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The consumer electronics giant is selecting Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider for cloud infrastructure services, as well as its strategic partner for developing cloud engineering talent.

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The men's grooming and shaving products company has tapped Playvox Workforce Management for its North America customer experience team after identifying a need to enhance its workforce forecasting and scheduling tools.

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Ikea is now offering shoppers in the US and Canada a buy now, pay later service with Sezzle.

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Shiji and Mandarin Oriental will continue to convert existing properties, as well as implement Infrasys into newly built properties moving forward.

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Round Table Pizza has selected Sparkfly, a retail tech solutions company that helps restaurants to unify customer engagement technologies, to develop guest ordering technologies and personalized customer engagement programs.

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EOS Linx announced a collaboration with Choice Hotels International to install EOS Charge Stations at select properties.

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Medallia, Inc. announced that more than 1,000 Hyatt properties will deploy Medallia Zingle’s messaging platform.

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Weee!, a California-based grocery delivery platform providing high-quality Asian and Hispanic food products, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to drive improvements throughout their core supply chain operations.

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Aptos announced today that Eigerindo MPI, an Indonesian retail company that offers quality brands such as EIGER Adventure and Outlive, has deployed Aptos’ next-generation PLM solution.

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M&S has launched a live shopping series on its website.

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MMG, among the largest franchise bottling partners for soft drinks maker Coca Cola India, and exclusive partner for fast food chain McDonald’s in the North and East, is in the process of onboarding brands and is hiring a top team for the ambitious venture, MMG promoter director Anant Agarwal told ET.

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By acquiring Cenium, the Mews Hospitality Cloud aims to implement Mews’ technology across the full Nordic Choice Hotels portfolio of 200+ full-service hotels.

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New Gaming & Entertainment Destination Prepares for Opening With Agilysys InfoGenesis POS, IG OnDemand, IG Flex, Agilysys Eatec and Agilysys Seat

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Apulia Distribuzione, a leading grocery retailer in Southern Italy, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to optimize their demand forecasting, DC replenishment and space planning in stores.

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California convenience retailer H&S Energy launched its proprietary online ordering and home delivery in partnership with Vroom Delivery from 130 of its Power Market, Circle K, Food Mart and Extra Mile locations, covering approximately 10 million consumers across the state.

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Sam Nazarian's C3 (Creating Culinary Communities), is partnering with The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa to assume daily operations of in-room dining and local deliveries.

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Emarsys has announced a partnership with OGGI Jeans, as part of a technology upgrade designed to support revenue growth of 20% by the end of 2022.

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Guests can use Medallion to make purchases at retail locations in Cabo San Lucas, St. Thomas, Puerto Vallarta, and all Alaska ports of call and get 7% back as onboard ship credit.

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More than 500 Jimmy Johns locations have partnered with workforce payments platform Branch to provide faster, streamlined payments of tips to their workers and other fee-free financial services at no cost to owners or employees.

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The Kroger Co. is teaming up with payments provider Blackhawk Network to offer Mastercard and Visa bulk prepaid cards through Blackhawk’s SaaS-based Velocity B2B business-to-business end-to-end gift card services.

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Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. is rolling out a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to support collaboration in design and product development.

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Casey's launched software company Gravitate's AI-powered Best Buy & Dispatch solution across its network in late January. It will optimize fuel supply for all locations, dispatch more than 100 Casey's trucks and manage outside carriers.

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Walgreens is supporting fast pickup and delivery with artificial intelligence (AI)-based digital search capabilities.

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Card Factory has announced its first major store format upgrade in over 20 years.

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Iceland and The Food Warehouse have teamed up with global product discovery platform RangeMe.

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Meijer has begun opening its first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at stores under a partnership with public fast-charging network EVgo Inc.

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what3words is being made available to Domino’s Pizza international franchisees.

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The Giant Company has gone live with Ship2Me, a direct-to-consumer digital marketplace offering an expanded product assortment beyond traditional groceries.

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Fitness franchise Orangetheory has teamed up with spatial data company Matterport to scan and create photorealistic 3D digital twins of its U.S. studios in order to ensure design consistency across all 1,250 locations.

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Rouses Markets has partnered with eGrowcery to go to market with their own eCommerce solution for curbside pickup. The eGrowcery platform includes a Rouses Market Shopping App, which customers can download on the App Store or on Google Play.

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Wingstop announced the opening of a slimmer, off-premises-only "restaurant of the future," as it furthers its goal to digitize every transaction.

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The tech giant plans to introduce a mobile payment feature, called “Tap to Pay on iPhone,” that will enable retailers of all sizes to use an iPhone to accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets through a tap to their iPhone, with no additional hardware or payment terminal needed.

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International convenience store chain Circle K needed a comprehensive training solution for its 15,000 European employees. One that could roll out across 9 territories, increase the average customer basket size, and reduce staff turnover.

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KFC Australia has teamed up with drone service provider, Wing, to pilot a delivery service of both hot and fresh menu items in Australia.

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Smoothie King has selected the unified commerce cloud platform from ParTech Inc. to manage secure, compliant payment processing services across its network of more than 1,000 stores.

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Delek U.S. Holdings’ DK convenience stores are using checkout technology from Mashgin and a mobile rewards program from Stuzo to provide more personalization.

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For Canadian menswear retailer Harry Rosen, making artificial intelligence (AI) part of the workforce has generated many benefits, but it took looking past preconceived notions of what great customer service is to get there.

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Mike Relich discusses the benefits of PacSun's partnership with Antuit.ai for intelligent product allocation and replenishment, why physical stores will continue to play an important role in the retailer's omnichannel ecosystem, and what he's focused on to continue driving growth for the brand throughout 2022.

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Starting Tuesday, diners can walk into a Panera Bread, sit at a table and use their phone to order a meal to eat in the restaurant via the fast casual’s app.

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Tractor Supply Company is leveraging the Software AG integration and API management solution to enable customers to connect their shopping experiences across store, mobile, and click-and-collect channels.

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