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Autonomous convenience store retailer Wundermart is expanding its operations, with plans to open more than 10,000 checkout-free stores in a partnership with contactless checkout company AiFi.

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National CineMedia is partnering with ATM.TV to offer content for movie fans at HD displays on top of ATMs at 7-Eleven stores across the U.S., according to a press release.

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A leading apparel brand with $2B+ in revenue was deeply concerned about its ability to meet online consumers’ expectations. The brand sought to bring its excellent brick-and-mortar customer experience online and made a firm delivery promise to consumers while also providing them with compelling promotions.

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British retailer Crew Clothing has selected Origin from Retail247 as its PIM platform.

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SimpleTire customers can streamline their product selection process with a new visual search feature.

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The retailer, which has been leveraging its retail tech investments during the pandemic, has teamed with GEP Software for its SMART unified, cloud-native source-to-pay platform.

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French food retailer, Conserverie la belle-iloise, has completed the deployment of Openbravo Commerce Cloud to its 86 stores.

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Takeout and delivery remain part of consumers’ dining habits one year after the start of the pandemic, with these trends showing no sign of slowing down. This expansion of engagement with restaurants — especially via mobile order-ahead apps — is also prompting more interest among fraudsters, unfortunately, who are zeroing in on eateries and these apps with more fervor.

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Paradies Lagardère, an airport retailer and restaurateur in North America, has become the first concessionaire to introduce MishiPay's innovative Scan, Pay & Go technology in the U.S. airport market.

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Six days. That’s how long it took to build the new Starbucks in Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada).

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The winter of 2020-21 saw three retailers deploy innovative, touch-free methods for customers to make in-store and online payments.

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Wrike, a collaborative work management platform, today announced that Walmart Canada is broadening its Wrike deployment across its organization to help streamline work processes, align projects to corporate strategies, and make data-informed business decisions.

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Dutch eyewear specialist Ace & Tate has announced an omnichannel partnership with Contentsquare.

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Anthropologie has unveiled its first digital-only catalog for its AnthroLiving collection on Pinterest as it seeks to connect with consumers searching for home décor inspiration on the popular social media app.

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BP is launching Price Match, a first-of-its-kind offer for BPme Rewards members that gives them the best gas price by automatically comparing BP and Amoco prices to competitor gas stations — Exxon, Mobil, Shell, Chevron, and Marathon — within a half-mile radius, or two miles if there are no competitors within that range.

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Clothing brand, GANT, which has over 750 stores in 80 countries, is close to completing a roll-out of Cegid Retail’s Unified Commerce Platform across Europe.

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TopPharm has selected Advertima to implement its artificial intelligence solution with 240 digital screens in 120 pharmacies in Switzerland by June.

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For most restaurants, the past year has been an enormously difficult one, as consumers turned to grocery shopping to meet the bulk of their food needs, avoiding the COVID risk of on-premise dining.

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American Furniture Warehouse, Bob's Furniture, Jerome’s Furniture, Missouri Furniture, and Slumberland Furniture, are among the leading retailers who recently partnered with Shoptelligence to improve consumer experience across the shopping continuum.

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Rusta, a Swedish retailer of home goods and recreational products, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to integrate and automate their supply chain.

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The specialty apparel retailer, which already leverages Kindred Sort robots to pick online orders in its U.S. distribution centers, has contracted with systems integrator Advanced Handling Systems (AHS) to design and integrate an Exotec Skypod System to optimize its returns picking process.

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Jane, a curated boutique marketplace, today announced it has integrated Klarna, to offer customers Klarna’s pay in 4 solutions at checkout.

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Loop Neighborhood is teaming up with an algorithmic customer engagement company to deliver personalized omnichannel customer engagement.

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Southeastern Grocers Inc. is partnering with Neptune Retail Solutions to leverage Neptune’s first-, second- and third-party sales data to identify and target relevant offers and promotions to its most profitable shoppers.

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Alibaba Group is this month rolling out its Xiaomanlv logistics robots to 15 universities in China.

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ARKO signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chakratec, an Israel-based developer of EV charging technology, to distribute the kinetic storage systems for fast charging of EVs.

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Lots of consumers wanted to get outside when the pandemic hit last year. Among the beneficiaries was Erik’s Bike Shop, a Minnesota-based retailer, which experienced a massive increase in web traffic and customer service requests — phone calls, emails, and chats. The staff was overwhelmed.

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Family Express is testing new technology that lets customers order fresh, made-to-order food from its Cravin's restaurants at the gas pump or car wash.

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Adyen says its UC offering was selected by Nando’s to “help deliver on its mission of providing cutting-edge customer experience, across every touchpoint” - and for its ability to provide a “single view of the customer across all payment channels – online, in-restaurant, and in-app – and to deliver insights that enable Nando’s to personalise each interaction”.

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Bed Bath & Beyond has selected RELEX Solutions as its inventory management technology partner.

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Domino’s Pizza is centralizing its AI and machine learning (ML) efforts on the Datatron platform.

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Fluent Commerce has partnered with Dutch pharmaceutical retailer Etos to roll-out a new order management system (OMS).

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Using the technology, customers at 30 stores in Denmark, Norway and Sweden can now scan and pay using their smartphones, leaving them free to exit without having to wait in line at a conventional checkout.

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Intersport has deployed an order management solution (OMS) from OneStock.

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Pura Vida will integrate Searchspring to gain greater site control, amplify frontend digital experience and power ecommerce growth

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Agilysys, Inc. today announced that Boyne Resorts has implemented the Agilysys InfoGenesis ecosystem of modern POS solutions for its sport and leisure resorts to improve guest service and optimize operations while promoting social distancing through contactless self-service options.

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Kwik Trip has deployed 1,000 Philips D-Line digital signs across its store fleet with the help of PPDS, a display solutions provider.

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GetGo is partnering with Grabango to pilot its contactless and frictionless technology, similar to Amazon Go, at one Pittsburgh store.

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Agilysys, Inc. announced that the Hotel Effie Sandestin has selected InfoGenesis POS solution, as well as its modern cloud-native SaaS Agilysys Pay Connect secure payment processing product to enhance their guest experience.

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Placing data and omnichannel experience at an interesting intersection, Zivame relies on AI and ML for consistently better customer experience and unhindered supply chain.

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In a move that separates it from the pack and provides a further signal that cryptocurrencies are moving mainstream, earlier this month, luxury hotel chain The Kessler Collection announced that it would begin accepting cryptocurrencies at eight of its high-end boutique hotels.

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Leading Men's and Women's clothing brand successfully implements the NewStore Omnichannel Platform in its 46 U.S. retail stores

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Customers at a new 7-Eleven can get Slurpees and tacos without having to leave their cars.

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Merchants in Romania can now accept contactless payments on their Android NFC smartphone or tablet using a software point of sale (sPOS) solution launched by OTP Bank.

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Shiji Group has recently implemented its Infrasys Cloud POS solution at Mandarin Oriental, Santiago in Santiago, Chile across the property's 10 outlets, including on-site restaurants, in-room dining, and the pool.

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