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Hööks Hästsport, Scandinavia’s equestrian sports retail, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to implement integrated forecasting, replenishment, and allocations in their 58 stores, distribution center, and online channel.

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The Kellogg Company has announced its implementation of Transplace’s Customs Portal and customs brokerage services. The new agreement is expected to enable the cereal and prepared foods provider to streamline customs compliance and cross-border logistics while gaining shipment visibility and control.

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Meijer is partnering with CPG pet product company Purina and retail marketing platform Perch to launch a product engagement platform at 200 stores. Interactive end caps in the pet section seamlessly incorporate a digital screen that automatically senses what products shoppers touch, and delivers videos and digital information about those items.

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Refuel Operating Co. LLC is ramping up efforts surrounding the customer experience through a new partnership with Service Management Group (SMG).

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Resorts World Las Vegas announced a partnership with Grubhub, to offer Grubhub's advanced ordering technology.

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The Prescription Lens Scanner app is a free, FDA listed application brought out by Canada’s leading eyewear e-retailer, SmartBuyGlasses.ca. This launch addresses the growing need for customers to get prescription details of their current glasses when shopping for glasses online without having to visit an eye clinic, thereby saving time and money.

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German sports retailer SportScheck is meeting the needs of sports enthusiasts with outstanding service and up-to-the-minute range of products

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Kibo today announced HALL Wines, a Napa-based winery and online wine retailer, used Social Proof to increase Add-to-Cart (ATC) rates by 55%. HALL Wines combined Social Proof with Dynamic Testing, another component of Kibo Personalization, to maximize ROI while learning more about which messages worked best across their different sites.

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Homebase has announced Checkout.com as its new online payments provider.

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PetSmart is partnering with DoorDash to offer customers on-demand, same-day delivery of pet supplies.

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A global commerce solutions provider is deploying robotic parcel sorting technology in its U.S. e-commerce hubs.

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Fashion brand, Tiger of Sweden, has implemented an omnichannel solution from Sitoo across its store estate.

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Anyone who has shopped an online grocery store before knows the drill. You carefully select your items, fill your virtual cart, arrive at the store and find … not everything you received is what you asked for.

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Walmart detailed plans to acquire virtual fitting room startup Zeekit last month in an attempt to solve some of consumers' most prevalent issues when shopping for clothes online: fit and unmet expectations.

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There comes a point for many small and midsize restaurant chains when the knowledge of local tastes that drove their initial success can no longer be their guidepost as they grow into new markets.

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“With the QVALON cloud solution, we use a mobile app that helps in the manager’s work transition. Now they can complete their work tasks with the app’s help, instead of desktop software. Store managers/supervisors can now collaborate with their teams for longer durations.”

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The Kellogg Company has announced its implementation of Transplace’s Customs Portal and customs brokerage services. The new agreement is expected to enable the cereal and prepared foods provider to streamline customs compliance and cross-border logistics while gaining shipment visibility and control.

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What’s billed as the world’s “first store-hailing platform” promises to bring mobile stores to consumers in less than 10 minutes.

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SkillNet Solutions Inc., Makers of Modern Commerce and global leader in digital transformation, partnered with Fleet Farm, a leading Midwest retailer, to design and develop the new Fleet Farm mobile app.

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Walmart and cashback rewards platform Ibotta have struck a deal to develop and roll out a new digital offers program on Walmart’s website and app. The retailer’s customers will be able to get cash rebates on merchandise with the new program.

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American Rental is partnering with communications and payments platform Podium to boost customer transactions and customer experience.

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Google’s listing management tool – Google My Business – proved to be vital in Ledo Pizza's customer communication process at all locations.

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Walgreens is offering products directly on the Uber Eats platform to U.S. customers, an expansion of its same-day delivery partnership with the rideshare company.

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The discount giant, which partnered with financial technology provider Green Dot to launch a fintech accelerator in 2019, is now offering its Walmart MoneyCard issued by Green Dot Bank as a demand deposit account. New and existing Walmart MoneyCard account holders may now access Green Dot Bank’s digital banking platform, similar to a traditional banking account.

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Five Below is moving forward with a successful pilot of the Instacart on-demand delivery platform.

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Waitr Holdings Inc. has added Long John Silver’s to its platform. With the new partnership, Long John Silver’s is now available through Waitr and Bite Squad in markets across the nation.

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Amazon’s ongoing effort to automate consumer shopping has taken its latest step forward with the release of its newest gadget, the Dash Shelf. In testing for most of 2020, the newest Dash gadget is now available to the general public to make their re-ordering lives simpler.

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Analytic Index, a leading provider of e-commerce data solutions for brands and agencies, today announced the availability of its Walmart Online Pickup and Delivery (OPD) analytics service. This new capability enables brands and manufacturers to easily understand the Walmart OPD marketplace including vendors, sales ranks, keywords, and consumer trends for every category.

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The Minnesota-based footwear company distributes products across multiple brands to more than 110 countries, via more than 525 Red Wing retail stores, as well as multiple third-party retail partners and owned e-commerce platforms.

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Decathlon UK has tapped Mirakl’s marketplace platform to open its website to selected new partners in health and sport.

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The Port of Los Angeles has set yet another record. The port announced last week that it moved more than 1 million container units of cargo in May — the first time a Western hemisphere port has surpassed that level.

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Bold Metrics, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology company, has grown its collaboration with Jos. A. Bank and Men's Wearhouse.

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Wayfair is investing in augmented reality and 3D technology to help improve the customer experience on its website.

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Aptos today announced that CRC Sports, under Central Retail, has deployed Aptos technology to support the full spectrum of its merchandise planning processes. The technology adoption enables CRC Sports to achieve greater precision and flexibility in how it manages merchandise, from financial planning and open-to-buy to store allocation and replenishment.

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Kroger’s retail media business is designed to maximize advertising effectiveness by responding to individual customer needs.

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Office Depot, a subsidiary of The ODP Corp., is offering 30-minute in-store and curbside pickup at its namesake and OfficeMax stores nationwide. If the order is not ready within 30 minutes, customers will receive $5 off their next qualifying purchase.

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ADUSA Supply Chain, the distribution and logistics arm of Ahold Delhaize USA, plans to scale up the use of wearable robotics to help grocery distribution center workers with lifting.

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INEO Tech Corp., an innovative provider of location-based digital advertising, analytics and loss prevention solutions for retailers, today announced it has successfully installed three pilot Welcoming Systems at stores operated by FHC Enterprises in British Columbia.

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Stater Bros. Markets' new online shopping experience will harness geolocation technology to facilitate the handoff of pickup orders to curbside customers in two minutes or less.

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Consumers can now use popular BNPL service at Amazon, CVS, Dell, Kroger, Macy's, Nike, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Sephora, Target, Victoria's Secret, Walgreens and Yeti.

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Modern heritage clothing brand to connect customers to high-quality, elevated classics inventory with seamless omnichannel shopping experiences

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Qurate Retail Group, owner of brands such as QVC and HSN, is shifting away from a model where "business is throwing requirements over the fence to IT," said Mike George, president and CEO of Qurate Retail, Inc.

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Urban Outfitters Inc. is deploying the Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS to expand in-store reporting access of near real-time data to store managers and associates across its 650-plus U.S. and EMEA locations.

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Online fashion retailer boohoo has launched recently acquired brands Dorothy Perkins, Wallis and Burton on its e-commerce platform in partnership Astound Commerce.

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The Chicken Shack partnered with kiosk designer and manufacturer Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. and software provider GRUBBRR to produce self-service kiosks for their restaurants.

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Domino’s Pizza is launching a new guarantee for US customers: carside online delivery within two minutes.

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