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The Denver-based retailer and Health Hospitality Partners (HHP) have developed a new format, Choice Mini-Mart, to be launched on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the second quarter of 2022. The format will feature Choice Now, a technology that uses artificial intelligence and cameras to checkout customers without the need for a cashier.

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Louis Moinet has announced an NFT partnership with Exclusible, a premium NFT marketplace and Metaverse partner for Luxury Brands, and Tafi, a leading designer of avatars and digital wearables including NFTs.

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Contentstack, BigCommerce and Like Digital have teamed up to deliver a global digital platform and e-commerce capabilities to La Perla Beauty, the cosmetics and fragrance subsidiary of Italian lingerie brand La Perla.

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Walmart has launched a new consumer shopping tool, Shop By Diet, which helps in-store or online shoppers with allergies or dietary constraints determine what to purchase via a website or QR code.

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SPAR International has selected LS Retail as a preferred supplier for retail management software for its operations around the world which includes more than 13,500 stores in over 48 countries.

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Israel-based computer vision startup Trigo has announced a partnership with Wakefern Food Corp.

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Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC) and Microsoft are linking up to integrate Microsoft’s cloud computing capabilities across JJMDC’s medical ecosystem.

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The drugstore giant is leveraging the Algolia application programming interface (API)-based search and discovery platform to help shoppers find relevant items available locally.

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Home Depot has ramped up its security investments over the past several months as retailers across the United States have been targeted by a surge in organized crime.

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An omnichannel outdoor gear and apparel retailer is continuing its entry into brick-and-mortar with a mobile-enabled POS solution that enhances in-store customer service.

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Aquazzura, an Italian luxury footwear brand, is deploying Cegid Retail's unified commerce and POS platform to drive a more personalized consumer experience and boost the digital transformation of its stores.

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First Insight is donating $50,000 to the Retail Orphan Initiative (Retail ROI).

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Helbiz turned to Oracle MICROS Simphony Point of Sale. With integrated inventory management, the brand is able to avoid out-of-stock items, while also delivering on its sustainability and waste reduction goals. With the success of its Italian operations, Helbiz Kitchen is expanding into the US in 2022.

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Toolstation is adding Ecospend’s Open Banking payments technology to its e-commerce offering.

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Family Dollar is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to maximize the effectiveness of its ad campaigns.

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Kroger has expanded its partnership with Nuro, an autonomous vehicle company, to allow for continued grocery delivery of the retailer’s own brands.

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Levi Strauss & Co. is launching a custom-built app called Retail Insights, designed to provide stores, districts, countries, and clusters with real-time access to intelligent data via mobile device, in North America.

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Announced in April, the blockchain went live Thursday (Jan. 13), with founding members LVMH, Prada Group, Cartier, part of Richemont, and OTB Group working together in a “private permission-based blockchain platform which offers both up-stream and down-stream traceability in the supply chain,” the consortium said.

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Pentland Brands, owner of the Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, ellesse, SeaVees and Mitre brands, has adopted the Infor Nexus supply chain platform.

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DTC sports brand SAMURAI has deployed Brightpearl’s retail operations system.

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The grocery chain has partnered with flexEngage to offer personalized digital receipts for in-store and online purchases, making the digital receipt program more enticing for customers.

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Discount retailer Aldi UK has launched its first checkout-free store.

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Inex Partners, a fully owned subsidiary of SOK Corporation that provides warehousing and transportation, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to implement workforce optimization solution for Inex warehouses.

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As initially announced in August 2021, the country’s largest grocery retailer is partnering with ghost kitchen startup Kitchen United to provide customers freshly prepared restaurant food for takeout or delivery in select Kroger banner locations.

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Walmart is reportedly preparing to become a player in the spaces of two “Web 3.0” technologies – non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrency.

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Robert Dyas, a UK-based garden, DIY, electricals and homewares retailer, has deployed Competera's Competitive Data solution.

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Diners visiting Texas Roadhouse restaurants will soon be able to tap on digital offers in the Texas Roadhouse app thanks to a newly announced deal with Sparkfly, a retail services provider.

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The beauty giant is deploying the SAS Customer Intelligence 360 engagement platform to support its marketing technology needs.

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Walmart filed a number of trademarks in late December. The documents show that the company has the intent to both make a virtual currency and to sell virtual goods like electronics, home decorations, toys, sporting goods and personal care products.

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The world’s largest sporting goods retailer is an enthusiastic proponent of supporting front- and back-end operations with RFID technology.

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Grupo Bimbo rolled out Microsoft Azure IoT technology as the base for the GBConnected solution it created to gather information from its many machines and devices, turning out valuable analytics in real time.

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To help strategically target customers at the point of purchase, Midwestern grocer Hy-Vee Inc. has agreed to a multiyear partnership with Vibenomics Inc., a location-based audio out-of-home (AOOH) advertising and audio experience company.

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Mavi rolled out Invent Analytics’ AI-powered inventory optimization solutions, including Allocation Optimization, Replenishment Optimization, Transfer Optimization, and Markdown Optimization.

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Shopify has partnered with e-commerce giant JD.com to help U.S. merchants sell their goods in China.

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Watsons has announced an exclusive partnership with Amazon in Singapore to launch a dedicated storefront on its e-commerce marketplace.

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After upending brick-and-mortar retail, Amazon is opening a clothing store in the physical world. The first Amazon Style store, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California, will open its doors later this year, the company announced Thursday.

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ParTech, Inc. today announced that its Data Central back office and restaurant management solution has been selected by QSR chain Hwy 55 to bring the capabilities of Data Central restaurant to their 130+ corporate and franchise locations, which already use PAR’s Brink POS®.

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Working with Antuit.ai, now part of Zebra Technologies, PacSun was able to tap Antuit.ai’s omnichannel-aware allocation technology, resulting in the reduction of shipping distance traveled for the orders, doubling the number of ship completes.

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Sheetz will partner with RELEX Solutions. The partnership will help position Sheetz for store growth, supply chain growth, and dynamic product marketing opportunities and enable the company to unify aspects of their demand planning processes to ensure an efficient flow of products from suppliers to stores.

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Vallarta Supermarkets has completed implementation of the Logile Employee Scheduling, Time & Attendance and Benefit Accrual solutions.

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Leading Swedish sports retailer improves retail performance with 99 percent inventory accuracy across 180 stores

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Zellis, a provider of payroll and HR solutions, has extended a 16-year relationship with pharmacy, health and beauty business, Boots.

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