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Homebase, the home and garden experts, has selected RELEX, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to automate and optimise its supply chain processes.

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UniDoc Health, a Canada based provider of a health care kiosk, has partnered with OnPharm-United, an Ontario organization of independent pharmacies, to test its virtual care technology in three pharmacies, according to a press release.

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Town & Country Markets is partnering with local adventure travel company PacWesty to offer its online shoppers an all-electric, zero-emissions grocery delivery service.

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As Amazon looks to minimize Walmart’s 9-to-1 lead in grocery, the eCommerce giant is pushing its direct-to-consumer (D2C) food and drink subscription offerings.

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Tanger Outlets is partnering with Volta Inc., an electric vehicle charging provider, to install Volta charging stations at Tanger locations in nine U.S. markets, according to a press release.

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Aloha Poke Co. has created a white-label app powered by Paytronix Systems Inc. to host its loyalty, order and delivery capabilities.

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FedEx Express will test middle mile autonomous drone delivery through a partnership with Elroy Air as the delivery giant looks to improve operational productivity, efficiency and safety, the companies announced Wednesday.

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All retail, pro shop, and spa transactions are processed in Maestro with inventory managed by Yellow Dog via a centralized platform; Maestro is Yellow Dog’s first and only PMS partner

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The department store retailer said it plans to open a new fulfillment center in China Grove, N.C., in 2024 to meet the growing demands of its omnichannel business. Macy’s will invest approximately $584 million in the 1.4 million-sq.-ft. facility, which will feature automated direct-to-consumer fulfillment capacity and employ nearly 2,800 workers when fully operational.

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Sportsman Boats and Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, U.S.A. announced a new multi-year exclusive financing agreement. Beginning July 1, 2022, Yamaha Financial Services will become the exclusive dealer inventory finance and retail finance provider for Sportsman Boats.

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Walmart intends to create multiple new channels for its advertisers to directly engage with its customers.

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Hawaiian chain taps Symphony RetailAI for marketing, merchandising, supply-chain solutions

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Unilever has partnered with Perch to launch an in-store product engagement platform at Giant Food supermarkets in the Washington DC area.

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Walmart will require suppliers to tag products including household items, hardware, and toys with RFID tags from September 2022, while Nordstrom will follow suit with clothing, shoes, and baby equipment.

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What are the top traits of retailers that get personalization right? It seems the answer is a strong utilization of data-driven personalization and a truly integrated online and in-store experience.

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Conn’s HomePlus is leveraging vendor-managed inventory (VMI) technology to ensure products are available for delivery the day after a customer order.

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The specialty retailer of storage/organization solutions and custom closets is introducing a new mobile app, designed to make it easier for customers to shop, check an order status, get updates from the retailer, and find suggestions on organizing projects and tips. The Container Store says that user behavior and feedback will help drive the evolution of the app.

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IM Properties has partnered with Parcel Pending to launch the Premier Parcel secure delivery locker concept for residential deliveries. The service will be powered by Premier Parcel, a new company owned by IM Properties, with the lockers located next door to Sendik’s at The Corners of Brookfield, a mixed-use facility in Brookfield, Wis. that combines retail, restaurant, residential and entertainment offerings.

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The Kroger Dallas Division is introducing Kroger Restaurant Supply exclusively in the Greater Dallas metro area. Kroger Restaurant Supply is designed to offer an alternative to ordering in large quantities that have variable pricing and require deliveries on a set schedule.

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Wing this morning announced that it is adding Texas to its list of drone delivery markets. On April 7, the Alphabet-owned operation will be arriving in Frisco and Little Elm, a pair of towns in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The primary partner is Walgreens, where drones will be picking up health and wellness products.

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Global mobile app platform provider poq today announces Arena Flowers, one of the most successful flower businesses in Europe, has launched new iOS and Android native mobile apps using poq's composable commerce stack.

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Deployment of Openbravo's POS solution has been completed in the 280 branch centers of the French network of Norauto, the European leader in automotive repair and maintenance services. Franchisees are currently in the process of deployment.

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Zenoss Inc. today announced Scrubs & Beyond (S&B), the largest supplier of health care apparel in the United States, has chosen ADCom Solutions to provide managed IT services powered by Zenoss.

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Jumping into the shopper rewards arena, The Fresh Market tapped Inmar Intelligence’s Incentive Management Platform to power its first-ever customer loyalty program.

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L’Oréal Group’s tech incubator has partnered up with neuroscience company Emotiv to help customers find the best fragrance based on their own desires.

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Working closely with the Auburn University RFID Lab, the quick-service retailer is running the RFID pilot at its Chicago distribution center and approximately 200 restaurants in the greater Chicago area. Chipotle is specifically leveraging RFID case labels to track ingredients from suppliers to restaurants via serialization.

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eGrowcery announces a partnership with DoorDash Drive, DoorDash's white label fulfillment platform that powers direct delivery for businesses, to provide supermarkets with access to an expansive delivery fleet and a flexible delivery solution directly from the eCommerce experience.

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GPM Investments LLC has expanded its DoorDash partnership to an additional 286 stores.

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Emplifi reports that online retailer Orbit Baby has selected its ShopStream by Go Instore solution.

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Mary Melvin, Director of Restaurant Technology for Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants is spearheading the Tampa, Florida-based QSR’s use of AI in the drive-thru, including an AI-based voice assistant that is designed to create a seamless ordering experience for guests.

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VMware reports that Carrefour France has achieved a milestone in its goal to move 50% of its applications to the public cloud by 2022.

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The discount giant is making a multi-million-dollar investment in high-tech automation for its regional distribution center (RDC) in Menomonie, Wis. The investment is part of a broader initiative the retailer announced in July 2021 to renovate 25 of its 42 regional distribution centers with automated technology.

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Worldline has deployed its Scan & Go solution in nine Carrefour Proximité convenience stores.

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Technology developed by Walmart helped the retail giant identify and freeze nearly $4 million in gift cards that had been bought by thousands of primarily elderly victims at the direction of con artists who duped them.

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The community surrounding West University can now have their favorite Rustika Café and Bakery menu items delivered by Coco – a human operated, zero-emissions robot delivery service!

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S&G Stores developed Real Deal Rewards with its loyalty provider Paytronix. “Partnering with Paytronix gave us some more capabilities that we didn’t have with our previous [program]."

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The Vitamin Shoppe is broadening its online product assortment through a new partnership with dropship and marketplace platform Logicbroker.

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Amazon Prime customers in the U.S. who use newer-generation, Alexa voice-enabled Echo smart speakers can now be proactively notified up to 24 hours in advance of a deal becoming available for an eligible item on their wish list, in their shopping cart, or that they have saved for later purchase.

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Harris Reed, a British-American fashion designer, has teamed up with buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) service Klarna in a new competition to find emerging talent in fashion.

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Loop Neighborhood has teamed up with auto app Way.com to power the drive-through car wash experience at multiple Loop convenience store locations throughout California. The partnership officially commenced in January.

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InPost UK has announced fashion retailer REVOLVE as an Instant Returns partner.

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