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Global supply chains are unlikely to see relief from congestion, disruption, labor shortages and skyrocketing costs anytime soon.

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Hot Topic Inc. is introducing livestreaming shopping events for its brands Hot Topic, BoxLunch, and Her Universe as part of a series of planned digital-first marketing and merchandising initiatives for 2022.

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Marubeni and Kyocera have announced a proof of concept test for a smart checkout system equipped with the latter’s AI object recognition technology at supermarkets in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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The Range has selected MRI Horizon CRE and MRI Contract Intelligence to manage its International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 16) compliance.

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WaBaGrill has been testing a machine-learning algorithm that analyzed over 115,000 of its orders to collect nearly 260,000 individual data points. Designed by Koala, the platform used the data to help WaBa executives make smart, informed recommendations on re-orders.

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Dollar General has rolled out new financial services aimed at giving customers new banking options and payment alternatives.

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To improve on-shelf availability for customers, grocery distributor W. Lee Flowers & Co. will install Itasca Retail’s Magic computer-generated ordering and DSD receiving systems at its IGA and KJ’s stores.

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Customers may now engage in live conversations with an artificial intelligence clerk in Korea's first unmanned 7-Eleven convenience store inside the Lotte Information and Communication building in Seoul.

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Alphabet’s drone service Wing has hit 200,000 commercial deliveries across global markets, excluding test flights.

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Aramark Corp. has teamed with Zippin, a provider of checkout-free technology, to open the second Zippin-powered store in Houston's NRG Stadium.

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Walmart GoLocal and Cognetry Labs are joining forces to provide mid-sized and independent grocers with last mile delivery logistics.

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Reasor’s Foods has reduced cart abandonment among its online shoppers with the deployment of a white-label meal planning solution from GroceryShopii.

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The Kraft Heinz Company is optimizing its consumer base as it has formed a new, multi-year partnership with Google in an effort to strengthen its understanding of consumers and the products and experiences they desire most.

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The retro-luxury, theater-inspired hotel puts convenience and customization at the forefront of the guest experience with INTELITY’s hospitality platform.

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The menswear brand True Classic has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution, Centric PLM.

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Following a test in its remodeled New York City flagship store, Bed Bath & Beyond will roll out NCR self-checkout terminals in select store locations nationwide.

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Circle K has installed more than 700 crypto ATMs since partnering with Bitcoin Depot in 2020, offering a new customer convenience as interest in cryptocurrency increases.

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Office Depot will partner with DoorDash to offer on-demand delivery from more than 1,000 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores across the U.S.

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RAPID RTC to integrate Chat, Text and Live Dealer Solutions into AutoTrader.ca, Canada's largest digital automotive marketplace, connecting car shoppers with dealers instantly

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David's Bridal announced today they have entered into a partnership with POP Tracker's Visual Intelligence Platform (VIP), a cloud-based proof of performance solution to enhance promotional readiness and consistency across their 300+ retail locations.

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Grocery e-commerce startup Farmstead has struck an agreement with Circle K which will see the pair piloting projects in supply chain, distribution and e-commerce fulfilment and leveraging the former’s Grocery OS software.

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Nisa Retail has increased the number of stores participating in a UK roll-out of Jisp’s Scan & Save technology, bringing the total to 54.

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Apparel retailer A Principal Bebê & Mamãe recently implemented a radio frequency identification system from iTAG Etiquetas Inteligentes to better manage stock and streamline the management of its eight stores.

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The online electronics & home appliance shop took to digital transformation and obtained 58% boost on revenue through online and offline via multi-channel engagement

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Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo Supermarkten has started a rapid grocery delivery service via a partnership with German startup Gorillas.

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Markacy, a digital strategy and marketing firm , announced that it partnered with Maxbone, a direct-to-consumer luxury pet brand.

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Migros appointed Invent Analytics as their trusted partner to help manage their business-critical inventory operations. Following A/B testing in 200 stores, Migros rolled out the Invent Analytics AI-Powered solutions across their 11 warehouses and 2000 stores. These solutions provide Demand Forecasting, Store Replenishment, and DC Replenishment.

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Narvar is rolling out its Home Pickup service on the heels of a successful holiday 2021 pilot with retailers that included DSW and Ann Taylor. The company is launching the new carrier-agnostic returns service after testing it with more than 70 retailers in all.

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Rapidly growing hotel management company leverages ProfitSword suite for its ability to serve as a comprehensive source of real-time business performance health to maximize decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Artificial intelligence and augmented reality beauty and fashion tech solutions provider, Perfect Corp., has launched what is pitched as the first ever virtual try-on NFT collection.

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Menswear brand chooses Infor CloudSuite Fashion as part of a major IT overhaul to meet the challenges of diversifying its sales channels with the rise of e-commerce and to optimise customer satisfaction by managing its stocks as closely as possible to demand in real time

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Shake Shack is getting in the bitcoin game, offering the cryptocurrency to customers making purchases using the Cash App, a digital wallet.

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Buffalo Wild Wings has once again renewed its partnership with QSR Automations.

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Casey's is teaming with GetUpside to offer the platform's cashback promotions available to customers. The partnership will kick off with fuel promotions before expanding to include in-store and restaurant promotions in the months to come.

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Australian founded fashion brand, Forever New, has launched new mobile apps with poq technology.

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UK retailer Marks and Spencer is scaling its omnichannel capabilities in India with IBM Sterling supply chain solutions.

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Top 100 retailer Steinhafels’ new omnichannel website, steinhafels.com, has launched on Blueport Commerce’s platform.

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Ted Baker has launched a new website in partnership with BigCommerce.

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The fast-casual create-your-own salad franchise, a WOWorks brand, is opening 20 new ghost kitchen locations in Central Florida through a partnership with ghost kitchen franchise Combo Kitchen.

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French fashion house Figaret has chosen OneStock OMS for an ominchannel initiative that includes deployment of the latter’s Order In-Store solution in all 29 of its stores.

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Infor announced that Ostseehotel Dierhagen has decided to upgrade to the Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS). The hotel near Rostock, Germany, is taking a significant step towards digital transformation and equipping itself for the future.

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Tortoise’s Mobile Smart Store, which offers a 15-second frictionless tap-to-pay checkout experience on wheels, officially debuts today at the Curbivore conference, in Los Angeles, and is revealing its first 18 launch customers, including omnichannel retailer Choice Market.

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Shoppertainment startup Firework has announced a partnership with The Fresh Market, an American chain of supermarkets.

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