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Target Leaning Hard on Retail Tech to Win the Holiday Shopping War

With holiday competition expected to be fierce, the retailer is updating its app, stores and checkout experiences with the hopes of making consumers more comfortable about their ability to retrieve items quickly during the pandemic.

Flexible and Contact-Free: Retail Investment Predictions For 2021

Logistics will win retailers’ investment dollars in 2021, Forrester Research predicts, as they seek to maintain or grow business in a disrupted landscape.

Retail is, by nature, a world defined and powered by its predictable structure and routine. But with store operations limited and revenue streams cut off, retailers are forced to find another way forward.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said it will relaunch its customer loyalty program as myWalgreens in November, as part of its mass personalization efforts. Get the latest on the retailer's technology transformation.

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.

Barnes & Noble confirmed it experienced a cybersecurity attack that resulted in unauthorized and unlawful access to some of its corporate systems.

Bed Bath & Beyond has found buyers for its Christmas Tree Shops, Linen Holdings businesses and several distribution centers as it continues on its turnaround.

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.

Working with influencers might be beneficial, but paying for that privilege represents a significant workload placed on the shoulders of the finance team. Learn how to make it more seamless.

Green, who will also serve on the senior leadership team, was previously president and chief creative officer of the brand and has served as its interim head since March.

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.

Retailers must adopt next-generation retail store architecture to power more digital shopping experiences or they risk getting left behind.

Whether businesses rely on remote workers or gradually bring their employees back into offices and workplaces, safe and contactless time and attendance systems can guarantee solid workforce management while preventing further spread of the coronavirus.

“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.

Think big. Act small. Scale fast: Learn how Ocean Spray is able to do just that by marrying technology with cross-functional leadership.

Walmart is selling its supermarket chain Asda for $8.8 billion and has revealed a new store design it's rolling out this year. Get the latest on the digitally enabled shopping experience and the deal for the UK supermarket chain.

The Home Depot made a series of leadership changes that started near the top with the elevation of Ted Decker to president and COO.

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.

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

Paying with the wave of a hand isn’t just for Sci-Fi movies anymore. Amazon is introducing its Amazon One biometric technology to its Amazon Go stores, allowing shoppers to enter and pay via their palms. Find out how to add the next-gen tech to you own retail stores.

The fleet optimization is being completed as part of its efforts to better meet the needs of today’s new consumer, along with increasing its digital investments and further integrating its digital and physical retail sales channels.

Lindblom will report directly to John Hartmann, COO and president of Buybuy Baby, and will lead the retailer’s enterprise technology transformation.

When the CDC names shopping in crowded stores a high risk activity, you can bet this holiday season is going to be different than normal. Hear how Walmart and Target are planning to adjust to shifting consumer habits this holiday season.

The fulfillment wars continue, with Bed Bath & Beyond bringing same-day delivery to both its stores and Buybuy BABY locations.

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