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Beauty tech solutions provider Perfect Corp. announced a partnership with Avon México that will integrate augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) through facial analysis technology in its YouCam Makeup app for more personalized consumer shopping experiences.

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United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has upped its relationship with RangeMe to facilitate purchase orders directly on UNFI’s Easy Options platform through RangeMe. The companies have been working together for the last four years.

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Jollibee Foods Corp. has deployed digital hazard-analysis-critical-control-point and temperature monitoring solutions from Digi International's SmartSense line of products.

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The Main Squeeze app features contactless payment and uses geo-fencing technology for both in-store and curbside pickup options.

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Amazon is taking a big step into physical retail with plans to open several large, brick-and-mortar stores reminiscent of department stores.

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Missfresh Ltd., a Chinese fresh food e-commerce and physical retail chain, recently deployed vending machines at more than 5,000 businesses in Beijing, such as offices, movie theaters, wedding studios and entertainment venues, according to a press release.

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Fazoli’s has streamlined the process of identifying allergens in menu items, making it easier for all guests to easily and confidently select appropriate menu items, with the help of its new technology partner CertiStar.

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Following the introduction of Simbe Robotics’ autonomous robot Tally in select stores, Schnuck Markets has announced a multi-year, full scale roll-out at 111 locations across the US.

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Albertsons Cos. has begun piloting an Instacart-powered online grocery pickup service in six major cities.

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The Very Group, operator of online retailers Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has extended the next day delivery cut off for customer orders from 7pm to 10pm, thanks to automated technology at Skygate, its East Midlands fulfilment centre.

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The Save Mart Companies is moving to unlock new revenue opportunities and increased digital experiences for its customers across all 202 stores, under the banners of Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx.

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Walmart is rolling out a new, white-label, last-mile delivery service in the U.S. to help other retailers secure local transport needs and meet their customers’ delivery demands.

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Today, Oracle MICROS Simphony Point-of-Sale (POS) is helping Corporativo GES to remotely manage its entire business on one system.

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The self-service kiosk allows customers to receive an instant price quote on an item they want to sell using the company’s Clair by Rebag pricing tool.

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More than half of Rue 21’s Black and Hispanic GenZ customers intend to spend more on clothing — nearly 20% more — this year than last, when compared to white customers.

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Q2 sales through Drive Up have increased by nearly $1.4 billion over the last two years as Target keeps improving the curbside pickup service. Learn what technology enhancements it’s rolling out currently and what it would like to add in the future.

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800 Degrees Pizza will offer consumers a fully automated culinary experience under an agreement with Piestro, a provider of a robotic pizza machine, according to a press release.

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Last-mile delivery robots are coming to Dallas through a partnership of local convenience retailer Urban Value Corner Store, e-commerce provider Vroom Delivery and delivery robot operator Tortoise.

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Tire retailer Discount Tire and connected car API company Motorq have rolled out a connected vehicle platform to Discount Tire’s fleet customers that will analyze live data streamed from the connected cars, giving them insights about their fleets that will allow drivers to make better decisions.

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Seven-Eleven Japan Co plans to expand its delivery service to almost all of its 20,000 stores across Japan by fiscal 2025, bringing products to customers' homes in as little as 30 minutes after receiving an order via the internet, a company source said Tuesday.

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For every business, a wave of new Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns can bring significant disruption to their operations and imperil their survival. For Victorian brewery Hawkers Beer, the use of data analytics is critical to weather the storm and build a path back to profitability.

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Hyatt turned to Konverse, a centralized digital workplace app that provides secure and innovative support for deskless workers and the companies that employ them, enhancing collaboration and keeping everyone current on company projects and protocols.

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Schnuck Markets has launched an at-shelf storytelling platform in approximately 100 stores to share with shoppers the story behind the product.

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Selecta Group, a self-service retailer offering coffee and convenience food solutions in the workplace and in public spaces, has announced a cashless payments partnership with Fiserv.

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Mobivity Holdings Corp. today announced that WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s healthy rice bowl chains, has selected Mobivity SmartMessage to help extend its digital marketing program and connect with more guests.

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The Park District is set to make $89,900-$137,600 in its first full year of allowing retail giant Amazon to install controversial delivery lockers in more than 100 public parks — and critics say the amount doesn’t justify the intrusion.

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There will be a new on-campus dining option at Ohio State University this fall – courtesy of Grubhub and Yandex Self-Driving Group.

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A group that includes the heir apparent of Bill Miller restaurants is gearing up to bring a huge ghost kitchen facility to San Antonio by next year.

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German drugstore chain Müller is expanding their partnership with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to include replenishment of Müller’s four distribution centers (DCs) in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, and Spain.

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Ralph Lauren is partnering with the Zepeto global social networking and avatar simulation app to provide customers with a personalized virtual world.

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C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) — the food technology platform known for its physical and virtual food halls and the new Go by Citizens app — announced Thursday that TGI Friday’s, Hooters and PF Chang’s parent company TriArtisan Capital private equity investment firm invested $10 million in the company.

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