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Advanced Digital Data Inc. (ADD Systems) is partnering with Edwards Oil Inc. as the company's back office and home office software provider for its Lucky Seven General Stores.

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McDonald’s Corp. has negotiated new deals with two of its third-party delivery platforms, DoorDash and Uber Eats, and will be integrating McDelivery into its mobile smartphone app, the company said Monday.

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Albertsons Companies, Inc. has launched a retail media network designed to deliver digitally native, shopper-centric and engaging branded content to the company’s ever-growing network of shoppers.

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Habitat, a homewares brand within the Sainsbury’s group, has launched a new digital shopping experience entitled Room Creator and created by Hullabalook.

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Family-owned West Coast grocer The Save Mart is teaming up with tech firm Afresh Technologies to pilot an AI-driven fresh operating system in select Save Mart, Lucky California and FoodMaxx stores throughout California.

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Tyson Foods is investing in such technologies as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics as part of a new productivity plan it anticipates will deliver $1 billion in cost savings by fiscal 2024.

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City Furniture is utilizing an iPad-based mobile communications solution to improve in-store customer service.

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Global Partners LP is adding self-checkout kiosks from checkout solutions provider Skip to all 264 company-owned convenience stores across the Northeast.

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Oracle Corporation Japan announced that it is helping Honda Motor improve the efficiency of its procurement for operations in Japan with Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), optimizing the procurement cost of indirect materials.

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Bealls Inc. is deploying artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled robotic picking, sorting and packing technology.

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Online technology and services giant Google is now offering a tool called Pickup with Google Maps at most of The Kroger Co.’s supermarkets.

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Supercenter and grocery retailer Meijer has teamed with Dow to roll out a new paving technique using recycled plastic bags to create a more durable parking lot for Meijer’s Holland, Mich. supercenter.

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INTELITY announced a new deal with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort (“Mountaineer”) in Cumberland, West Virginia. The celebrated property will implement a branded mobile app created by INTELITY, including mobile check-in, mobile key, and guest-staff messaging to provide a full digital guest experience to modern travelers.

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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has announced the successful upgrade of its VingCard locks at the Rotterdam Marriott Hotel to VingCard Classic RFID with Mobile Access.

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Drizly said on Tuesday that, following a successful 190-store pilot program, it is partnering with 7-Eleven to deliver alcohol in 60 minutes or sooner from 1,200 of the convenience retailer’s stores.

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Harps Food Store on Friday kicked off electronic benefits transfer (EBT) SNAP ((Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) payment for same-day delivery via Instacart. With this program, EBT SNAP participants are now able to use their benefits to access fresh food and pantry staples online from 67 Harps locations.

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800 Degrees Pizza and restaurant tech company Piestro have come together to form 800 Degrees Go, a highly scalable venture meeting the growing need for consumer convenience.

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Alibaba Cloud says that it fully migrated all of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s systems and operations onto the cloud ahead of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival.

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Amazon has managed to whittle down the cost of its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology by a staggering 96 per cent since 2017, according to Business Insider.

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Albertsons, Firework, Decathlon, PAL Robotics, Schnuks and Simbe Robotics are among the nominees in the Best Global Retailer/Tech Supplier Relationship category at the 2021 RTIH Innovation Awards.

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The nation’s largest sporting goods retailer has selected the Adobe Experience Cloud platform to support an initiative to quickly deliver digital customers experiences that can be scaled during peak periods. The deployment expands a partnership that first began in 2017, when Dick’s selected Adobe as its customer analytics and A/B testing platform.

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Euronics has joined ReceiptHero’s merchant network, giving customers in Finland the option of having receipts sent to them digitally when buying in-store.

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RELEX will implement its latest machine learning framework to drive improvements to demand forecasting, replenishment, allocations, and promotions management for Event Network’s distribution center and 110+ stores.

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Spain-based retailer Tendam has tapped Netherlands-based RFID solutions company Nedap for its ID Cloud Platform as part of Tendam’s digitisation strategy.

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In the age of e-commerce, the French lingerie manufacturer has just launched a vast project to future-proof its information system and industrialise its processes to meet the requirements of the online market.

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Fitness accessories brand Bala is deploying SoundCommerce technology for data-driven decision making and to optimize business operations, including first-party customer marketing.

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Blaze Pizza franchisee Ben Salehi has tapped Landed, a mobile app connecting hourly food and retail workers with local employers, to automate the process of finding, screening and hiring candidates for his multiple Blaze Pizza locations in Southern California.

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CUB announced today its integration with CitrusAd’s retail media technology. CUB is embracing what’s next with retail media and e-commerce by integrating CitrusAd’s technology to deliver cutting edge advertising features for CPG companies and make the experience better for all.

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Farmstead has partnered with personalization technology company Halla to provide food retailers with the ability to customize their e-commerce offerings for consumers, the companies announced in a joint press release on Monday.

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Lou Malnati's has selected Revel Systems, a cloud-native POS and business management platform, for its 70 locations.

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PlaceMakers, a New Zealand-based supplier of building materials and hardware, has launched a new 3D kitchen planner, powered by the Marxent 3D Cloud.

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Jamie Grill-Goodman profile picture a store front at day Sephora recently launched same-day delivery for its shoppers’ beauty needs as the holiday season gears up. To support this, the beauty retailer has strategically tapped into a scalable shipping and delivery ecosystem with Delivery Solutions, powering the retailer’s e-commerce platform with a future-proof fulfillment strategy instead of a single provider solution.

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The university is partnering with on-demand delivery provider is teaming up with Grubhub and Yandex Self-Driving Group to provide Yandex robot delivery technology, also called rovers, on its campus. Students will be able to order food items from on-campus dining locations, including IQ Fresh, Einstein Bros. Bagels, On Deck Deli, and Sabor, via the Grubhub on-demand app and have it delivered by one of the rovers.

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Tech investments on the Yeti roadmap include enhancements to SAP, website optimization, expanded data analytics capabilities, product R&D and increasing capacity. And as part of its global expansion, the company is also building out its own infrastructure and more cost-effective 3PLs.

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WHP Global, the parent company of Toys"R"Us partnered with authenticated NFT platform Ethernity to bring the toy brand to the blockchain with the release of its first NFT collection.

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Minimani, a Finnish hypermarket chain offering grocery and convenience goods, will extend their partnership with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to automate and optimize shift planning with RELEX’s workforce optimization solution.

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Independent Pet Partners, parent of the independent Chuck & Don’s, Loyal Companion, Kriser’s, and Natural Pawz pet chains, is teaming up with DoorDash.

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The boohoo group has partnered with Nexer and Microsoft to replace its legacy finance solutions with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance Application.

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Sainsbury’s is set to open a cashierless store in London later this month, using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology.

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Tesco is leveraging a platform from RangeMe to “help its buyers scale product sourcing efforts with streamlined submissions and simplified discovery tools”.

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