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Hundreds of ATMs at Murphy USA locations in 26 states have been replaced or converted to premier locations by Dolphin Debit, a wholly owned subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide.

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Coles has become Australia’s first major supermarket to offer drone delivery. Thanks to a pilot with global on-demand drone delivery service Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

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Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts is the first customer to roll out the fully integrated mobile guest journey from Maestro and Zaplox.

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Aloha Poke Co. is deploying Squadle Food Safety in nine of its company-owned restaurants across the upper Midwest. Squadle will ensure that Aloha Poke maintains operational consistency across all its stores with focus on ensuring the highest level of food safety standards as the brand continues to expand nationwide.

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The case study, which can be viewed here, explores how an inventory-management solution has helped Subway eliminate hassles for more than 24,000 of its restaurants throughout North America.

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Walgreens and 7-Eleven are now partnering with Shipt, an independently operated, wholly-owned subsidiary of Target Corp. According to Shipt, the addition of these two retailers on its marketplace increases its store coverage across the country by more than 40% and represents the most stores ever added to its online delivery marketplace at one time.

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Ahlsell has expanded their partnership with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to include forecasting and replenishment for their 200 stores.

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Asos has signed a new agreement with Microsoft that will see the fast fashion giant continue to use Microsoft Cloud as its preferred cloud platform for the next five years.

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In a bid to strengthen its consumer efforts, both for the novice DIY-er and its Pro segment, Lowe’s has launched several initiatives to improve the end experience, implementing changes across its entire ecosystem, including the supply chain.

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Salata Salad Kitchen has chosen an advanced video analytics solution from Interface Security Systems to gain critical operational insights. In addition to leveraging an upgraded security camera system installed by Interface, Salata will deploy Interface’s “Restaurant-Technology-in-a-Box” to upgrade their network and voice connectivity.

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Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. has partnered with Valyant AI to scale its conversational AI platform in drive-thrus at franchisee locations across the nation.

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In a new corporate blog post, Walmart details the many steps it is taking to utilize innovative solutions and strategies across the enterprise to enhance “last mile” (the part of the supply chain where packages travel from a pickup center to their final destination) delivery performance.

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Following its acquisition last year of Zeekit, creator of a virtual fitting room platform, Walmart is rolling out the venture’s tech, starting with a Choose My Model feature, to users of the retailer’s app and website.

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To help support international growth, The Captain’s Boil uses a full suite of Givex Information Technology Group solutions in its restaurants, including POS, kitchen display, gift card, loyalty, and inventory control systems, as well as an online ordering app. The Captain’s Boil also pivoted its business by reinforcing its takeout/delivery platforms with Givex technology.

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The department store retailer produced solid numbers to end its fiscal year and detailed how it plans to use technology to continue growth in the year ahead.

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Ignitiv, a leading eCommerce agency, and Kibo, the leader in unified commerce, are pleased to announce the successful implementation of “buy online, pick up in store” (BOPIS) at Bi-Mart.

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The company is building more automated fulfillment centers attached to existing stores. It will also be experimenting with autonomous trucks and using its own workers to make deliveries, along with expanding a service where staffers can leave packages inside homes.

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As part of an ongoing transition, Ahold Delhaize USA has converted its first supply-chain facility to its integrated, self-managed network in 2022.

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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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Reneson installed GuestEQ at each of its seven hotels because it was a solution that handled both guest and staff communications effectively.

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Carrefour has opened its first BIO store in the UAE, featuring the retailer’s first ever café and an in-store hydroponic farm.

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Dine Brands, the parent company of Applebee’s and IHOP, is investing in digital technologies to target consumers’ evolving habits, driving spending both through digital channels and inside its restaurants.

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As part of a broader digital transformation effort, Levi Strauss & Co. is developing robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities. With RPA, the company can create bots that automate labor-intensive and lower-level tasks, enabling employees to spend time on higher-level analytical and judgment-based work.

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Panera Bread has launched a new feature on its mobile app that allows guests to order meals on their own devices for plated dine-in service. Dubbed Contactless Dine-In, the new feature is designed to help guests avoid lines or shared devices like kiosks or pagers, and joins curbside, drive-thru, pick-up and delivery.

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Boots UK has implemented Recite Me assistive and language support technology across its online store

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The Michaels Companies Inc. is partnering with the retail media technology and service provider Criteo to enable brands and agencies participating in Criteo's retail media platform and ecosystem to engage its customer base.

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The retailer has teamed up with technology company Criteo to launch its own retail media platform. Brands and agencies that are already part of Criteo’s retail media platform and ecosystem can engage Michael’s customer base.

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Symphony RetailAI today announced that it has signed an agreement with Rimi Baltic, which will be using Symphony RetailAI’s SaaS-based micro and macro space optimization solutions.

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Coming off its best financial year ever, the Baltimore wedding and meetings destination says PVNG's "simple," "smooth," "user friendly" accounting software requires minimal training and support.

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The Very Group, which operates online retailer Very, has announced plans to transform the technology behind its e-commerce platform via a new partnership with commercetools.

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