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A Washington, D.C. marketplace has deployed a contactless ordering and payment approach that lets diners order ahead or scan QR codes at tables to choose meal selections.

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JD Sports has worked with Maintel to modernise the telephony network across its European stores.

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M&S has been working with Blue Yonder as part of its plans to reduce costs and improve stock flow by revamping its supply chain.

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Turkish retailer Migros Ticaret has worked with Asis Automation to develop a robot product picking assistant called Taro.

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Things Remembered says that it has seen a 5.15% increase in conversion rates since implementing Namogoo’s machine learning and AI powered customer journey hijacking prevention solution.

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Granngården has driven significant improvements to their goods flow and overall capacity management processes through their partnership with RELEX Solutions.

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Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has opened a new store at the DXB airport in Dubai.

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Online discount retailer MandM Direct has enlisted Dataiku to support its data science practice.

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Walmart is putting a spotlight on employee safety with a wearable technology program it is implementing in its distribution centers.

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The world’s largest convenience retailer is advancing digital transformation in Japan with a new data analysis platform built on Google Cloud.

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Convenience store chain Enmarket has released a new mobile app with fuel payment capabilities and perks. Customers can use the app to view fuel prices, monitor fuel rewards, take advantage of fuel discounts and more.

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Import volume is expected to be a third higher than last year as the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Southern Co-op customers can now get home deliveries, provided via the Snappy Shopper app, in more locations after a trial in Chichester and Portsmouth.

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Delivery platform Instacart is teaming up with convenience pharmaceutical company Rite Aid for delivery of everyday needs in as little as two hours.

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Perficient, Inc. today announced the successful implementation of its advanced order management system (OMS) and commerce experience for Sally Beauty Holdings.

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Kettlemans Bagel integrated systems for online ordering and contactless payments into its new Oracle MICROS Simphony Point-of-Sale system.

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Three-year renewal enables innovative grocer to deliver engaging, science-based prices that deliver healthy business results

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Torchy's Tacos fans can get their taco fixes with a tap thanks to the Austin-based chain's mobile app. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, the app allows customers to save and reorder favorite menu items, pay with Apple Pay or saved credit cards and choose contactless delivery or pick-up.

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Wingstop deploys new technologies using a test-and-learn strategy to ensure that any unforeseen problems surface before new systems have been fully deployed, the company’s chief technology officer said in a presentation Tuesday as part of the Nation’s Restaurant News CREATE series.

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Under Armour has worked with Emakina and Fluent Commerce to launch an e-commerce platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Chick-fil-A is entering the delivery-only market with the introduction of Little Blue Menu in Nashville later this year and Atlanta in 2022, the company announced Wednesday.

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Fashion retailer Forever New has partnered with retail technology solutions firm Ace Turtle, India’s leading omnichannel platform company, to deliver omnichannel experiences to its customers and strengthen its retail presence in India.

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Australian fashion retailer Cotton On, part of Cotton On Group, has launched online in the UK.

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El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. plans to expand its test of drive-thru order-taking tablets this month as it works to reduce customer wait times, executives said Thursday.

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Sustainable clothing brand PANGAIA has partnered with connected products solution EON to power “digital passports” for its products as the company seeks to enhance its transparency, traceability and circularity efforts.

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Delek U.S. Holdings is bringing computer vision-based self-checkout technology to select convenience stores this summer.

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The Container Store will roll out post-purchase order tracking and notification solutions from Narvar beginning this summer. The retailer also plans to introduce a self-service online returns process later in 2021.

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Asda is testing out online grocery boxes at customers’ homes for unattended deliveries.

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Atria Denmark will partner with RELEX Solutions to improve demand forecasting and planning for all sales channels.

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CVS CarePass members get free Shipt delivery of prescriptions, Rite Aid taps DoorDash for non-Rx deliveries

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UK-based DTC brand Loaf has partnered with Cylindo to boost its online furniture shopping experience with 3D product visualisation and 4K zoom.

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Swedish startup Returnado has launched a Returnado Rescue platform which will power ASKET’s new Revival Programme.

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Costa Coffee has teamed with US startup Starship Technologies to launch robot coffee delivery in Milton Keynes.

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The idea of a pizza vending machine doesn’t sound half bad, but setting up one in Italy, where they practically invented pizza? Now that’s a recipe for disaster.

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Workwear brand Dickies has partnered with 3DLOOK to offer its customers in China a personalized fitting experience on the Tmall Global marketplace.

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Henderson Technology has installed its EDGEPoS solution into the new Fresh n Save supermarket in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire.

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The retailer is leveraging Verint’s Experience Management technology to help it manage its growing e-commerce business.

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Hair color company Madison Reed is making its Color Bar stores more engaging for customers with the deployment of a new digital swatch panel experience at four locations: New York, Miami, Chicago and Boston.

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Footwear specialist Rubino Shoes is partnering with omnichannel customer engagement provider Emarsys to scale its local community focus in the digital environment.

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The Container Store is implementing new technology to capture customer feedback and deliver actionable insights across the organization.

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Coming off a year in which online alcohol sales doubled, the country’s largest direct-to-consumer (D2C) wine merchant has teamed up with a leading eCommerce platform provider to enable scores of vintners an increased ability to sell and promote their products.

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As consumers gear up for a summer of vacationing and adventuring, one consumer goods company is tapping into augmented reality for the first time in order to ensure its digital consumers can appreciate the true benefits of its products.

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