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January 2021

Jan
20

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Adds Macy’s Veteran to Unlock Value Potential

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has tasked a Macy’s veteran with “unlocking the potential” of its personal care and beauty chain. Find out who has been added to the BB&B team and the retailer's plans.
Jan
20

Dallas Travelers Can Now Just Walk Out at Hudson Store

Travel retailer Hudson will use Amazon’s Just Walk Out cashierless technology in select stores, with the first to open in Q1 at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Jan
20

Sally Beauty Scaling CX Capabilities As Digital Needs Grow

Sally Beauty Holdings has teamed with Salesforce to improve its customer experience capabilities.
Jan
15

Walmart’s CEO of U.S. E-Commerce Marc Lore Announces Retirement

Lore has notified Walmart he will retire from his position of executive vice president, president and CEO, U.S. eCommerce, effective January 31, 2021.
Jan
14

Christopher & Banks Begins Store Closing Sales

Apparel retailer Christopher & Banks has filed for Chapter 11 and begun the store closing process at more than 400 stores nationally.
Jan
13

Target Had a Happy Holiday Season

Target’s retail strategy was on target again this holiday season. November/December comp sales grew 17% and its curbside service spiked 500%. Find out why else Target had a happy holiday.
Jan
12

SAS Partners With C.H. Robinson to Grow Supply Chain Agility

Data analytics provider SAS and global logistics company C.H. Robinson have partnered to improve supply chain efficiency.
Jan
11

Ahold Delhaize USA Pilots UV Disinfection Robot

Retail Business Services (RBS), the services company of grocery retail group Ahold Delhaize USA, is piloting newly launched ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robots from Ava Robotics to manage COVID-19-related and other cleaning needs. Get the details.
Jan
11

Filippa K Deploys RFID Platform to Boost Supply Chain Accuracy

Swedish fashion retailer Filippa K is leveraging RFID to improve its inventory accuracy and increase product availability throughout its retail supply chains and stores.
Jan
11

Amazon Expanding Operations in Metro Detroit

Amazon.com is opening five new buildings to support operations closer to customers in the metro Detroit area, including its fourth fulfillment center in the state using Amazon robotics to help associates pick, pack and ship smaller items to customers. Learn more.
Jan
06

Walgreens to Sell Drug Wholesale Business for $6.5B

Walgreens Boots Alliance has entered a deal to sell the majority of its Alliance Healthcare Businesses to AmerisourceBergen for $6.5 Billion. Get the details.
Jan
06

Bed Bath & Beyond Brings On Patty Wu as SVP, GM for Buybuy Baby

Most recently chief commercial officer at Beautycounter, Wu will be tasked with growing Buybuy Baby and its customer base by executing the strategy and capital investment outlined during the retailer’s Investor Day in the fall.
Jan
04

Team Green: Burton Snowboards Partners with Mtn Dew for One World

Mtn Dew and Burton Snowboards are teaming on behalf of sustainability as part of a new partnership known as One World. With a full-length feature film of the same name, a dozen episodes of digital content and a limited-edition capsule collection made of recycled materials, One World intends to celebrate the connection between snowboarding, curiosity and a respect for the environment. The film was also produced in partnership with Toyota, Plartec and Bank of the West.
Jan
04

NRF Says Latest Stimulus Will Help Continue Recovery from Pandemic

Economic challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic will continue in 2021, but stimulus legislation signed into law just after Christmas will help maintain and accelerate the nation’s ongoing recovery, NRF chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said. Hear more.

December 2020

Dec
22

Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Centers and Delivery Station

Amazon.com plans to open two new fulfillment centers, including a new 750,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center, as well as a new delivery station. Learn what the expansion means for San Antonio, TX.
Dec
21

Hy-Vee Tapping Into Local Brands at Quarterly Summits in 2021

The retailer is currently accepting submissions for its “Best of Brands” summits online in the following categories: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care.
Dec
21

DICK'S Sporting Goods Partners to Offer Same-Day Delivery

DICK'S Sporting Goods has partnered to launch same-day delivery from more than 150 stores. Get the details.
Dec
18

Tapestry Modernizes Its IT infrastructure

Tapestry, the parent company of Coach New York, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, has migrated its SAP environment to the cloud to help fuel the company’s growth. Get the details.
Dec
18

Amazon Rolls Out Returns at Whole Foods Market

Amazon has made another move to make returning orders stress-free and convenient as possible this holiday season. Get the details.
Dec
16

Boston Market Rolling Out New POS Nationwide

Boston Market is turning to the cloud. Learn how it will update its POS hardware and software across all 350 restaurants to be able to implement new technology quickly.
Dec
16

Foot Locker Names New CIO

Foot Locker has named a former Michaels executive its new SVP, CIO. Learn which seasoned executive will oversee the execution of the next generation of Foot Locker's strategic technology agenda.
Dec
14

Yankee Candle Brings Santa Into Homes

Learn how Yankee Candle is spreading some virtual cheer to families this year.
Dec
14

Bed Bath & Beyond Selling Off Cost Plus World Market Business

The agreement includes 243 brick-and-mortar locations, the CPWM digital business, two distribution facilities and a corporate office.
Dec
14

Nike Explores Holograms For That Perfect Fit

The No. 14 retailer is leveraging Omnivor’s Holograms for Retail technology for its Virtual View feature at Finish Line and JD Sport. Using the tech, shoppers can select a hologram that matches their size and body type and then build a virtual dressing room in their homes.
Dec
09

Best Buy Canada Updating POS and Loyalty

Uncover how Best Buy Canada is updating its in-store POS and loyalty to integrate with its e-commerce.
Dec
09

Wakefern Increasing Access to Consumer Behavior Insights

Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States, is expanding its relationship with consumer intelligence provider Catalina to help brands better understand shopper behavior.
Dec
09

Yesway Appoints New CIO

Convenience store chain Yesway has appointed a new CIO and SVP of Human resources, and opened a new corporate office. Find out which seasoned execs snagged the new positions.
Dec
07

7-Eleven Introduces In-App Contactless Payment

7‑Eleven's new app-based mobile wallet offers all customers — including those who would like to load cash — a contactless way to pay. Learn how.
Dec
07

JCPenney Exits Bankruptcy

JCPenney has exited Chapter 11, bought by Simon Property Group and Brookefield Asset Management. Get the details on the deal that saves the historic retailer.
Dec
02

Stein Mart Website to be Re-Launched Early 2021

A subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV) placed the winning bid of $6.02 million for the intellectual property of Stein Mart Inc. Learn how REV expects to re-launch the off-price fashion and home goods retailer as an online-only store early next year.
Dec
02

Price Chopper Supermarkets Taps Machine Learning To Deliver Omnichannel Personalization

Price Chopper Supermarkets and Market 32 will leverage advanced machine learning algorithms to provide personalized, seamless experience for their customers. Learn how.

November 2020

Nov
30

Ascena Retail Selling Ann Taylor, Loft and More for $540 Million

Ascena Retail Group has entered into a deal to sell its remaining Ann Taylor, Loft, Lou & Grey and Lane Bryant brands for $540 million. Get the details.
Nov
30

How Claire’s Will Make U.S. Expansion Plans

Claire’s Stores has a new partner to help optimize its brick-and-mortar store placement. Find out how the retailer is tapping forecasting models, data visualization, custom reporting, and peer site analysis tools.
Nov
30

Walmart Plans Dazzling Holiday Drone Show

Walmart is wowing customers with a series of holiday drone shows across the country this month, building on its series of contactless customer experiences. Watch the video.
Nov
23

Sally Beauty Rolls Out BOPIS as Part of Digital Transformation, Appoints New CIO

Sally Beauty has launched buy-online-pickup-in-store (BOPIS) capabilities nationwide as part of its ongoing digital transformation. In addition, the retailer has made several leadership changes, including appointing a new CIO. Get the latest.
Nov
19

Symphony RetailAI Names Dale Grant CRO

Symphony RetailAI has named Dale Grant chief revenue officer, replacing Graeme Cooksley.
Nov
19

Online Grocer Farmstead Goes Live in Charlotte, NC

Online grocer Farmstead has gone live with deliveries in Charlotte, NC. Currently, Farmstead offers same-day delivery to all zip codes in the city of Charlotte. The delivery area will be rapidly expanded in the coming weeks to the Charlotte suburbs. Charlotte is Farmstead’s first expansion market - Farmstead’s “dark” warehouses greatly ease entry into new geographies, reduce food waste by 3-4x and help eliminate food deserts by making fast, inexpensive delivery available with a new model.
Nov
16

Tailored Brands Expects to Exit Bankruptcy in November

Tailored Brands, parent of Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, expects to successfully emerge from Chapter 11. Get the details.
Nov
16

CVS Pharmacy Offering Contact-Free PayPal and Venmo Checkout

CVS Pharmacy customers can now have a contactless checkout experience using PayPal and Venmo QR codes at 8,200 stand-alone retail locations.
Nov
16

TaylorMade Golf Teams For Global Shopping Optimization

TaylorMade Golf Company has partnered with commerce provider eShopWorld (ESW) to provide a localized online shopping experience to its European customers.
Nov
11

Giant Eagle Launches myPerks Loyalty Program

Giant Eagle has launched a pilot of its new myPerks loyally program in Canton, Ohio. Learn what the new program entails and what the grocer's plans are for the rollout.
Nov
10

Tapestry Tapping Analytics To Upgrade Customer Experiences

The Tapestry house of luxury brands, which includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman, will leverage new customer data platform products to generate comprehensive customer profiles, serving as a foundation for predictive analytics to improve customer interactions.
Nov
10

Cos Bar to Provide Personalized Omnichannel Service

Cos Bar customers can now communicate with beauty specialists in a multitude of ways, as well as request a virtual or in-store appointments. Learn how the beauty retailer is giving its customers a new personalized experience.
Nov
09

GoPuff Picks Up BevMo

E-commerce delivery provider GoPuff will acquire BevMo alcoholic beverage specialty retailer as it builds on its micro-fulfillment network.
Nov
09

JOANN Rolls Out Location-Based Curbside Pickup Before Holidays

Within weeks of going live chain-wide with the new tech, JOANN has consistently seen pickup wait times under a minute. Learn how the craft retailer is speeding up online order pickup at the store this holiday season.
Nov
06

Karen Lynch Named President/CEO of CVS Health

Karen Lynch has been named president and CEO of CVS Health, effective Feb. 1, 2021, replacing the retiring Larry Merlo.  
Nov
05

Pet Valu U.S. Closing All Stores

Specialty pet food and supplies retailer Pet Valu, Inc. will commence a wind down of its operations due to “severe impact from COVID-19.” Learn more.
Nov
05

Convenience Store Kum & Go Adds New Digital Platform to Communicate With Frontline

Learn how convenience store chain Kum & Go's new digital workplace platform will help its more than 5,000 associates and managers with workforce communications and scheduling.
Nov
05

Marks & Spencer Enters a Collaboration to Enhance Digital Product Development

The transition to 3D imagery has resulted in increased test completion rates and boosted respondents’ comments by 50%, providing richer product feedback to the company’s product development and merchant teams. Learn more.
Nov
04

Walmart Pulling the Plug on Robots

While some retailers are finding a new value in retail robotics during COVID-19, it has been reported that Walmart is pulling the plug on some of its in-store robots. Get the details.
Nov
04

Predictive Menu Boards Coming to Burger King, Popeyes & Tim Hortons

The digital drive-thru menu boards allow for special promotions to be tailored based on previous orders, regional weather patterns, time of day and other factors. 
Nov
03

Eataly Adding Same-Day Delivery in Four U.S. Cities

Italian retail and dining experience company Eataly will offer same-day delivery of food to consumers. Find out where and how the retailer will bring its experience to doorsteps.
Nov
02

rue21 Hires Former HSN President as CEO

Under new leadership, rue21 plans to double down on omnichannel enhancements to create more compelling customer experiences. Find out who is taking the helm of the specialty clothing retailer.
Nov
02

Kohl’s Digital Holiday Playbook Includes Instagram Live and Virtual Pop-Ups

Kohl’s will connect with consumers in new ways this holiday season, including through virtual pop-ups and augmented reality with shoppable features.
Nov
02

Sharp and NEC Form Joint Venture

Sharp Corporation and NEC Corporation have formed a joint venture for B2B visual display solutions.
Nov
02

Pier 1’s Website Resurrected

Pier 1’s website is receiving a second life.
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