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Boxer, Southern Africa’s favourite discounter, has selected RELEX Solutions to implement forecasting and replenishment for their stores and distribution centres.

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Tata Consultancy Services has worked with Duluth Trading Co. to drive seamless omni-channel checkout experiences using TCS OmniStore.

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Located in Atlantic City, N.J., P.F. Chang's third flagship restaurant opened May 29 and offers a distinct dining experience and the option to order and pay with contactless technology.

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The grocery conglomerate is now offering consumer-generated product ratings and reviews, enabled by PowerReviews, live on several of its supermarket banners’ websites.

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Following the successful deployment across nearly 500 Circle K locations in the United States and Sweden, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. will deploy more than 10,000 Mashgin Touchless Checkout Systems to more than 7,000 of its Circle K and Couche-Tard stores in the United States, Canada and Europe during the next three years.

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Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream is tapping Goldbelly to make its pizza creations available nationwide.

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Kwik Trip is partnering with Coinsource, a Bitcoin ATM network, to roll out new Bitcoin ATMs offering low rates to customers in each of its convenience stores across the Midwest.

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Chick-fil-A became the latest major restaurant brand to try out robotic delivery as a way to meet demand in spite of major capacity challenges.

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H&M Group is rolling out a pilot of several new tech-enabled in-store shopping solutions at COS stores in the U.S., including new payment and checkout options, personalized styling facilitated by smart mirrors and upgraded delivery and return options.

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Home Brew Online has deployed Brightpearl’s retail operating system. The homemade beer and ale specialist will benefit from such features as Automation Engine, Demand Planner and plug and play integrations.

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Boardriders, the parent company of sports brands like Quiksilver and Billabong, has deployed Darktrace’s autonomous response technology, Antigena, to defend against cyber threats across the organisation’s digital environment.

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Marriott International has signed a partnership agreement with Ant Group to enhance its digital operations in the Chinese market by providing Alipay members with various benefits when they sign up for the Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program, Marriott’s signature loyalty program.

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Pete’s of Erie Inc., a convenience store retailer with 50 stores across Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, has selected Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Passport Express Lane self-checkout system to elevate the overall customer experience and store efficiency of the “Pete’s” brand.

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Canadian Tire is continuing to invest in its strategic omnichannel growth plan, announcing a five-year partnership with AI research lab The Vector Institute.

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Leading Spanish footwear retailer Camper partners with Invent Analytics to improve its omni-channel demand forecasting across its 400 stores, online channels, and e-commerce marketplaces.

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Greggs has signed with long standing technology partner Daisy Corporate Services to deliver a SD-WAN solution powered by Meraki.

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The digital shift is leaving no aspect of food commerce untouched, with even the ice cream truck seeing tech-enabled updates from the century-old model we all know and love.

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Kibo today announced that the Lufthansa Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups, selected Kibo Personalization, powered by Monetate and Certona, to personalize and optimize web and app experiences across communications for both online visitors and passengers.

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The Saudi Arabia-based online grocery shopping and delivery service has chosen QVALON to manage operations across its locations in 13 cities in the Kingdom.

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Unbound Group, home to UK footwear brand Hotter, has announced the launch of a curated online multi-brand retail platform, powered by Mirakl.

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The program, powered by Paytronix, demonstrates the importance of marketing for non-brick and mortar brands

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British luxury sportswear brand, Cole Buxton, has deployed Cegid Retail’s mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solution in its flagship store in London.

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Sustainable consumer tableware brand, Fable Home, has announced a partnership with e-commerce startup Conjura.

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Intouch.com, a Dublin-based startup which has developed an AI powered platform targeting shoppers with personalised offerings in-store, has secured a multi-year contract with Mexican retailer Kiosko.

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Siam Makro, the leading operator of wholesale grocery in Thailand, will partner with RELEX Solutions to optimize omnichannel demand forecasting across their enterprise.

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Unilever, which is deploying a fleet of Robomart on-demand mobile mini-marts to take its virtual direct-to-consumer (DTC) ice cream storefront, The Ice Cream Shop, on the road (see details below), is also now offering ice cream delivery via drone.

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Dollar General recently started piloting self-checkout as the sole way to make purchases at select stores, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Owen said Thursday during the discount retailer’s first-quarter earnings call.

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Puma has chosen parcelLab to enhance its customers’ post-online purchase experience and drive sales through delivering branded and personalised communications across 26 countries.

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Outdoor and country goods retailer, Bradshaw Taylor, is using the Microsoft Cloud as it looks to give a real-time view of the business and quickly respond to customer demand.

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Online marketplace Fruugo has announced a payments partnership with Adyen.

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By implementing Centric planning technology, Guess has been able to execute its new business model via manual workload reduction. The company has decreased its planning time, down from a month to one week.

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Duetto’s Open Pricing methodology proves a big draw for Noble House as it rolls out bespoke promotions and dynamic pricing for its curated collection of luxury properties.

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John Lewis to offer a rental subscription for children's clothes for £18 a mont.

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Tops Friendly Markets said it has expanded its contactless shopping offering, Shop + Scan, to five additional New York stores.

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