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Best Buy Canada and telecommunications company Bell Canada have launched a partnership to open 167 stores under the Best Buy Express banner across Canada, with the first location now open in Guildford Town Centre, Surrey, British Columbia.

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Ikea is transforming the way customers shop with the introduction of Upptäcka self-service kiosks across all stores. The kiosks empower shoppers to explore products, locate items, and even make purchases on their own devices, all with the goal of reducing wait times and improving overall satisfaction.

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Zebra Technologies shared that the Walgreens Boots Alliance has optimized its operations with Zebra Workcloud Actionable Intelligence software to save millions of dollars by enhancing operational compliance and the company’s ability to identify and combat shrink.

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The company said it is the first beauty brand to test real-world commerce on Roblox, powered by Walmart.

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With multiple store systems and communication channels, how can a major multinational retailer ensure its associates are getting all the information they need to ensure a consistent, positive customer experience across its entire chain?

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Spanish grocery retailer, The UVESCO Group, has selected RELEX Solutions to optimise and unify its supply chain.

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McDonald's Korea has partnered with the National Institute for Lifelong Education to launch an in-person training program for seniors interested in using digital self-ordering services.

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The digital commerce agency Goodness has been asked to lead Oreo.com's growth as an ecommerce platform.

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In the food delivery wars, the smaller and more nimble-footed are landing major wins.

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Amazon.com is stepping up its use of generative artificial intelligence throughout its finance teams, as many companies look for ways to effectively move from testing and experimenting with the technology to prime time.

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Unilever beauty brands are using artificial intelligence to create engaging, hyper-personalised consumer experiences – helping to drive growth through market development, premium positioning and increased sales.

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Macy’s has announced go live for a major PoS checkout modernisation project.

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The retailer’s shift to a hybrid model that includes 3PLs intends to cut costs and grow its direct-to-consumer channels.

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The Save Mart Companies and Shipt have partnrered to provide delivery solutions from the former’s three banner stores — Save Mart, Lucky California, and FoodMaxx — that account for more than 170 stores in California and Nevada.

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VusionGroup has announced the roll-out of its smart digital labels and solutions at Netto, the Danish discount grocery chain owned by Salling Group.

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ShipEngine has been selected by Trotters Childrenswear to lead its delivery operations across the UK.

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Colibri has announced the opening of the first autonomous store on one of Grupo Brisa’s highways in Portugal, under the Colibri Express banner.

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Epicor Software Corporation today announced that Morrison Supply Company LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, has selected the Epicor Eclipse wholesale distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to increase business efficiency and streamline processes for overall performance.

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Exactly how does one of the world’s leading consumer goods brands consistently stay on top? For its latest campaign, Reckitt and its agency, Publicis Media, worked with us to create a buzz around Durex among open and curious adults – promoting awareness and, of course, sales – through omnichannel marketing.

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AD Retail Media, the in-house retail media network for Ahold Delhaize USA, is partnering with Placements.io, an ad sales platform.

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Harps Food Stores is deploying a new integration between customer intelligence platform Birdzi and POS system ECRS to offer real-time personalization of shoppers’ digital coupons and loyalty rewards in stores.

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Athletics retailer Hibbett is now using Walmart GoLocal to expand its same-day and next-day delivery services.

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Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind regenerative tourism destinations The Red Sea and Amaala, has selected Oracle OPERA Cloud Central to gain a comprehensive view of its hotel business.

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The Icelandic grocer, renowned for their fresh produce, replaces existing solution with RELEX to automate their supply chain operations

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Fajita Pete’s, the beloved Tex-Mex eatery known for delivering and catering fresh fajitas, announced the launch of its innovative “Digital Punch Card” loyalty program.

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Perfect Corp. has announced a collaboration with NAO-ART, a subsidiary of the Art Nature Group and a provider of ready-to-wear wig brands for women.

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The retailer has partnered with AI and robotics company Verity to improve fulfillment operations and inventory visibility.

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Amazon is collaborating with an artificial intelligence-enabled market insight platform to measure the sales impact of ads across multiple retailers.

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In addition to its Amazon partnership, the department store will now accept returns from brands like Carhartt, Hanes and Levi’s.

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Fashion retailer VF Corporation has improved its in-store processes with smartphone apps powered by Scandit. The solution integrated Scandit’s barcode scanning software and was built with SAP’s app toolbox Fiori.

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D’Amelio Brands, the multi-brand enterprise led by the D’Amelio family has officially partnered with TRG Fulfillment for nationwide omnichannel distribution solutions.

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In addition to the robot, Happy Joe's has partnered with Voicify to simplify and streamline phone ordering that is integrated with its POS system provided by Speedline.

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On the heels of introductions at Price Chopper and McKeever’s Market & Eatery locations in Missouri, the AI-powered Caper Carts are expanding to several more stores operated by Wakefern Food Corp.

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Pricer’s partner JRTech Solutions has inked an agreement with an unnamed large Tier 1 North American grocery retailer for the cloud-based platform Pricer Plaza, which allows for in-store automation and communication, within an initial 50 of its locations.

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Paul UK, a bakery chain that has 37 stores in Great Britain, primarily Central London locations, is getting ready to implement Sona’s end-to-end workforce management solution.

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dunnhumby is introducing new AI powered assortment technology. This is being used by Tesco to improve customer shopping experiences through smarter product selection.

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