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Caribe Royale implemented more than 1,300 Cat 6 connections in all the guestrooms and added more than 600 access points within the resort.

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Chick-fil-A announced Monday it would be partnering with Darling Ingredients to turn its used cooking oil into renewable transportation fuel.

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The Kroger Co. and NVIDIA have announced a collaboration to reimagine the shopping experience using AI-enabled applications and services.

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Jersey Mike's, which operates over 2,000 locations, has tapped Soci Inc. to help streamline its localized marketing strategy, including local listings, social and reputation management and social advertising across platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Google Business Profile and Yelp.

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Sephora USA, Inc. has partnered with FreedomPay to integrate FreedomPay’s data-driven commerce technology platform in Sephora’s 500-plus stores across the Americas.

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Robotic technology from GreyOrange will be used at Walmart Canada’s new $118 million sortable fulfilment centre in Rocky View County, Alberta, located just outside of Calgary.

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The discount giant is in the process of requiring its vendors to provide products that include on their merchandise-attached sales tags a small sticker that features an electronic product code (EPC), instead of only a traditional barcode.

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Bally is replacing its current Retail Point of Service (POS) systems with Oracle Retail Xstore across 18 countries. With the mobile Oracle systems, Bally associates will have easy access to the data they need to understand customer preferences better and move freely to help customers find the merchandise they are seeking – be it in-store or online – and check-out with ease.

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Sobeys Inc. parent Empire Company Ltd. is ramping up online grocery delivery operations in Quebec with the launch of the new Voilà par IGA service.

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ASX listed alternative credit provider humm has announced a multi-market partnership with online retailer The Hut Group.

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Sports lodge partners with leader in automated intelligence for the on-premise hospitality industry to utilize advanced technology systemwide

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Boscov’s is rolling out the cloud-based digital commerce platform for marketplace and drop-ship activity from Logicbroker.

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BP has had a steady presence in the convenience channel with its ampm banner on the West Coast. Three years ago, it entered a joint venture with ArcLight Capital Partners to acquire Thorntons, the roughly 200-store chain based in Louisville, Ky.

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New technological enhancements make embarkation smoother and quicker on all cruise departures across the fleet.

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Market x Flutter, a sports betting, gaming and entertainment retailer in Dublin, Ireland, opened its newly renovated global headquarters featuring a completely frictionless store operated by Compass Group Ireland.

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Selina partnered with Duetto to drive revenue automation and business reporting efficiencies across its portfolio.

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Digital on-demand convenience service Gopuff announced Monday (March 21) its first restaurant partner for Gopuff Kitchen, its meal delivery service, which has previously sold meals prepared in-house. Through this partnership, the company will offer late-night meal deliveries from North Palm Beach, Florida-based fast-casual chain BurgerFi’s “Fi on the Fly” food truck.

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Loop Neighborhood has teamed up with auto app Way.com to power the drive-through car wash experience at multiple Loop convenience store locations throughout California. The partnership officially commenced in January.

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Florida-based burger and kebab concept Pincho and Nashville-based Hattie B's Hot Chicken are deploying hidden menus to diners by tapping Thanx Loyalty 3.0 features.

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Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. is partnering with a major electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider, and gaining a new marketing channel in the process.

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Electronics retailer MediaMarkt is set to deliver its online orders in a CO2 neutral way and on the same day via the Bringly platform.

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Army & Air Force Exchange Service's (AAFES) nearly 150 micro markets are growing rapidly as an option where service members can fuel up with better-for-you meals and snacks while staying close to their workplace.

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Walmart and Sam’s Club, the retailer’s big-box warehouse subsidiary, have accused rival retailer BJ’s Wholesale Club of stealing technology in a new lawsuit.

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The fuelService mobile app enables CITGO customers who need assistance to quickly and conveniently find nearby gas stations that offer help. Upon the customer's arrival, the app then notifies the gas station attendant so someone can assist them.

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Manhattan Associates Inc. announced today that fashion brand Scotch & Soda has chosen Manhattan Active Allocation and Manhattan Active® Warehouse Management as part of a strategic move to drive its global omnichannel transformation.

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WOWorks, the parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and The Simple Greek, has deployed its biggest technology upgrade in company history and hired Kyle Mark to serve as its first CIO.

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Accolade Wines' Australian brand Banrock Station has unveiled an augmented reality (AR) experience whereby users scan a label on a wine bottle with their smartphone camera and take a trip around the world to check out some of the company’s 130+ environmental projects.

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Richemont is applying machine learning (ML) to ensure customers receive the right product recommendations, when and how they want them.

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Ulta Beauty will leverage IRI’s suite of solutions for e-commerce data, consumer insights and merchandising tools.

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The consumer goods giant first used the solution, called GreenToken by SAP, in Indonesia, last year. This was for a proof of concept project covering 188,000 tonnes of palm oil fruit. During that work, suppliers were able to create digital tokens capturing information on the palm oil’s origin and its journey across the supply chain.

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Giant Eagle Inc. moving forward with a rollout of the Digi SmartSense Internet of Things (IoT)-based temperature monitoring platform.

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Pilot Company, a travel center operator, launched a $1 billion initiative today that includes self-checkout kiosks, according to a press release.

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Selecta Group, the Switzerland-based route service provider of convenience services, is launching its next generation of food tech solutions in Europe — a modern, fully automated store concept at Corda Campus in Hasselt, Belgium,

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Global fuel retailer bp has unveiled a series of initiatives for innovating the future of fuel and convenience stations in the U.S., including self-checkout technology from Mashgin and Grabango, according to a press release.

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Hoteliers have realized the benefits that come with implementing technology and are keen to keep the momentum alive.

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As the industry spent the winter dealing with labor shortages, and chains including Best Buy cited the omicron variant as having a negative impact in staffing, many retailers turned to technology to keep their employees feeling engaged and appreciated.

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Etam is delivering services to its customers that include omnichannel sales and its Try@Home app, leveraging an RFID solution from Avery Dennison Smartrac to bring visibility to the supply chain as garments are ordered, shipped or returned.

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Enaura Bridal is launching an online wedding dress shopping experience designed to bring the brick-and-mortar store directly to customers.

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With the pandemic shifting how people travel, hotels have been hard at work finding new ways to interact with guests. The Don CeSar, a historic, independent property on Florida’s Gulf Coast known as the Pink Palace®, found that a mobile app was the best way for it to connect with customers.

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