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Dash In, a Wills Group convenience store chain, has selected commerce and loyalty firm Hathway to launch a new mobile customer platform. The platform covers retail purchasing, in-app fuel rewards, order ahead and food delivery features and car wash purchases.

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Infor has announced that Lemahieu has chosen Infor’s multi-tenant cloud ERP solution dedicated to the fashion and textile industries; Infor CloudSuite Fashion.

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Petco Love, an animal welfare nonprofit operated by Petco Health and Wellness Company, is introducing its facial recognition technology to roughly 1,000 animal shelters and rescues in cities and rural areas in the hopes of reuniting lost pets with their owners, Chain Store Age reported.

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Profitero, Inc. today announced a new global partnership with Garden and Pet industry leader Central Garden & Pet Company to further grow Central’s ambition to build the leading eCommerce business in its categories.

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NCR helped Chipotle Europe deliver online and mobile ordering with local languages and currencies to serve up the same delicious experience, everywhere.

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Midwestern retailer Fleet Farm has launched a new loyalty program, Fleet Rewards, and debuted its first-ever Fleet Farm mobile app.

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XTM, Inc.'s Today Mobile App and instant payout solution was chosen by several Pizza Hut Franchisees for a same-day payment solution for driver earnings and gratuity payouts.

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Market America Worldwide, owner of e-commerce site SHOP.COM, has partnered with buy now, pay later venture Sezzle.

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In April, Macey’s rolled out new enhanced functionality of its existing Rosie grocery omnichannel commerce platform, including one-click checkout, “deep linking,” and multichannel marketing tools.

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A union that represents Macy’s employees scored a victory in challenging a self-checkout feature in the retailer’s mobile app.

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BJ’s Wholesale Club today announced a new online shopping experience for BJ’s Optical, which allows shoppers to purchase sunglasses and prescription eyewear on Optical.BJs.com.

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Rapid Growth Creates Challenges in Application Performance & Hybrid Cloud

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La Sirena will partner with RELEX Solutions to automate the retailer’s planning processes and integrate its supply chain.

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Landry’s Chairman and CEO Tilman Fertitta told CNBC on Tuesday that most of his restaurant chain’s brands will soon accept bitcoin as payment.

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eBay has partnered with digital payments solution provider Payoneer to simplify cross-border sales and streamline the payment experience for its sellers in select countries.

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When FTD was founded in 1910, it represented the absolute cutting edge in technology (the “T” in the name stood for the “telegraph” connecting a network of 13 florists). But a lot can happen in 111 years; in fact, as we’ve seen during the pandemic, a lot can happen in 111 days.

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After testing a Fillogic micro-distribution hub at its Deer Park Center in Long Island, Tanger Factory Outlets has announced it will expand the third-party logistics company’s system across its entire portfolio.

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Medallia, Inc. today announced The Container Store selected the Medallia Experience Cloud to transform their approach to customer experience.

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Walmart said on Wednesday (April 28) that it is launching “an expanded early payment program” with an eye toward “supporting the long-term growth and success of diverse and minority-owned businesses.”

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Starbucks is using their AI technology, Deep Brew, to hone customer personalization and to monitor vaccination progress in multiple markets throughout the world.

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US-based Wakefern Food Corp. is expanding its use of CitrusAd’s retail media technology.

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Family-owned department store chain Boscov’s is upgrading its ecommerce ecosystem through an expanded partnership with unified commerce platform Kibo.

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The department store giant has expanded its partnership with electric vehicle charging networks company Volta to offer free charging to its customers at dozens of locations nationwide. Contributing to Macy’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, Volta will continue deploying its electric vehicle charging services at key Macy’s properties.

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Pactum, a company that uses artificial intelligence and a chatbot interface to automate contract negotiations for some of the world’s largest corporations, including Walmart and electrical equipment distributor Wesco International. Shipping giant Maersk Group is also trialing the software.

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California-based Yogurtland is offering online ordering and has revamped its mobile app and Rewards Program via a partnership with Olo, a digital ordering platform.

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Delta Apparel, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Dallas-based Autoscale.ai to integrate its technology that automates the product design, marketplace listings and advertising management for online retail.

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Golden Corral expanded its off-premises guest service options by launching a drive-thru and retrofitting its store with a “To-Go Room.”

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New Jersey-based Muscle Maker Inc., the parent company of Muscle Maker Grill, Healthy Joe's, MMG Burger Bar and Superfit Foods, is accepting bitcoin as an alternative to cash, credit or debit forms of payment.

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The Walt Disney Company is leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global roll-out of its online streaming video service Disney+.

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Pivotree Inc. today announced that one of North America’s leading fashion and accessory retailers and a longstanding client has selected Pivotree to modernize its unified commerce platform and further evolve its Frictionless Commerce strategy.

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The Coast Guard Exchange (CGX) has partnered with RangeMe to streamline discovery and bring more high-quality products to their shelves.

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Two exemplars of retailers using AI and machine learning to optimize inventory control and ensure that there's stock on the physical and virtual shelves for customers to buy.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision technology provider Accel Robotics will open Valet Market, a 1,500-sq.-ft. autonomous store, within Brookfield’s Vantage Pointe in San Diego's East Village. Valet Market shoppers will download the store’s app and use their phone to check in.

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Komplett will partner with RELEX Solutions to optimize their forecasting and replenishment.

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Woolworths Group has announced plans for its first automated customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Auburn, New South Wales as it looks to better serve the online grocery needs of Western Sydney customers.

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Physical store sales at Amazon fell by double digits in the fiscal 2021 first quarter, even as the retail giant saw overall net sales jump more than 40% and adjusted earnings per share come in 65% higher than Wall Street’s forecast.

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Asda has launched Our Inclusion Network, a digital platform where its 140,000 employees can be part of the retailer’s inclusion initiatives and discussions.

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An IoT enabled SaaS solution encourages and monitors staff hand washing to better protect Butler's workforce from risk of infection and comply with new food & safety regulations.

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Casey’s General Stores Inc. has selected Engage3, which helps retailers track and optimize market information.

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Casey’s General Stores has formed a partnership with Engage3 to help optimize its market information. The convenience retailer will harness the Competitive Intelligence Management (CIM) solution to gain access to granular competitive data on 30 billion product pricing records collected annually in the U.S. and Canada and like-item-linking visibility.

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Not to be outdone by Amazon and Walmart, The Kroger Co. has teamed with Drone Express, part of TELEGRID Technologies, for a pilot involving grocery delivery via autonomous drones.

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Panera is working with Adobe to improve curbside pickup and mobile ordering through its app, the companies announced. Customers can order in the app or on kiosks inside stores.

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Publix, The Save Mart Companies, and Price Chopper/Market 32 are accepting federal benefit payments for eligible online orders.

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