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Tractor Supply Company (TSC) and Citi Retail Services have agreed to a multi-year extension of their decades-old credit card relationship, the two companies announced on Monday (May 24).

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Best Buy Canada has placed an order to deploy Pricer’s electronic shelf labels (ESL) system in its 129 stores.

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Dutch Bros Coffee realized going into growth mode that it would need an enterprise-ready POS that could integrate with its other systems and provide easy access to business insights. The company deployed Xenial Enterprise Cloud POS on iPads in all 400 locations.

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When women’s apparel retailer Chico’s first sought to modernize its retail experience, the goal was to offer customers a more robust, personalized shopping experience and the ability to engage with its associates anywhere, and on any device.

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The chicken QSR worked with Israel-based AI company, Hi Auto, to bring conversational AI to the Englewood, Ohio store's drive-thru at a time when QSR customers are clamoring for more in-car restaurant orders and retrievals.

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Quadpay announced today a partnership with Newegg Inc. an online retailer of computer hardware and consumer electronics. The partnership will give Newegg access to Quadpay’s innovative Buy Now, Pay Later installment payment service.

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European unmanned grocery stores venture, Lifvs, has selected Pricer’s electronic shelf label (ESL) solution to power staffless pricing.

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James Bond has a new home: Amazon and MGM announced a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for $8.45 billion.

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Decathlon Canada is deploying 55 Exotec Skypod mobile 3D robots across 30 distribution centers. The implementation is scheduled to go live at a facility in Montreal in December 2021, just in time to help the retailer meet the demands of holiday shopping and returns. Decathlon Canada expects to handle 8 million items per year with the solution once it is fully rolled out.

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Go10, a UK and European distributor of consumer electronics and general consumer products, is working with Brightpearl to streamline its operations as it expands its roster.

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GOLDEN ABC, Inc. – one of the leading fashion retailers in the Philippines and home to brands Penshoppe, OXGN, Regatta, ForMe, Memo, and BOCU – today announced that it will expand its partnership with Aptos, a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, to cultivate advanced omnichannel growth.

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Levi Strauss & Co. was able to drastically reduce its return rates after implementing the MySize smartphone-based apparel measurement solution during a pilot program in Turkey.

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Tesco is testing out a new rapid delivery service, Whoosh, at an Express store in Wolverhampton.

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Wawa has selected Performics to handle its digital media strategy, planning and buying across Wawa’s more than 900 U.S. locations, the company said. Performics is responsible for paid search, e-commerce Strategy, SEO, programmatic display and more.

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BP is extending its multi-year, managed services agreement with Diebold Nixdorf and will leverage DN AllConnect Services globally to drive the company's transformation as it seeks to reduce the operational complexity of managing thousands of retail sites.

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Foot Locker has deployed new websites to better leverage data analytics, announced it will eliminate its Footaction banner, and has opened a new store. Learn how the footwear and appeal retailer is preparing its store fleet for the future.

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Food to go retailer, Pret A Manger, has selected Tech Mahindra as its technology and digital transformation partner.

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The Giumarra Cos. and The Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. recently took part in a groundbreaking pilot with the goal of providing faster service, fresher food and less waste.

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Samsonite is rolling out digital solutions from SessionCam, a Glassbox company, in an effort to tackle any delays on its digital platforms, combat cart abandonment, and gain a deeper level of understanding into how its customers digitally interact.

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The discount giant, which plans to create a fintech startup offering “modern, innovative and affordable financial solutions” to customers and employees with fintech investment firm Ribbit Capital, is for the first time making Western Union money transfer services available at all 4,700-plus Walmart locations across the U.S.

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Perfect Corp. and Snap have launched a shoppable Lens experience with first brand partner, The Estée Lauder Companies.

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Fazoli’s placed team members in the drive-thru with tablets and walkie talkies, launched curbside pickup in less than one week and promoted all their channels --mobile, online and third-party delivery.

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Eight months into their partnership, Instacart and 7-Eleven have rolled out same-day delivery to nearly 6,000 of the convenience retail giant’s U.S. stores.

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A major home electronics brand is joining the trends of livestream retailing and social influencers.

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The next generation Panera Bread store design will feature a double drive-thru with a pickup lane, contactless ordering and dine-in, and a new look on the inside

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Medallia, Inc. announced that Prestige Hotels and Resorts has selected Medallia Go as its experience management platform of choice.

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The operator of more than 2200 cstores will leverage Engage3s suite of mobile applications for a seamless integration

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Coca-Cola HBC has chosen Blue Yonder’s SaaS-based Luminate Planning solutions, which are built on Microsoft Azure, to power its end-to-end supply chain.

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Google’s going brick-and-mortar. The tech giant announced it will establish its very first retail store, which will sell Nests, Pixel phones, and other Google products. The store will also provide technical support for its devices and products.

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Quotient announced today an expanded partnership withHy-Vee, Inc. to deliver offsite media services and experiences, digital promotions, measurement and granular targeting through its new Hy-Vee Digital Media Network.

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The Los Angeles-based, direct-to-consumer retailer of men’s and women’s jewelry collections and accessories is managing global online fulfillment with the cloud-based Descartes Systems Group e-commerce warehouse management system (WMS).

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Epson America, Inc. today introduced the latest advancement in mobile point of sale with the OmniLink TM-m30II-SL thermal receipt printer with built-in tablet mount. This unique, compact all-in-one mobile POS solution is designed for space-constrained retail and hospitality environments.

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Global brand development company Authentic Brands Group (ABG) and its partner Sparc Group, a venture backed by Simon Property Group, are rolling out “Pay in 4” services from global retail bank, payments and shopping service Klarna at the e-commerce sites of Aéropostale, Nautica, Nine West, and Brooks Brothers.

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Sisense, an AI-driven platform for infusing analytics everywhere, today announced how its customer, Bakers Delight, is using the Sisense Fusion Platform to help capture, surface and analyze its data as part of its digital transformation journey.

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Bed Bath & Beyond has bolstered its same-day delivery services domestically via a collaboration with DoorDash. The latter company’s white-label fulfillment platform, DoorDash Drive, will fuel same-day delivery.

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Irish retailer Dunnes Stores has launched its first ever app.

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First Insight, Inc. today announced an expansion of its partnership with Hard Rock International, a leader in the hospitality, leisure and gaming industry.

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Sezzle Inc. today announced a new partnership with Lamps Plus, the nation's largest specialty lighting retailer.

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Both Target and Walmart have seen their digital sales channels grow tremendously since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. With the strong growth in e-commerce sales, both big-box retailers see an opportunity to take a page out of Amazon's playbook and spend more on bringing package delivery in-house.

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Greek sports retailer, Cosmos Sport, has deployed Fit Analytics’ Fit Finder online sizing solution.

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The partnership agreement enables hotels in the Collection to contract with Duetto at preferred terms for its GameChange application for pricing optimization ScoreBoard for intelligent reporting and BlockBusterf or optimizing contracted business segments

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Herman Miller has launched a newly renovated retail website tailor-made for customers through more than 110 hours of customer research, in-depth feedback, and user testing from over 200 different participants.

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L'Oréal Paris is launching a omni-channel concept store in collaboration with AKQA in Shanghai, offering visitors a personalised experience and cultivating a better relationship with customers.

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Google Cloud and vidaXL today announced they have entered into a three-year partnership to facilitate the digital growth ambitions of the international online brand.

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Retailer-owned supermarket cooperative Wakefern Food Corp. has selected customer data science provider dunnhumby as its strategic platform for category management and merchandising.

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