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The luxury hospitality group is deploying additional properties with Maestro, and it is leveraging Maestro PMS’s contactless mobile tools to welcome guests to its many properties.

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The integration with Grabango will roll out at 10 Amoco and ampm sites in California and Pennsylvania.

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The discount titan is making a strategic joint investment with Flipkart into Indian agricultural supply chain technology platform Ninjacart.

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Costco plans to have pickup lockers in more than 200 of its U.S. retail locations by the end of 2022 — more than twice the number of stores where it currently operates the self-service offerings.

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Flooid today announced that Lincolnshire Co-op, an independent co-op based in Lincoln with over 290,000 members, has completed roll out of Flooid’s fuel point-of-sale integration to their entire fuel estate.

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The new contactless key technology enables World of Hyatt Guests to seamlessly and securely tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock guestrooms.

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The Worcester Red Sox have retrofitted a convenience/memorabilia shop at their home stadium for frictionless shopping.

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The Bay, which operates thebay.com featuring Marketplace, a premium life and style digital platforms in Canada, is partnering with NuORDER by Lightspeed to further accelerate its digital-first transformation.

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Wellness brand The Good Patch has announced a partnership with retail operating system specialist Brightpearl.

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The nation’s largest sporting goods retailer is partnering with buy now, pay later (BNPL) platform Afterpay to give customers the opportunity to have flexible payment options when shopping, both in-store and online.

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The fast-casual industry emerged a decade ago with innovation as its calling card. But in a post-pandemic world in which all brands must innovate or risk becoming irrelevant, the category is working to reestablish itself as an innovative force.

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Whiplash, a leading nationwide provider of omnichannel fulfillment and logistics services, today announced the successful onboarding of Free Fly Apparel, a performance-clothing brand.

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But now, pay later (BNPL) platform Affirm announced it has partnered with arts and crafts retail chain Michaels to allow customers to pay for their supplies over time if they prefer.

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The outdoor gear and apparel brand utilizes the Vurvey AR solution to enable its customers to digitally interact with concepts in 3D and visualize them in their physical environment.

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This new multi-year agreement will provide Walmart access to Inovalon’s industry-leading Data Insights Solution enabling acceleration to a more patient-centric healthcare model through the application of large-scale analyses of aggregated, de-identified data.

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GuestHub, the web-based task-management app, is available to all hotels wanting to streamline the guest-experience cycle from Reservation to ReviewTM with no app download required; the solution is live at EB Hotel Miami.

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Infosys on Tuesday announced that it was selected by Finland based Orion Corporation to holistically transform its ERP and Planning platforms, enhance employee experience, and drive business value realization.

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The Texas-based company has announced a new partnership with DoorDash to offer delivery from over 1,100 stores across the U.S.

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Austin-based Torchy's Tacos is providing hourly employees with access to their earned wages as they need through a partnership with DailyPay.

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Walmart Canada and Interac Corp. have partnered to offer the retailer’s customers the ability to pay with Interac Debit for online purchases at Walmart.ca and in-app using Apple Pay.

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A deal announced on Tuesday (Dec. 14) that Walmart and TalkShopLive describe as a “hassle-free retail and content distribution agreement,” fans and shoppers alike can buy what’s appearing on-screen, without being redirected to another page and having to miss out on the show.

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Albertsons Cos. has rolled out two new digital tools to help online food shoppers in meal planning and refilling regularly purchased items.

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To provide pet parents with convenience and personalization, Petco works with JBS Solutions, an AWS Partner, to build innovative microservices using AWS. These microservices, like the Right Food Finder, bring new features to the Petco app and website, and Petco continuously invents better ways to help pet parents quickly get the products and services they need.

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Compass Group UK & Ireland, part of foodservice business Compass Group, has unveiled plans to launch its first fully frictionless store in a workplace in early 2022.

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Silverware has partnered with Curator Hotel & Resort Collection, enabling hotels in the Collection to use Silverware’s point-of-sale, mobile ordering, and contactless guest-facing digital solutions.

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Global fashion retailer KOOKAÏ has cut inventory counts from a few days to 30 minutes as a result of implementing RFID from Avery Dennison at its manufacturing facilities in Fiji and Sri Lanka.

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The teen apparel retailer is teaming up with delivery orchestration provider Delivery Solutions to launch same-day delivery in 40 stores across 10 major U.S. markets, providing customers with access to same-day delivery providers like Uber and DoorDash.

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NMG Network is heading to the mountains of Colorado for the first time, pairing up with The Little Nell to launch an exclusive new omnichannel entertainment platform for the iconic five-star hotel in early 2022.

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UK-based Hullabalook’s Stickers online technology is now live in Spain, France and Italy thanks to its partnership with Kave Home.

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More than a dozen leading employers adopting criteria to mitigate data and algorithmic bias in human resources and workforce decisions. Learn what this means for artificial intelligence and the retail industry.

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Combe introduced a virtual try-on of Just For Men hair color, created in partnership with Perfect Corp., to help men digitally find their best color match and most natural look.

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Top consulting firm works with the Retail Orphan Initiative to lead and provide funding for the “JEDI Challenge” in Chapelton, Jamaica.

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he travel retailer is rolling out the Amazon One biometric payment solution at its Hudson Nonstop store in Dallas Love Field Airport. Launched in September 2020, Amazon One is a proprietary technology designed to let customers use their unique palm signature to pay or present a loyalty card at a store, as well as perform activities like enter a stadium or badge into work.

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It says that the latter’s AI powered solutions will enable it to “consolidate the customer profile, and purchase data collected from 1,400+ stores and other online channels and gain a 360-degree view of each customer through 50+ tracked attributes.”

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U.K.-based specialty fitness apparel/accessories retailer Gymshark is deploying a robotic picking system at a North American fulfillment center.

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Madame Coco, a leading home textile and decoration brand, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to automate and optimize their forecasting, replenishment, allocation, and markdown processes.

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Radar, a geofencing platform, will help fast casual chain Panera Bread accelerate the digital transformation of Panera's next-generation cafe design to help streamline online ordering.

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StorageMart’s on-premise and eCommerce transactions will be secured and powered by Shift4’s unified commerce ecosystem.

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Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, will give fans the option of entering the ballpark next season using facial recognition to verify their identities rather than showing a paper ticket or mobile tickets on their smartphones.

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Concord Hospitality Enterprises recently completed transitioning 135 owned and/or operated hotels to PVNG, an enterprise accounting solution from Aptech.

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Rick Cohen spent his life building his family’s traditional grocery distribution business into a $25 billion powerhouse. But the 69-year-old knows the future is automation and he is betting big on a robotics firm that’s building cutting-edge warehouses for mega-retailers like Walmart, Albertsons and Target – and is set to go public in a $5.5 billion SPAC deal.

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Percassi Retail, a company managing the commercial network of numerous luxury brands, selected RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to digitize the supply chain of some of the leading brands in its portfolio, including Lego, Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Armani, and Gucci.

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The fast-growing restaurant brand offers guests exclusive perks with “The Velvet Room” loyalty program, and the flexibility to order digitally with Tableside.

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