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Sweden’s largest grocery retailer reports substantial improvements with AI-driven forecasting and replenishment solution.

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Givex Corp. is pleased to announce that a Fortune 500 international energy company chose Givex's industry-leading gift card program to power its entire North American network of gas stations.

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When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of consumers across the U.S., retailers faced a grim reality: store closures. While some are bouncing back — and in some places quicker than others — analysts say that store closures aren’t done yet.

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Retail Technology Leader Jumpmind Brings Newfound Interactive and Personalized Digital Engagement to Inspire Shoppers at Checkout

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Dollar General is known for its ubiquitous physical footprint, especially in rural America, and for delivering value to its customers. It’s less known for creating modern digital experiences for them.

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Domino’s is ensuring all its disparate data is distributed through the proper pipelines to provide insights.

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Two beauty retailers are expanding their DoorDash collaborations while a third is initiating delivery with the on-demand platform.

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Increasingly, Target is positioning itself as another member of the retail tech giant club.

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Adidas is leveraging image optimization capabilities powered by artificial intelligence. It is working with Cloudinary on the effort.

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The discount chain is piloting first-of-its-kind 3D weaving technology from Unspun in its apparel supply chain.

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Steve Madden Ltd. helps track its compliance with proprietary sustainability programs from various suppliers using social audit technology from SAP and its partner Inspectorio.

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The supply chain snarls that followed the pandemic have been mostly unsnarled. Inflation has fallen far below its 2022 peak. And the economy continues to hum, with the recession forecasts that dominated last year well in the rearview mirror.

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Kitchen retailer Wren Kitchens is using Descartes Systems Group appointment scheduling, route planning and optimisation solution.

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Fashion retailer Reiss has announced a new partnership with AI powered verification platform Compare Ethics as part of its commitment to sustainability and the use of responsible materials and standards in this area.

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The marketplace leverages a scalable Kingfisher technology platform built in conjunction with partners at Mirakl. Kingfisher is preparing to launch a further marketplace harnessing this technology at its Castorama Poland banner later this year.

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With over 1,000 convenience stores nationwide, One Stop will initially introduce Snappy Shopper's quick commerce services to 250 of these locations, starting from June.

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Wakefern Food Corp. has launched Wakefern Media Exchange, an innovative omnichannel retail media network that helps consumer brands maximize their advertising investments.

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Hana, an innovator in RFID tire tag technology, is proud to announce the signing of a new license agreement with the world-renowned tire manufacturer Michelin.

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Ulta Beauty is teaming up with packaging waste solution provider Pact to divert beauty product empties from landfills. The leading beauty retailer is providing collection bins from Pact’s The Beauty Dropoff recycling program at all of its 1,350-plus U.S. stores.

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Mexican retailer Waldo’s Dollar Mart is using Oracle Cloud finance and merchandising applications to manage its complex, multi-format business model while continuing to scale to offer customers more choices in products and buying channels.

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Manhattan Associates Inc. today announced that Gémo, a leading French footwear and clothing retailer, has chosen Manhattan Active Warehouse Management (WM) to support its digital transformation journey in response to increased consumer demand for omnichannel and sustainable shopping.

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German hardware and DIY retailer achieves significant process improvements with the RELEX forecasting and stock replenishment solution.

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Nedap’s iD Cloud will be used to increase stock accuracy and optimize product availability within stores.

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Since implementing a product information management (PIM) solution from Akeneo in January, Zenni Optical has reduced data inconsistency issues across teams by approximately 60% and cut the time needed to manage product data by over 70%.

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Avery Dennison has announced a partnership with fashion apparel company company Bestseller. It recently deployed Avery Dennison’s distribution centre (DC) solution.

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&pizza has launched a new loyalty program called Dead Presidents Club in partnership with Thanx. This program aims to boost customer engagement through a tiered system with personalized rewards.

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Coborn’s has inked a deal to add technology-enabled salad bars from Picadeli of Sweden to 15 supermarkets in several of the Midwestern states where the chain operates.

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ON has announced a slate of new retail partnerships. New clients include Kut from the Kloth, a denim brand; Business & Pleasure Co., an outdoor and lifestyle brand; and n+Bikes, a specialist in the micromobility space.

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Ulta Beauty is testing a next-gen in-store sampling program via SOS smart vending machines that provides guests with easy and fast product discovery.

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Dierbergs, a family-owned grocery chain in St. Louis, has partnered with Swiftly, a retail tech and tool provider, to integrate digital and in-store offerings for a deeper personalized shopping experience.

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Robert Dyas reports that there are now 500 dropship suppliers on its online store, ranging from startups to well known brands.

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British online menswear brand, Dobell, says that its has taken ownership of its post-purchase experience, reducing ‘where is my order’ (WISMO) queries, driving business profitability and generating a 57% click through rate (CTR) on post-purchase emails, in partnership with Scurri.

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GK Software today announced Follett Higher Education, North America’s leading provider of collegiate retail and course materials, selected GK as its new cloud-based point-of-sale provider.

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Primark is introducing self-service checkouts across more of its stores after starting the roll-out in 2022.

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Marrfish, a supplier to restaurants and catering organisations, is using Podfather’s logistics planning, route optimisation and ePOD software to ensure its fish is delivered in premium condition.

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UK online running shoes, running clothing and outdoor gear retailer SportsShoes.com has announced a new partnership with Visualsoft.

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Currys has become the first tech retailer to partner with WelcoMe, with the aim of improving the shopping experience for customers with disabilities.

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Valora, a convenience retailer in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Luxembourg and Germany, is working with RELEX Solutions as it looks to enhance availability, reduce waste and ultimately improve customer satisfaction.

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Enactor has announced implementation of a self-checkout (SCO) system in luxury department store Harrods.

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Customers nationwide can now order ice cream, sundaes, beverages and more through the BR App, with items ready for pickup in as little as 15 minutes.

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Very Ireland has launched Take 3, allowing customers to pay in three and pay no interest, along with a first ever mobile app.

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Walmart aims to strengthen retail everywhere by offering its proven tech to other businesses; latest solution enhances the efficiency of the middle mile, allowing businesses to more consistently keep their customers’ desired products in stock.

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The e-tail giant’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary Zoox, is building on its successful 2023 pilot of a purpose-built self-driving robotaxi on open public roads with no manual controls or human safety driver.

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Amazon equipped third-party sellers with advanced AI tools designed to streamline the creation and editing of product listings.

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Walmart hopes to sell its AI-powered truck routing software to other companies. Walmart has been using its Route Optimization tool — which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to plot more efficient routes for its delivery trucks — for years, and announced Thursday (March 14) it would make it available to other businesses.

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"If you dislike change, you will dislike irrelevance even more." This is a quote I heard from one of my mentors, Adam Witty, hundreds of times in my tenure working with him.

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The teen apparel and accessories retailer is deploying a joint solution from data platform provider SoundCommerce and marketing technology vendor Cordial to send customers email, SMS, and mobile app messages based on data.

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Digital Wave Technology today announced that MadaLuxe Group, North America’s leading distributor of luxury fashion and accessory brands, is implementing Maestro AI.

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The Woodcliff Lake, N.J.-based chain has hired Excess Space Retail Services, a Newmark company, to oversee its site selection and lease renewal programs and optimize its national store footprint.

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