detects patterns in enterprise data and alerts users on what they need to know before asking.
Sep
14

Bed Bath & Beyond Taps Former Office Depot Exec to Lead Supply Chain

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed a chief supply chain officer. Learn more about the former FleetPride, Office Depot, and Bloomin' Brands executive tasked with leading the transformation and optimization of the retailer’s global supply chain network.
Sep
14

SpartanNash Names New President and CEO

SpartanNash taps the CEO of Borden Dairy Company as its new president and CEO. Learn how Sarsam brings a unique blend of consumer products and supply chain expertise in the food industry to the grocery chain.
Sep
09

Wayfair Taps Walmart’s Fiona Tan To Lead Customer & Supplier Technology

Fiona Tan, who most recently served as senior VP of U.S. technology at Walmart, joins with deep experience in leading tech teams.
Sep
09

Amazon Career Day 2020 Seeks to Fill 33,000 Corporate and Tech Jobs

Amazon will soon hold its 2020 nationwide virtual Career Day event. Find out how to learn more about the 33,000 job openings for corporate and tech positions supporting areas that include Alexa, AWS, Operations Technology, and Prime Video.
Sep
08

Sporting Goods Retailer SCHEELS’ Associates are on the Move

SCHEELS associates can now move across departments to guide the customer to more relevant offers and merchandise. Find out how this sporting goods retailer is winning over shoppers this season.
Sep
08

Kohl’s Launches New Loyalty Program

Kohl’s has launched its new simplified loyalty program, Kohl’s Rewards, and will leverage personalization capabilities to create unique customer deals and perks, driving deeper engagement. Get the details.
Sep
03

Giant Eagle Brings the Amazon Go Experience to Pittsburgh

Grocery retailer Giant Eagle, Inc. is now offering a checkout-free experience at its Pittsburgh-area location.
Sep
01

ModCloth Streamlines Its Supply Chain

Learn how fashion retailer ModCloth is streamlining its supply chain for end-to-end visibility and underwent a remote implementation to get it done during the pandemic.
Sep
01

Kronos and Ultimate Software Unveil Plans to Rebrand as “UKG”

Ultimate Software and Kronos Incorporated plan to rebrand the company. Get the details.

August 2020

Aug
31

Neiman Marcus Transforms Fall Book into Interactive Digital Experience

Neiman Marcus has reimagined its Fall Book campaign into a digital experience.
Aug
31

Walgreens Names John Standley President

Standley, most recently president, CEO and chairman of Rite Aid Corp., will be tasked with delivering on the company’s four key strategic priorities.
Aug
26

Kum & Go Optimizes Its Assortment

Learn how, using selective and specific search criteria, Kum & Go will be able to connect with suppliers that can provide products that consumers want, and keep them coming back.
Aug
26

Michaels Expands Resources for Pros

Michaels has turned its eyes towards professionals with a new program focused on serving small businesses across the country. Learn more.
Aug
24

CVS Pharmacy Launches Digital Media Advertising Platform

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, is introducing CVS Media Exchange (cMx), enabling CPG supplier partners to reach consumers with digital ads. Learn how it draws upon more than two decades worth of insights from in-store and online transactions.
Aug
24

Taco Bell’s New Concept Shop to Offer Contactless Curbside Pickup

Taco Bell is forging ahead with a new concept, Taco Bell Go Mobile, which will feature dedicated mobile pickup lanes, curbside pickup, and tablet ordering. Get the details.
Aug
19

Tailored Brands Launches BOPIS Nationwide

Tailored Brands is now offering buy-online-pickup-in-store service (BOPIS) nationwide at its Men’s Wearhouse and Jos A Bank stores. Get the details.
Aug
18

Bed Bath & Beyond Launches 'College From Home' Digital Destination

Bed Bath & Beyond has launched College from Home, a digital shopping experience dedicated to helping parents and college students redesign their childhood bedrooms as remote learning spaces for the fall semester. Learn more.
Aug
18

Meijer's Back-to-School Survey Reveals Safety is Biggest Consideration

Meijer says it anticipates the back-to-school shopping season extending well beyond normal and releases the results of a July survey of parents and teachers. Find out what the retailer learned and how it's coping with the change in back-to-school shopping.
Aug
14

City Furniture Creates the Exact Experience Needed at Every Step of the Buyer Journey

Find out how City Furniture is using headless, microservices-based e-commerce to power its online presence.
Aug
13

Lowe’s to Significantly Boost Same and Next-Day Delivery Capabilities

Learn how Lowe's is moving to improve its home delivery services by providing more same-day and next-day service offerings and enabling faster e-commerce shipping across the country.
Aug
13

Oracle Launches Inventory Optimization Platform to Navigate Uncharted Demand

Oracle Retail has unveiled Oracle Retail Inventory Optimization Cloud Service to help retailers optimize inventory so they can better serve customers while maintaining a healthy cash position.
Aug
13

EG Group Brings Reflexis Workforce Management Tech to 500+ Locations

EG Group has implemented Reflexis’ Real-Time Task Manager and Q-Walk to help improve workforce communication and task execution.
Aug
12

Stride Rite Fit Zone Growing Retail Footprint

More retailers are installing Stride Rite’s Fit Zone footwear measurement machines in order to account for social distancing in today’s new retail landscape.
Aug
11

Yesway to Accelerate New Product Discovery

In order to further its product discovery amidst the ongoing pandemic, Yesway has had to pivot to virtual platforms to find new products and connect with brands. Find out how Yesway will be able to connect and collaborate with more than 175,000 suppliers.
Aug
11

The Home Depot Takes Its In-Store Workshops Online

Learn how The Home Depot is bringing its workshops online to reimagine the in-store experience that has been paused due to COVID-19.
Aug
11

Kroger Ship Adding Marketplace

The Kroger Co. will expand its Kroger Ship program to compete online this fall with the likes of Amazon and Walmart. Learn more.
Aug
10

Yankee Candle Gets Personal with New Subscription Partnership

Yankee Candle has partnered with Ordergroove for its new subscription service.
Aug
10

Kroger Pilots Touchless Pay

The Kroger Co. is piloting a way for shoppers to use their mobile devices to checkout using NFC technology – eliminating physical contact. Get the details.
Aug
10

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Reflexis Systems

Zebra Technologies Corporation intends to acquire Reflexis Systems, Inc., a privately-held, provider of intelligent workforce management, execution, and communication solutions for organizations in the retail, food service, hospitality and banking industries.
Aug
10

Chipotle Teams Up With Tony Hawk for Digital Promotion

Find out how Chipotle and skating legend Tony Hawk are bringing gaming, live streaming, and burritos together.
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

Michaels Expands Loyalty Program Rewards

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