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A collection of our latest news articles covering everything from customer experience and retail technology trends to best practices and digital transformation. 

Target's Latest In-Store Concept

Target is enhancing its Apple shopping experiences beginning this month, with upgrades coming to both stores and online.

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Macy’s said it expects approximately $10 billion in sales from its digital channels by 2023. Uncover what the retailer is investing in this year to support these goals.

Fry’s Electronics quietly ended nearly four decades in business when it shut all 31 stores overnight. Get the details.

Urban Outfitters has successfully bolstered ongoing customer engagement and sales during COVID-19 through virtual customer experiences. Learn how.

The pandemic lit a fire under retailers to expand the use of robotics, but COVID-19 is not the only accelerant. Advancements in AI, computer vision and sensing systems are also boosting bots. The age of COVID-19 put a premium on processes that protect customers and associates.

Uncover what Meijer's fourth small format store will offer and how it's packing the shelves with hyperlocal merchandise.

Nail brand Essie is teaming with L’Oreal’s ModiFace to bring virtual try-on nail salon services to consumers, and will include QR codes at select retailers so they can try on colors before buying in-store.

Grocery chain Kroger is the latest retailer to suffer a data breach. Learn how it is among the victims of a breach involving third-party vendor Accellion’s file-transfer service.

Here are the things retailers be on the lookout for about contactless payments.

Sam’s Club has developed an automated, completely touchless health screening kiosk for its associates to enable safer COVID-19 screening procedures. Uncover its process for creating the tech in-house.

Mnemonic and code length can help consumers more easily remember short codes than URLs and email addresses. Those advantages also increase the effectiveness and ROI of other marketing and advertising.

Majid Al Futtaim, owner and operator of the Carrefour franchise in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has joined IBM Food Trust, a blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry. Learn how Carrefour will become the first retailer in the region to offer new levels of transparency to its customers.

Premium custom clothing retailer Knot Standard has introduced a fully-virtual showroom experience for new and existing customers. Learn how it's allowing the retailer to personalize the digital shopping experience.

Walmart is forging forward with a nearly $14 billion investment enabling it to “build a business model that will define the next generation of retail.” Uncover the mega-retailer's plans and what experts think.

Macy’s hopes the new SVP, enterprise data & analytics, will help the retailer stand up a best-in-class data and analytics center of excellence. Uncover which former BlackLocus executive, an innovative subsidiary within The Home Depot, will take on the challenge.

CVS Health is investing more in its digital capabilities as it tries to make the “seamless connection” across the consumer experience and capture new customers for the long term via vaccine appointments. Learn more.

Even in the face of a year of challenges, some retailers are still garnering recommendations from their valued employees. Discover the best large and mid-sized American retailers to work for according to the boots on the ground.

Meeting today’s new consumer can take many avenues in today’s retail landscape, and for David’s Bridal, this has translated to a heavier emphasis on the use of 3D and augmented reality.

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