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Smart retail player MissFresh has partnered with Tencent to bolster its Retail Cloud services and ensure that its retail partners will be able to jumpstart their online business and operate more efficiently to cater to a more demanding customer base.

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To find out more about the company’s approach to data, its partnerships, and why it chose build over buy for its machine learning technologies, we chatted with Tristan Burns, Pizza Hut’s global head of analytics.

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The pet supplies, services and wellness retailer is partnering with Klarna to offer the company’s “pay in 4” solution across Petco's nearly 1,500 stores nationwide, and the Klarna app.

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SPAR International has partnered with Naveo Commerce to roll-out a customisable e-commerce solution to SPAR country organisations and retailers.

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Seattle-based Alaska Airlines – the fifth largest airline in the United States, which serves more than 120 destinations in the US, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica – changed its digital advertising strategy and media mix last year in part to reach those younger travelers, Bowman said.

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Dollarama is becoming Instacart’s first extreme value discount retail partner in Canada.

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GrocerKey was selected by Stew Leonard's, to launch a branded eCommerce platform customized to the unique requirements of its catering business and customers.

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Where barcodes fall short, other technologies like RFID, image recognition and Amazon’s Just Walk Out, a combination of computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning technologies that allows shoppers to walk out of a store with their goods without waiting in lines, going to a cashier or interacting with store employees, are picking up the slack.

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The country’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with ghost kitchen startup Kitchen United to provide customers freshly prepared restaurant food for takeout or delivery in select Kroger locations.

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Leading CPG companies Kellogg Co. and General Mills are testing the direct-to-consumer e-commerce waters with well-known product lines.

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CIO Francesco Tinto steered through the pandemic to a new SAP system, and recently completed his stay at Microsoft’s Azure

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Fuse has partnered with Joules to provide a central hub for employee learning, culture and community.

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Ambassador Cruise Line has agreed a new partnership with Paysafe. The agreement sees Paysafe provide Ambassador Cruise Line with a payment gateway and acquiring service in order to process payments for guests’ cruise purchases.

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The Canadian women’s fashion retailer realizes a 25% increase in sales after implementing new technology for managing orders across channels.

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ParTech, Inc. has announced that Mr. Pickle’s, a 47-unit chain based in California, has selected PAR Payment Services as its payment processing platform across its network of stores.

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A leading cosmetics brand is deploying SAP cloud technology to support continued growth in its burgeoning e-commerce sales channel.

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Celerant Technology has announced a new partnership and integration with General Pet Supply. The integration provides access to General Pet’s catalog, and allows retailers to import products into the point of sale with no manual entry, and automatically order inventory– enabling retailers to save time and keep shelves stocked more efficiently, so they can spend more time servicing customers.

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This restaurant group with 15 different concepts and 34 locations has streamlined how it tracks and responds to customer reviews and manages its SEO.

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The buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Klarna announced a new partnership with YOOX NET-A-PORTER, the online luxury and fashion brand.

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Untuckit is deploying new technology to help its store associates do their job more effectively, driving sales in the process.

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Venzee Technologies Inc., the leading Artificial Intelligence Platform for Product Data, announced today a new partnership with a major US-based specialty retailer serving the furniture and homeware market.

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The mission — to replicate the store experience online. A short sentence but a tall order for most online retailers, and even more so for those in high-touch sectors like furniture. In the case of Coleman Furniture, which has no brick-and-mortar presence, that need is even more pressing. The solution — one of them at least — has been visual search.

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Mobility CG has partnered with Church’s Chicken to provide carrier-connected devices to its restaurants in the U.S. and internationally as part of an initiative to improve operations and increase efficiency.

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The tween and teen accessories retailer has expanded its partnership with Intalytics to include analytics in support of driving new store growth in Europe. Intalytics will develop customized sales forecasting models that will serve as the foundation for identifying new store deployment opportunities across the continent.

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Revel Systems today announced that its Revel Enterprise offering has been selected by the industry leader in Nashville Hot Chicken, Dave's Hot Chicken, as part of a competitive bid.

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Australian food manufacturer Staughton Group has tapped DXC Technology to deploy Oracle JD Edwards enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to modernise its systems.

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sudden 8.5% decline in adoption of mobile POS systems, but implementation will accelerate in the next four years. By 2025, the mPOS installed base will grow by 20%, according to an IHL Group projection.

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AMC Entertainment is getting on the bitcoin bandwagon and will accept the cryptocurrency for the online payment of movie theater tickets and concession snacks.

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Revionics, an Aptos Company, today announced that Northern Tool + Equipment has selected Revionics’ intelligent pricing platform. Specifically, Northern Tool + Equipment will deploy Revionics’ AI-powered solutions for Pricing Optimization, Promotions, Markdowns and Competitive Intelligence.

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French fashion retailer, The Kooples, says that it has increased employee engagement, utilising frontline staff expertise to inform product design, and exceeded compliance and customer satisfaction targets in partnership with Yoobic.

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Urban Value Corner Store is following in the (robotic) footsteps of some major retailers with an upcoming robotic delivery pilot.

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The made-to-measure menswear retailer implemented Klarna’s flexible payments solution, which allows customers to split their purchases into four, interest-free payments over time, while Indochino is paid upfront and in full.

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Not only has Lowe’s tech investments served it well during today’s topsy-turvy consumer demand shifts, but they’ve also elevated it to what could be the best possible perch as retail confronts yet another round of disruption.

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Kibo today announced that global fashion retailer New Look has selected Kibo Personalization to scale its testing and personalisation programme.

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Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should hit yet another record in August as consumer demand continues to stretch supply chains and retailers shift from the back-to-school season to the peak shipping season for winter holiday merchandise, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Tyson Foods will increase investments in technology and automation, including artificial intelligence, as it manages the labor and capacity issues challenging much of the consumer goods industry.

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Lockdown, shopping by appointment, or click-and-collect – carefree shopping has been unthinkable over the last year. Lifestyle brand Butlers is among those who, despite the pandemic, improved their shopping experience through the use of digital technology.

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SpinCar and CarGurus, Inc. announced today a strategic partnership that brings interactive 360° WalkArounds to the nearly 33 million vehicle shoppers visiting cargurus.com each month.

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Hudson today revealed its plans for Evolve by Hudson (Evolve), a new shop-in-shop store that will blend a specialty brand experience with the accessibility of travel essentials to create an immersive, customer-centric shopping destination.

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Russian consumer electronics retailer, M.Video-Eldorado Group, has rolled out an artificial intelligence powered in-store video analytics solution.

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Perfitly, a VR/AR and AI powered virtual fitting room solution for online retailers, has partnered with Otero Menswear, a brand catering to men with heights between 5’4” – 5’10”.

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Asian health and beauty brand, Watsons, has launched its artificial intelligence powered Foundation Finder tool in its mobile app for Watsons Hong Kong and Malaysia customers.

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IRI SalesOut has announced a partnership with pub retailer and brewer Greene King.

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Resorts World Las Vegas has selected Casino Cash Trac's exclusive cage operations and revenue audit solution, Casino Insight, according to a press release.

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Lidl is set to launch new scan-as-you-shop technology allowing customers to scan and pay for items using their smartphones.

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The add-on DoubleDash service is available at select c-store locations, including 7-Eleven, Wawa and QuickChek.

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The drug store chain is partnering with Shipt to bring same-day delivery across Rite Aid’s retail footprint, which extends across 17 states. Customers can order from more than 2,000 Rite Aid locations through the Shipt marketplace, with delivery to their door in as soon as one hour. The rollout follows a successful pilot.

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Patronix Systems Inc. has partnered with restaurant management group KC Hopps to deploy its Order and Delivery service to two takeout-only locations of Stroud's Express.

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With data coming from on-premises and cloud sources and spanning legacy systems, databases and even flat files, City Furniture faced problems bringing all its data together.

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