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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about the Supply Network and Merchandising, including marketing, fulfillment, enterprise resource management, order management, inventory management, and more.

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.

Walmart Enters the Resale Market

Walmart is making its first foray into the resale market. Find out how the world’s largest retailer hopes to appeal to budget conscious shoppers at a time when U.S. personal spending has seen the largest decline on record.

While many retailers have scaled back their 2020 store opening plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dollar Tree and Dollar General reaffirmed their commitment to open hundreds of stores. Get the details and learn about the retail tech they are employing to drive contactless service.

One thing that’s as true now as always is that continuing to improve efficiency across the retail operation is crucial and requires the most up-to-date software, hardware and devices. 

BJ’s digital investments are paying off during the coronavirus pandemic. Now the retailer is leaning into membership investments, upgrading its acquisition tools and integrating membership, marketing and analytics capabilities. Learn more.

Grocers have found innovative ways to continue to serve customers while complying with federal and state safety mandates, but on-the-fly efforts can only get grocers so far. Hear from a panel of experts as they discuss the critical technology grocers should invest in to thrive in this challenging and evolving environment.

RIS’ fourth annual “Influentials: Top Movers and Shakers in Retail” honors the remarkable leaders of 2020, developing cutting-edge technology and shaping the future of the industry. Here RIS uncovers the keys to their success and the technological innovations they have helped bring to the market.

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

Like Walmart, Target’s omnichannel capabilities were put to the test during Q1, and it passed with flying colors thanks to an ability to leverage its store fleet.

Walmart aced the omnichannel test during its first quarter, leveraging its store fleet to reach consumers in its stores and online.

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.

Supply and retail companies continue to deliver, but there’s no doubt the supply chain is feeling the strain. To keep up, something needs to change. 

Curbside, zero-contact bike repair, virtual outfitting and more are coming as REI announces its store reopening plans. Find out what REI stores will look like going forward.

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