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Ikea has deployed the product recognition technology, called iCheck, at a store in France, which is integrated into Diebold Nixdorf's DN Series Easy self-checkout solution to automatically identify every product.

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To help elevate the digital coupon experience at Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), marketing technology company Eagle Eye Solutions has partnered with Neptune Retail Solutions (formerly News America Marketing) to deliver highly relevant digital offers to its shoppers based on their preferences and behaviors.

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A combination of cloud and machine learning upgrades saved Walmart millions of dollars last year — but not without implementation hiccups along the way.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill has invested in autonomous delivery company Nuro as part of the firm’s Series C funding round, the restaurant chain announced Thursday (March 25).

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Jet's Pizza is partnering with Michigan-based AI startup Ordr AI to enable customers to text a store using the same local phone number they would use to call in an order.

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Ghost Kitchen Brands is rolling out its hybrid virtual brand/ghost kitchen concept in dozens of Walmart stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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California supermarket chain implements thermal temperature reading and health scanning solution integrated into time and attendance system in all stores

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The Hut Lane is a dedicated pickup lane that will allow customers to place orders online, through their app or on the phone and pick up at the window

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Algonomy today announced that ZALORA, an Asia online fashion and lifestyle store is deploying the Algonomy Hyper-Personalization Suite to drive 1:1 personalized interactions across the customer's digital buying journey.

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Michaels is piloting Instacart deliveries at nearly 100 store locations in Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C., according to a Wednesday press release.

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Port Logistics Group/Whiplash today announced a multi-year logistics contract with Moda Operandi, a major online marketplace for luxury fashion and apparel.

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NCR Corporation has been awarded a new restaurant deal. The company recently won a contract from the California-based JINYA Ramen Bar to enable digital transformations at its 37 locations across North America.

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Coleman Furniture manufactures and sells furniture through its e-commerce site. The company is leveraging the AI-based visual product discovery platform from Syte to automatically create personalized customer journeys.

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Brinker International’s It’s Just Wings virtual brand is partnering with Google to allow customers to order pick-up from their nearby Chili’s restaurants using Google Search and Google Maps.

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Coop Värmland, a Swedish grocery retailer, has driven significant improvements to streamline their assortment change processes and maximize profits when phasing out items through their partnership with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions.

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WatchGuard Technologies released its Internet Security Report for Q4 2020. The report includes exciting new insights based on endpoint threat intelligence following WatchGuard’s acquisition of Panda Security in June 2020.

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Restaurant Revolution Technologies officially announced its partnership with the restaurant brand, Long John Silver’s, to create and launch Order One Maverick, Revolution’s innovative online and mobile ordering product of the burgeoning Order One platform.

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Samsung Electronics has partnered with drone company Manna to facilitate a contactless delivery service for its Irish customers.

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Biti’s, the Vietnamese footwear brand, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

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Iconic Canadian menswear brand will leverage the Qualtrics XM Platform to digitize and scale its retail model and deliver more targeted and personalized experiences to shoppers and employees across the business

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Luxury online fashion retailer Mytheresa has improved add-to-cart and conversion rates as well as reduced mobile bounce rates and increased newsletter signups in China following the deployment of the Kibo unified commerce solution.

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Artisan homeware business Bloomist has deployed the combination of Brightpearl’s digital operations platform and Shopify Plus for the next stage of its e-commerce journey.

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Food delivery app DoorDash is accusing software company Olo of breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and concealment, according to documents filed with the New York State Supreme Court.

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Hudson is offering 24/7, contactless shopping for hurried airport shoppers.

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Walgreens today announced an agreement with InComm Payments, a leading global payments technology company, to provide convenient and accessible financial services options for its customers.

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Albertsons Cos. has entered a sweeping partnership with online technology and services giant Google to create a more interactive and convenient shopping experience.

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Shiji Group has recently announced that UK-based Atlas Hotels has selected its Infrasys Cloud POS solution for all 50 hotel properties the company operates under IHG Hotels & Resorts.

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Spanish pharmaceuticals distribution company, Cofares, has rolled out a new distributed order management platform from Fluent Commerce with consulting firm VISEO Iberia.

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Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo has partnered with Medallia to improve the customer experience across its international network of ecommerce sitesand 654 physical stores.

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Tesco is working on an epic project involving Google’s local inventory ads feature.

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Edeka Handelsgesellschaft Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thueringen mbH, a German food retailer, selected Pyramid Computer to develop a customized self-checkout kiosk that is space-saving, service-friendly and has a unique design, according to a press release.

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Plant-based pizza venture, One Planet Pizza, has announced a new drone delivery service.

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“As grocers, we have experienced more change in the past year than we have in the last 50 years,” says Deana Percassi, director of public relations for Wegmans,

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H Mart has partnered with AutoStore, the Norwegian robotics technology company, in collaboration with Bastian Solutions, to introduce a fully automated micro-fulfillment center to support H Mart’s online grocery operations in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

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The Mandarin Oriental has deployed a cloud POS system across its 10 outlets, including restaurants, in-room dining and the pool facility.

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Perfect Corp. partners with Mineral Fusion, for the launch of YouCam for Web virtual try-on experience on MineralFusion.com.

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Kenshoo today announces a significant expansion of its retail media reach, providing access to seven new national retailers including Shipt, Macy's, Ulta, Meijer, CVS, Staples, and FreshDirect with more to follow later this year.

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