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Artificial intelligence-powered smart carts are rolling out in Big Apple supermarkets — and they do practically everything except cook the food.

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A federal program enables some locations of participating fast-casual restaurant chains to accept electronic benefit transfer (EBT) as payment for prepared hot food.

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Best Buy Co Inc. and Microsoft are teaming up to encourage sustainable tablet shopping and youth recycling.

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These data leaders agree that GenAI is a massively impactful technology, one that will change every aspect of life as the internet did. The advantage will go to those who are not limited by the constraints of how we use technology and data to affect how we work, learn, and collaborate today.

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Henkel will pilot generative AI solutions trained on its own assets to create personalized marketing content at scale that’s both brand- and commercial-safe.

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Canadian pet retailer to modernize merchandising systems with AI automation and data-driven insight.

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AiFi has partnered with GS Draft System Solutions to launch a frictionless shopping Michelob Ultra Grill Market at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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Corsica Technologies has released an illuminating study that sheds light on the current landscape of technology outsourcing in midmarket companies. Conducted by IHL Group, a renowned market research firm, the study delves deep into the challenges faced by midmarket organizations and the strategic solutions they deploy to meet their technology needs.

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Target is reportedly adding camera-based systems to its self-checkout registers to deter theft. The new technology detects items on scanners, alerts the shopper if an item is not scanned, and helps the company track the shopper if they fail to scan items even after being notified.

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ParTech, Inc. announces the selection of PAR Data Central’s as the exclusive Enterprise Food Management Solution provider for Love’s Travel Stops extensive network.

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Tapos cinema PoS is preparing to install its 4th top 50 US circuit, VIP Cinemas.

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First, Walmart sells more groceries in physical stores than any other retailer in the United States. Second, Walmart sells more groceries online than any other retailer in the United States.

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Craveworthy Brands, which owns multiple restaurant brands, including Genghis Grill, is partnering with Budderfly to drive down energy consumption at its corporate and franchise-owned restaurants.

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Mercedes Benz Stadium is now operating a frictionless store called the Michelob Ultra Grill in partnership with GS Draft System Solutions.

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Verdant Technologies says is partnering with Sobeys Inc. to expand the adoption of its HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain.

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Comcast Business announced that it is providing Seaport Stays – a collection of boutique hotels and long-term rental properties owned by BG Capital in North Wildwood, New Jersey – with several technology solutions, including Ethernet Dedicated Internet, plus Comcast Business Internet and X1 for Hospitality.

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Hotel Equities, a hotel management firm with a growing portfolio of nearly 300 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S. and Canada, has selected Oracle NetSuite to support its vision to deliver a comprehensive ERP.

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Both restaurant brands are looking to leverage a foundational investment in Fourtop's data infrastructure to drive improvement across business functions and fight back against some challenges that are threatening the future of the restaurant industry.

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Best Buy Co. Inc. is partnering with Google Cloud and Accenture to use generative AI for personalized customer support at scale.

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As Beard Club seeks to evolve from DTC darling to omnichannel stalwart, the company is bullish on the consumer insights diamonds it can mine in partnership with its newest customer: Target.

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Amazon’s more recent AI experiments run the gamut from — personalized size recommendations, to review highlights, to supply chain optimization and expanding their sellers’ ecosystem through the optimization of third-party listings.

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Consumer goods brand West Elm, owned by Williams-Sonoma, Inc., has launched a new mobile app for iOS devices.

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In releasing its annual supply chain technology trends — yes, AI, but more than just AI — Gartner indicates it will be the companies that connect the dots between the trends that will be the most successful.

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The alcohol beverage distributor, which recently hired a new chief technology officer, is partnering with Symbotic to deploy its robotics warehouse automation systems and technology in several distribution centers.

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Anthropics Technology has announced a trial of its AI powered virtual try-on technology Zyler with Moss, a UK retailer of men’s formalwear.

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Sampson Bladen Oil Co. dba Han-Dee Hugo's chose the Liquid Barcodes as its new comprehensive, full-service provider.

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Urban Value Corner Store is teaming up with Juxta, a venture by Vontier Corp., to pioneer its autonomous micro market strategy within luxury apartment communities.

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BP debuts new digital, fuel and community-oriented initiatives to members of the BP Amoco Marketers Association.

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Reece Group, a seller of plumbing and bathroom supplies, has stood up a “next-generation data platform” to enable secure and controlled self-service access to data by different departments and teams.

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SML RFID announced that it has been appointed by leading Middle East retail conglomerate Landmark Group as its strategic partner to deploy item-level RFID solutions in its 600+ stores and 10 distribution centers across the MENA region.

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The Vitamin Shoppe has launched a new partnership with Uber Eats to expand its same-day delivery capabilities. Consumers will be able to order from approximately 700 Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements locations across the U.S. using the Uber Eats app.

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Tokyo, Japan-based sizing technology specialist, Makip, has announced its first UK customer, independent fashion brand, Batch LDN.

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Intergamma, a Dutch owner of two hardware store chains, Gamma and Karwei, is testing out a robot that interacts with electronic shelf labels and taps AI to analyse shelf inventories.

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Alcoholic beverage distributor Southern Glazer’s has created an Enterprise Data Center of Excellence (CoE) that will help the organization better leverage analytics, AI, and data. The company recently appointed leaders to head up the effort.

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Sizekick, a startup specialising in AI driven size recommendations for online fashion retail, has announced a partnership with STRONGER, an activewear brand based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Universal Store Holdings is to deploy NewStore’s Omnichannel PoS solution across the company’s retail banners in Australia.

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Retailers in March focused technology efforts in areas including artificial intelligence (AI) and social media.

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Solo Stove and Blue Bottle are two companies unlocking another avenue for consumer insights. The two companies have entered a 30-day pilot relationship with Chase for its new Chase Media Solutions retail media network.

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Tractor Supply Company isn’t waiting for the next tech shoe to drop; it’s looking ahead to establish a strong IT architecture that will support both today's and tomorrow’s leading advancements.

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Original ChopShop is opening this summer in Tucson and will test digital menu boards. The store features a pick-up window and self-ordering kiosks and is the Scottsdale-based chain's first store designed and built from the ground up.

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