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Some new features include a hot meals-to-go counter called Hot Kitchen, a Health hub with a digital assistant for customer support and special health-focused merchandising displays, and enhanced in-store purchase and pick-up services for electronics and big purchase items.

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The discount grocer implemented the Grabandgo checkout-free solution to an existing store in Chicago suburb Aurora, Ill. without needing to make any changes to the store’s planogram or product displays.

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Fluid Commerce has announced the launch of a newly redesigned website for StovesAreUs, leveraging Hyvä Themes on the Magento platform.

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Quadient has announced a new partnership with Homebase, a UK home improvement retailer.

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Amid shifting trends, uncertain supply chains and margin-decimating markdowns, inventory planning and allocation has never been more challenging. AI, however, can sharpen inventory planning and save money—if applied correctly.

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Musti Group is deepening their collaboration with RELEX Solutions. Musti is now implementing RELEX space and assortment, workload forecasting, and capacity optimization capabilities to further enhance their retail planning and supply chain planning processes.

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Retail space planning specialist CADS says that it has transformed Mexican grocery retailer and wholesaler Grupo Merza’s store planning process with its StoreSpace software.

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Known as KIM (Knowledge & Insight Management), Heineken’s cloud-based platform marries internal and select external data with AI to capture and analyze consumer data; in expanding its relationship with Stravito, the new genAI capabilities are designed to let employees ask conversational questions and receive information more quickly.

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Morrisons Media Group (MMG) is introducing new retail media opportunities in a bid to further connect Morrisons customers with their favourite brands.

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The company is tapping into athlete data to inform product development and is optimizing design through computational tech.

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Gopuff has announced the launch of Powered by Gopuff, a logistics and technology platform that, according to the quick commerce big hitter, enables brands to offer affordable delivery from their owned and operated online stores in as fast as 15 minutes.

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Oracle OPERA Cloud PMS brings security, analytics, and a library of hospitality integrations to owned and managed locations

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True Classic is utilizing AI-based post-purchase software managed by ParcelLab to help ensure satisfaction with order fulfillment, especially for international customers.

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In a Calgary warehouse almost as big as eight football fields, an army of robots whir about, carrying massive quantities of merchandise bound for Walmart Canada customers.

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Follett Higher Education, the largest campus retailer in North Americais, partnering with GK Software to create state-of-the-art, frictionless shopping experiences across of all its stores and pop-up shops.

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The CPG is using enhanced datasets within procurement to develop models that identify the cost gap in ingredients and packaging materials.

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IHG Hotels & Resorts and Google Cloud, today announced an expanded partnership that will fuel new customer experiences within the IHG One Rewards mobile app.

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PLUS Retail, the third largest service supermarket organisation in the Netherlands, has gone live with a new e-commerce platform.

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RELEX Solutions, provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions and MediaMarkt Saturn Retail Group (MediaMarktSaturn), Europe’s leading retail company for consumer electronics and related services, have extended their collaboration.

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PopID and Steak n Shake announced that all Steak n Shake locations in the United States now accept PopID Check In (to review favorite orders and loyalty points) and PopPay for checkout.

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Walmart is deploying 19 autonomous forklifts across four high-tech distribution centers.

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Walmart will install a Swisslog automation solution at the milk hub with the goal of enabling seamless material flow and increasing uptime. It will be the third Walmart milk processing facility to deploy the Swisslog automated storage and retrieval solution (ASRS) featuring SynQ software and Vectura cranes.

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The world's biggest retailer, Walmart, is looking to change the nature of shopping as we know it. But by harnessing the power of AI at its Intelligent Retail Lab (IRL), Walmart isn't seeking to replicate the Amazon Go experience.

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Bloomreach today announced it has expanded its relationship with Boohoo Group. Already a customer of Bloomreach’s omnichannel marketing automation with built-in CDP capabilities, Boohoo will now introduce AI-powered search and merchandising from Bloomreach across a number of its brands.

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Walmart, which in 2020 began requiring that its apparel suppliers add RFID tags to the items they deliver to the retailer. Attaching an RFID tag encoded with item-specific information to a product gives it a “digital twin”—each physical item is linked to its digital record in the cloud —that can deliver real-time insights into the status of every tagged item from source to sale.

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Heritage Grocers Group, a group of Hispanic-focused grocery chains, has added a new tool to its tech arsenal with the adoption of RSA America’s AI-powered Autopilot technology.

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Swedish grocery retailer, ICA, has partnered with Cleveron, a specialist in robotics-based parcel handover solutions.

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The billboards, devoid of any logos or images, utilize strategically placed vents to release the aroma of McDonald's French fries within a 5-meter radius.

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Market Pay is proud to announce its collaboration with REMA 1000, a renowned Norwegian grocery retailer, to deploy its cutting-edge in-store payment solution across more than 1000 stores, through its Pay on Site solution.

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As consumers demand more frictionless experiences from their eCommerce merchants, Rent the Runway is seeing its digital rethink drive higher retention.

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Decathlon UK has announced Fifty as its media agency partner in a deal that will see the sports retailer utilise AI powered audience insights technology.

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OXXO LATAM today announced they have selected RELEX Solutions to enhance their retail operations in Latin America.

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Stripe has launched a payments partnership with retail group URBN. The collaboration is designed to offer a more consistent checkout experience for customers making online and in-person payments at retailers including Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People and FP Movement.

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Global fashion wholesaler and retailer TBInternational is elevating its inventory planning, implementing AI-powered demand forecasting and operations.

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Revel Systems announced that Black Rock Coffee Bar has successfully implemented Revel at more than 130 locations, with plans to rapidly expand nationwide.

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Unilever is shoring up its supply chain infrastructure within some emerging markets, leveraging technologies like artificial intelligence to remain resilient and help scale-up promising growth brands and areas.

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MediaMarktSaturn is now expanding its use of RELEX tech to include advanced planning and analysis capabilities.

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Today, Google Cloud and The Home Depot announced an extension of their multi-year relationship that will help the world's largest home improvement retailer accelerate its technology strategy and help customers complete their home improvement projects more efficiently and affordably.

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While Generative AI has sparked great excitement, a form of artificial intelligence called Causal AI might offer much greater potential. Causal AI offers the tantalizing promise of being able to unravel the intricate web of cause-and-effect relationships that govern business operations.

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The New Jersey Devils, Prudential Center, and Verizon have announced a multi-year extension of their partnership.

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Jack in the Box Inc. has partnered with Qu to modernize its Jack in the Box and Del Taco restaurants with a cloud-based unified commerce platform. This technology aims to increase digital sales, improve efficiency and enhance the customer experience across all ordering channels.

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

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Metro and the Too Good To Go app are partnering to help Quebec shoppers save on groceries while also reducing food waste.

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Podfather fleet logistics software is being used by a UK-based fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler for its delivery service to restaurants, hotels and caterers nationwide.

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Technology evangelists perpetually proclaim the next wave of retail disruption. But do retailers need more disruption? Hasn’t Covid, the fall of malls, and the proliferation of new marketplaces been enough? Rather than instilling even more anxiety about keeping up with disruption, 2024 offers an opportunity to weave tech innovations together to optimize operations and deliver personalized shopping experiences.

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