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Shake Shack customers in 200 U.S. locations have access to touchless payment options thanks to the chain implementing Next Level Commerce by FreedomPay.

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Burger King is teaming up with investment platform Robinhood to offer US-based Royal Perks loyalty members the chance to win a "side of cryptocurrency”, including Dogecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin.

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Infor announced that French wine company Sieur d’Arques has selected to deploy the ERP software Infor M3 to transform the information systems.

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7-Eleven Canada has launched its 7-Eleven Mobile Checkout to offer Canadians a way to simply scan, pay and go. 7-Eleven Mobile Checkout is available in all 7-Eleven® stores as of today, making 7-Eleven Canada the first retailer in the country to introduce this feature chainwide.

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Brinker International and Flytrex have teamed up to deliver food orders via drone to front and backyards in the neighborhood of Forest Springs.

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Build-A-Bear is reimagining its ecommerce site with the announcement of this important next step in its digital transformation -- the new Bear Builder 3D Workshop -- a unique animated ecommerce shopping experience that brings furry friends "to life" online.

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Waitrose is set to become the first supermarket in the UK to trial a new generation of electric vehicles.

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Google Cloud and Groupe Rocher, the parent company of brands such as Arbonne International, Yves Rocher, and Petit Bateau, have announced a five-year agreement to accelerate the latter’s digitisation and foster its sustainability strategy through IT.

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US-based startup Fast is launching its one click checkout offering in the UK with Revolution Beauty.

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Just in time for Halloween, Ghost Kitchen Brands (GKB) announced it is building on an existing Canadian relationship with Walmart and plans to open several U.S. locations over the next year, including Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia, among others. And if you didn’t think this is big news, think again.

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Domo announced today that Odele, the clean beauty brand known for approachable, accessible products for you and your family, has chosen Domo’s modern business intelligence platform to supercharge growth across multiple retail channels.

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Aptos announced today that Cultura will deploy Aptos’ Merchandise Financial Planning and Assortment Planning solutions. With this technology selection, Cultura will benefit from advanced tools to optimize every merchandising opportunity — from budgeting and in-season management to achieving customer-focused assortments that meet localized demand.

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Skogen's Festival Foods has selected the Symphony RetailAI Master Data Management solution to establish a data foundation to sustain its rapid growth as it executes on its end-to-end technology road map, starting with Symphony RetailAI Promotions Optimization.

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The 5,000-store beauty supply retailer brought its payroll and store management systems into the digital age, yielding lessons for businesses large and small.

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The next evolution of Starbucks Rewards is coming: connecting to other retailers’ loyaty programs.

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Uber is collaborating with Bed Bath & Beyond and buybuy BABY on a baby and kids vertical within the Uber Eats app, the latest example of retailers and service providers moving to meet demand in the “bring-it-to-me economy.”

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Badger Technologies has launched a pilot program with Busy Beaver Building Centers, Inc., operator of 24 full-line home improvement centers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

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R-kiosk, part of the Norway based Reitan convenience store chain, has introduced an unstaffed R-kiosk Go! at Viikki campus at the University of Helsinki, in Helsinki, Finland, according to a press release.

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Majid Al Futtaim, which specialises in shopping mall, communities, retail, and leisure across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, is teaming with Russian tech giant Yandex to explore autonomous technology solutions that enhance Carrefour UAE’s last mile delivery capabilities.

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Metapack has been selected to run global shipping and returns services for Nespresso.

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Based on feedback from Save Mart customers and developed in partnership with retail digital platform Swiftly, the new apps offer shoppers seamless ordering through their mobile devices.

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Salad Station implemented the cloud-based Revel Systems’ Revel Enterprise at its seven company store and used them to show the franchisees the ease of operations, the benefits of having everything going into one system, and the better hardware, he explained.

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Waitr Holdings Inc. announced today a new national partnership with Denny’s Corporation, adding one of America's largest franchised full-service restaurant chains to its delivery platform.

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Walmart is acquiring technology assets from conversation design startup Botmock to advance its own conversational platform and offer non-technical teams like customer service access to these tools without additional coding needed.

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The retailer teamed up with Facebook to launch the AR lens retail experience, which combines facial-recognition AR with Walmart’s product assortment. The goal: “make the holiday research and shopping experience fun again.”

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The specialty apparel retailer is partnering with Uber, Shipt, Postmates, Roadie, and software provider Delivery Solutions to expand its fulfillment capabilities and allow customers to receive deliveries from its stores within the same day.

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Grocery giant Asda has announced a partnership with RangeMe.

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Huck's Market is rolling out a new self-checkout kiosk from cloud checkout solutions provider Skip at all 124 locations following a successful pilot program.

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JOKR, one of the world’s fastest-growing grocery delivery start-ups, will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to implement demand forecasting, replenishment, space planning, and workload forecasting across their nearly 100 hubs worldwide.

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Knot Standard’s new, tech-driven Custom OnDemand platform enables the company’s retail partners — including Brooks Brothers, Bloomingdale's, and Nordstrom — to offer Knot’s AI-based measuring and fitting services in their stores.

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The Memphis Grizzlies announced a continued partnership with Appetize, to provide cloud technology for all concession transactions at FedExForum.

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REMA Distribusjon Norge AS announced today that they will partner with RELEX Solutions to automate and optimize demand forecasting, replenishment, and allocations for their six distribution centers throughout Norway.

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flexEngage, an innovator of post-purchase marketing for retailers has announced that global sneaker and streetwear retailer SNIPES has chosen them to provide dynamic digital receipts for in-store shoppers across all its U.S. retail stores.

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The discount giant, which has been collaborating with retailers including CVS and Target since early 2020 to develop innovative alternatives to the traditional, single-use plastic bag, has been testing several concepts, including some that incorporate mobile technology.

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Amazon has opened YUL9, pitched as the e-commerce giant’s most advanced sort centre in Canada, in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec.

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AMC Theatres is currently updating its technology infrastructure to allow customers to pay online for gift cards with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dogecoin.

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The specialty apparel retailer has agreed to acquire Quiet Logistics Inc. and strategic investments for $350 million in cash. Quiet Logistics operates a network of logistics centers, which utilize state-of-the-art technology including robotics, in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, St. Louis and Jacksonville.

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Agilysys, Inc. today announced that Barons Eden Hotel and Spa Collection, UK has selected the Agilysys InfoGenesis POS solution for its Hoar Cross Hall and Eden Hall UK based properties.

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Dollar Tree Inc. is expanding an existing partnership with online delivery platform Instacart to offer same-day delivery in as fast as one hour in 48 states and Washington, D.C.

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Grabango, today announced the first-ever multi-store rollout in select Arizona Circle K stores. Grabango’s checkout-free solution is now available across six Circle K stores in the greater Tucson area.

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Marathon Petroleum is activating e-commerce capabilities across its Marathon-branded sites through Stuzo’s Open Commerce suite of digital products.

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Tesco is launching a pilot with rapid grocery delivery venture Gorillas.

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This month, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash all announced new bells and whistles like new ways to order at stadiums and airports, search page ads, and searching for food via emoji.

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Walmart recently announced two large partnerships: One with tech company eko to better assist customers through technology, and the other a furthering of the company’s partnership with Gap.

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