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Algolia today announced its selection by Walgreens to improve the company’s digital search experience for Walgreens customers.

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Aptos announced today that The Finish Line, Inc. will deploy Aptos solutions to optimize merchandising strategies across its retail enterprise and obtain actionable insights for its end-to-end merchandising activities.

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King Kullen has selected CitrusAd’s retail media platform to increase online and in-store sales for its CPG suppliers. The grocer joins CitrusAd’s expansive e-commerce ad network, which provides a single platform for brands to reach omnichannel shoppers nationally across many retail accounts.

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Vera Bradley has partnered with Impact Analytics, a provider of AI driven unified retail solutions, to provide a unified retail planning platform to optimize their decisions across merchandise financial planning, assortment planning, pricing, allocation, and replenishment.

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1-800-Flowers.com is offering a mobile shopping experience that is fully integrated across all of its brands.

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Texas Roadhouse has selected Sparkfly to power its next gen offer management platform. Integrating the brand’s point-of-sale systems with Sparkfly' s offer management and intelligent middleware platform will help Texas Roadhouse transform the guest experience.

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Metrolinx, the Ontario, Canada transit system, has installed Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines at select GO transportation stations.

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Guests can control the guestroom environment via InnSpire’s television system, which allows guests to adjust in-room lighting, thermostats and drapes, place room service orders and browse food and beverage promotions, or contact property staff.

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Tulip announces its partnership with premium denim and knitwear house, AG Jeans. The retailer has selected Tulip to provide retail technology solutions that break down barriers between channels and create authentic customer connections at scale.

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The beauty brand has announced another round of tech innovation, this time partnering with Verily to leverage scientific knowledge of skin and AI capabilities to customize skin care offerings.

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Żabka Group says that it now has the largest chain of autonomous stores in Europe after launching 25 Żabka Nano locations across Poland.

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Vans turned to IWD to digitize floor concepts and simplify communication across stores and teams.

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Software development in the digital era is often challenged by skilled developer shortages, technical debt, and shadow IT. Low-code\no-code (LCNC) platforms hold a promise to fix these problems and accelerate enterprise digital transformation.

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Nedap is selected by major French-based womenswear retailer Promod to deploy the iD Cloud platform throughout its stores.

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Logile, Inc. today announced that Schnuck Markets, Inc. completed the company-wide implementation of Logile’s Workforce Management solution suite.

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Sud Express, a French women's apparel retailer, has adopted Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

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The convenience retail giant announced the launch of its 7NOW Gold Pass subscription offering providing free delivery, double rewards points and select freebies for $5.95 per month.

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The Covid-19 pandemic pressured Low cost Tire Co. to overtake its information-technology programs round customer support and stock administration. That has left the corporate well-positioned to deal with the following massive auto-market disruption: electrical autos, in keeping with the corporate’s chief info officer.

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Family Dollar is partnering with applied data platform provider Inmar Intelligence Inc. to add three new features for its CPG brand partners participating in Chesapeake Media Group.

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Majid Al Futtaim owned and operated Mall of the Emirates has worked with Cisco to launch the ‘Store of the Future’.

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TravelCenters of America Inc. initiatives include expanding its restaurant options, remodeling sites, opening new travel center, upgrading technology, growing its franchise base, and bringing alternative energy resources to the marketplace.

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Back together again! NRF's annual Big Show can be overwhelming any year ― so many people to see and places to be ― but at a time where the retail industry was finally reunited, you’re bound to have missed something.

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Ikea Canada will deploy 30 electric vehicles (EVs) across the country in 2022, in partnership with Canadian e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery provider Bolt Logistics.

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The RELEX solution will service Medly’s retail stores and eCommerce business across the United States, driving forecast accuracy and replenishment efficiency.

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After a successful pilot, Stop & Shop is launching the Flashfood waste reduction program to additional stores in Rhode Island.

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Children’s apparel retailer Carter’s Inc. is emerging from the pandemic a stronger, more profitable, omnichannel enterprise, armed with new point of sale (POS) and RFID capabilities.

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The retailer has deployed more than 180 DN Series EASY eXpress self-service solutions, powered by DN Vynamic Self-Service software, in over 80 stores across East Anglia.

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Starbucks has joined forces with Chinese e-commerce platform Meituan to create an ominchannel experience for its customers in China.

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Using Nedap ID Cloud, the performance athletic brand aims to unlock a powerful omni-channel strategy by creating a seamless, connected shopping experience for its consumers.

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Amazon is launching a physical store for fashion that enables people to shop digitally, try selections on in real life (IRL), and get suggestions based on users’ algorithms.

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The company wanted to enhance the omnichannel customer experience provided by its existing Salesforce Commerce Cloud platform, including providing more efficient customer service, as well as obtaining a unified view of customer data to support manufacturing, product development, wholesaling, fulfillment, e-commerce, physical retail, and marketing efforts.

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FreshDirect will “democratize the data” and provide its brand partners access to insights to help them deliver on their customer-focused business goals. The Northeast's online fresh food grocer and e-commerce brand announced it has selected brand collaboration platform ciValue to develop its insight sharing program.

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The leading arts and crafts retailer in North America is making same-day delivery of online orders available at 100 stores across Canada.

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Pro-Direct Sport has partnered with One iota to launch the first native mobile shopper apps for its football, running, basketball, rugby, tennis, and cricket brands.

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Autonomous grocery store Nourish + Bloom Market has opened to the public in Fayetteville, Georgia, USA.

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Multiple factors have affected the retail environment, and largely changed the way that consumers shop. This is according to a new global consumer retail study from Intel and IHL Group that speaks to the changing retail experience while highlighting technologies that can help improve a dynamic retail marketplace.

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In time for Valentine’s Day, 1-800-Flowers.com is unveiling offerings including floral subscriptions and buy now, pay later (BNPL).

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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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The fast food giant is using the TargomoLOOP platform to plan new restaurant locations in the country..

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River Island has partnered with supply chain transparency platform Segura.

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