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Pour Moi, has partnered with performance marketeer Wunderkind, to help further grow its first-party data collection to optimise its direct to consumer (DTC) sales channel, which already accounts for 58% of its business.

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Amazon has adapted its “Just Walk Out” cashierless shopping solution to the hospital sector. Amazon’s Just Walk Out frictionless shopping platform is now available for use in hospitals and healthcare settings.

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Nedap has partnered with PacSun to implement RFID across the company’s fleet of stores. Deployment of iD Cloud Store to all of PacSun’s stores is estimated to be completed in Q1 2024.

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Remote control vehicle retailer RC Visions has chosen Inventory Planner by Sage to help cut stockouts, save time and boost revenue.

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XY Retail has been selected as the unified commerce platform provider for Italian fashion house Slowear. The partnership will allow Slowear to create a seamless, integrated and immersive shopping experience for its customers throughout 25 stores across six countries.

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The Perfume Shop has invested £2.5m into “industry-leading warehouse automation technology” at its Dunstable warehouse in a bid to reduce environmental impact and future-proof its distribution capabilities.

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Cart.com today announced its continued partnership with Portland Leather Goods, the go-to for high quality leather bags at an affordable price, as the company’s U.S. fulfillment provider.

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Walmart is diving deeper into immersive commerce with plans to give Unity developers the ability to integrate Walmart’s commerce APIs directly into their games and apps. Learn how the move will enable creators to sell physical items in RT3D experiences.

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In today's episode, we sit down with Guy Silver, employee communications director at Costco, to hear how the retail brand partnered with Appspace in its employee-facing digital signage.

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Footwear retailer OFFICE and retail technology specialist Red Ant have announced a partnership that helps those shoppers waiting to see if the shoes they have chosen from the display are in stock.

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Walmart is now offering drone delivery for up to 75% of the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) population, giving it the largest such footprint of any US retailer.

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Albertsons and commerce media company Criteo have partnered to provide the grocer’s retail media arm with demand- and supply-side advertising capabilities to drive measurable commerce outcomes.

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The logistics arm of a Chinese e-commerce giant is expanding its express delivery service in a big way.

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Lowe’s is expanding its loyalty offering from home improvement professionals to everyday customers.

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PriceSmart Inc. announced an addition to its use of solutions provided by RELEX, a provider of unified supply chain and retail planning solutions.

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Car IQ Inc. is expanding its merchant network to include Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the United States. Fleet companies can now offer their drivers the convenience of fueling vehicles through Car IQ Pay, eliminating the need for physical credit cards.

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McDonald’s China unit has partnered with Cainiao, Alibaba Group Holding’s logistics business, to improve supply chain efficiency using radio frequency identification (RFID) chips and other technologies.

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Outdoor and Cycle Concepts is expanding the £1.5 million roll-out of electronic shelf labels from Sweden’s Pricer to all its 78 stores by May.

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Volkswagen has integrated OpenAI’s artificial-intelligence (AI) chatbot, ChatGPT, into its IDA voice assistant. This integration will provide Volkswagen customers with seamless access to an ever-expanding AI database, allowing them to have researched content read out to them while driving,

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The future of commerce will be “customer-centric, interconnected, frictionless and consistently exceeds expectations.” So said Walmart in a Tuesday (Jan. 9) press release describing some of its latest retail technologies that were unveiled at the CES trade show.

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In a keynote address at the CES 2024 consumer technology conference in Las Vegas, Doug McMillion, president and CEO of Walmart Inc., revealed several new efforts the discount giant and its Sam’s Club subsidiary are undertaking to improve customers' shopping experience.

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Aldi International Buying Asia, the discount supermarket’s Hong Kong-based hub for sourcing Asian products and global ocean freight logistics, has adopted the One Network Intelligent Control Tower on the solution provider’s Digital Supply Chain Network.

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Costco Wholesale has deployed its first U.S. fleet of off-grid electrified structures at its Mira Loma, California, distribution center.

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UK supermarket Iceland is to roll-out Series 5 voice headsets from VoCoVo to improve the ability of staff to help customers at its 1,004 stores in a quick and easy manner. Internal efficiency, safety procedures and so on will also benefit from the upgrade.

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Jewelry brand Kendra Scott is enhancing its omnichannel customer experience with individualized SMS texts.

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Disruptions caused by attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea have once again created volatility in retail supply chains, leading to delays and increased costs.

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Silmäasema, a Finland-based eye care specialist, has thus far rolled out 200-plus Philips Android SoC digital signage displays across 40 of its 150 stores to transform its in-store customer experience (CX).

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Walmart Inc. opened up access to a generative artificial intelligence tool that allows shoppers to search for products by specific use cases, rather than look up one item at a time. The technology is now available for use on the Walmart app on Apple Inc.’s iOS mobile operating system.

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People enter the store by using their credit card at the entry gate. The technology detects what shoppers take from or return to the shelves and creates a virtual shopping session.

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The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. and Gatik integrated tire intelligence technology into an autonomous driving system. By adding Goodyear SightLine technology to Gatik’s autonomous vehicles, Gatik can collect data about accurate cornering and braking stiffness, rolling resistance and tire load.

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A digital wedding products and services retailer is storing, managing and processing corporate data on one database.

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WHSmith has appointed GXO as its new outsourced UK logistics partner.

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Badger Technologies, a retail automation expert, is rolling out in-store robotics at Stine, a building materials dealer, to assist in elevating operational efficiencies and customer-service excellence.

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Instacart will begin piloting ads on Caper Carts, its artificial intelligence-powered smart carts, at Good Food Holdings banner stores.

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The U.K.-based global specialty apparel retailer is rolling out the modular, mobile-first omnichannel cloud platform from NewStore.

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UK retailer Co-op has moved its full stack of payments and fraud prevention technology software into ACI Worldwide’s multi-tenant cloud platform hosted in Microsoft Azure.

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The discount grocer will transition to natural refrigerants across all its U.S. stores before the end of 2035. Beginning this year, Aldi will purchase environmentally friendly refrigerants for all new and remodeled stores, and replace the current refrigerants in existing stores with refrigerants that have low global warming potential.

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Amazon is deploying artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of ways to help ensure proper fit and customer satisfaction in its digital fashion experience.

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Amazon is extending its “Buy with Prime” service to retailers using Salesforce e-commerce and CRM technology.

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