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Walmart is kicking off plans to build and remodel hundreds of stores in the US – and those plans include installing DC fast chargers.

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Upside announced a new partnership with nearly 80 independently-owned Shop ‘n Save locations in the Eastern United States.

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Henderson Technology installed its electronic shelf edge labels (ESEL) into the Filco Supermarkets.

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The Colombian retailer has leveraged the solution’s Order Management System to boost its logistics operations, transitioning to a more modern, omnichannel approach.

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The West Michigan-based regional convenience retailer is rolling out six ICE Cobotics Cobi 18 compact robotic floor scrubbers across its stores.

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Apple's Vision Pro is out and Lowe’s first application designed for the mixed-reality headset is now available. Seemantini Godbole, Lowe's EVP and chief digital and information officer, tells RIS why the new tech is “extremely inspirational."

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The company has been experimenting with intelligent inventory technology, having launched an AI-powered pilot in its European and Asian stores.

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Touchtech has announced that it will be working with Puma Group.

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Group bookings across the industry's largest portfolio of economy and midscale hotels will soon take minutes—not days—thanks to Groups360 and the rapid rollout of over 5,600 Wyndham hotels to the GroupSync Marketplace.

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Binzagr Company has selected RELEX Solutions to optimize its supply chain with RELEX forecasting and replenishment capabilities.

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Amazon has embedded sustainability into its core strategy, looking to be net-zero carbon by 2040 as part of its Climate Pledge. To do so, the company has accelerated efforts by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Kronans Apotek has selected RELEX Solutions to optimize their forecasting and replenishment, as well as promotion planning. RELEX will service Kronans Apotek’s 500+ stores throughout Sweden.

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L’Oréal is seeing a rapid uptick in adoption of virtual try-ons, as consumers increasingly seek out mixed-reality technologies that bring real-world-like immersion to online shopping.

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UK tyre wholesaler, Micheldever Group, has undergone a digital transformation project powered by CMS Storyblok and digital agency Profound.

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Academy Sports sought a new solution that could increase the agility and productivity of its inventory and fulfillment decisions and be integrated with existing solutions, such as base pricing and markdown applications from Revionics, an Aptos Company, without significant disruption to the business.

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Voicify today announced it has been selected as the Conversational Voice AI provider for Danté Restaurant and Bar has selected Voicify AI Answering to service customers who call its New York City locations.

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To effectively reach and resonate with a more diverse audience, dollar stores are focused on creating an easy and transparent experience for the customer. At a foundational level, that means having a simple pricing model.

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My Place Hotels of America is partnering with Grubhub, to upgrade guests' dining experience at its hotels.

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Co-op and Snappy Shopper have embarked upon a local store-to-door trial in Northern Ireland to further expand access to the convenience retailer’s rapid online home delivery of groceries.

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General Mills is piloting an internal generative AI app, known as MillsChat, designed to boost innovation and foster collaboration among employees.

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The regional natural and organic supermarket retailer is the first grocer is building on an existing partnership with Learn & Earn, a program from the Merryfield app designed to reward consumers for shopping healthy brands.

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The grocery retailer/distributor is implementing the Simbe Tally autonomous inventory robot in 60 additional company-operated stores across the Midwest.

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BFG Supply Co. has selected RELEX Solutions to elevate their demand forecasting capabilities. This selection marks a significant enhancement of BFG Supply’s demand forecasting process.

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Givex Corp.'s longtime client KFC Canada has completed a national kitchen technology upgrade across 402 stores implemented to improve the guest experience across all digital platforms.

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The drive-thru only restaurant is utilizing a cloud point of sale (POS) solution from Xenial, a subsidiary of Global Payments.

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Specialty retailer expects meaningful improvements across its business from The Parker Avery Group’s results-as-a-service analytics partnership.

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The Conran Shop has launched a new e-commerce site on Shopify’s platform.

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Co-op is installing more than 200 secure till kiosks, locked cabinets for spirits and AI technology to monitor self-checkouts in a bid to tackle a rise in retail crime.

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Safeway has been adding receipt-scanning gates to the self-checkout areas of more of its stores. The gates are part of “long-planned security improvements” aimed at preventing theft.

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The office products giant is implementing the RightHand Robotics RightPick 4 artificial intelligence (AI)-based robotic picking solution.

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With returns impacting retailers globally to the tune of $1.8 trillion, according to the IHL Group, the need for technological solutions to streamline the returns process has never been more pronounced.

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Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream is testing ORCA's restaurant inventory management software in six restaurants. The ORCA software automates the inventory and ordering process and integrates with both Happy Joe's POS system and Sysco, the brand's recipes and inventory provider.

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Schnuck Markets is working with Bridg, a data and audience platform.

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Wings and Rings' store design features a valet lane for off-premises order pickup.

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Hy-Vee will leverage Instacart’s Fulfillment as a Service (FaaS) to integrate same-day delivery fulfillment capabilities into its owned and operated websites and apps.

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Build-A-Bear Workshop has implemented in-store tablets that benefit the experience for associates and shoppers alike.

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Women walking the Las Vegas Strip sometimes get sore feet. Fortunately, they have access to rolled flats available at 18 "Rollasole" vending machines.

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Coborns Inc. has completed its rollout of Logile’s new Thermal Intelligence solution to all of the retailer’s banners.

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Davidson Hospitality Group, an award-winning, full-service hospitality management company, has added eTip as its digital tipping partner.

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Dewey's Pizza has partnered with Revel Systems. Revel's open API will allow the Cincinnati-based pizza brand to use third-party solutions for items like loyalty, gift cards, data analytics and more.

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen UAE has launched MishiPay’s Scan & Go technology and Self-Checkout Kiosk system at the Dubai Hills Mall.

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WM Barr has teamed up with Alloy.ai to spearhead this initiative, leveraging the omnichannel revenue intelligence platform to provide real-time analytics to drive sales, marketing, and supply chain decisions.

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British clothing brand, Lucy & Yak, has partnered with True Fit, an AI platform that decodes size and fit for online consumers and fashion retailers.

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Neptune Retail Solutions (NRS) proudly announced today a strategic expansion of its partnership with retail giant Dollar General, solidifying its role as the exclusive in-store media provider across Dollar General's extensive network of over 19,000 stores.

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The grocery giant is deploying AI-based technology, including a content management system (CMS) and generative AI copy optimization, to improve the ranking criteria of modern search engine results pages (SERPs) and enhance visibility and clarity across product detail pages (PDPs) for sellers on the Kroger Marketplace.

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XY Retail is proud to announce its latest partnership with Damiani. This collaboration will see Damiani implement XY Retail's state-of-the-art Point of Sale, Clienteling, Order Management System, Product Information Management and Digital Asset Management solutions for their 70+ stores.

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