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Hispanic grocery store chain Cardenas Markets and last-mile logistics platform DoorDash have formed a new partnership to offer on-demand grocery delivery from all 59 Cardenas Markets locations.

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Russian food retailer X5 Group has opened a new Vprok.ru Perekrestok dark store with a total area of 37,000 sq m.

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Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Zippin have teamed up to give Gainbridge Fieldhouse guests a checkout-free food and beverage experience.

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Price Chopper is the latest food retailer to join CitrusAd’s growing e-commerce ad network.

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CVS is preparing for an anticipated difficult flu season with an artificial intelligence (AI)-based, personalized messaging campaign.

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US discounter Grocery Outlet has partnered with Instacart, marking the first time that the company will offer an e-commerce solution to its customers.

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Luna Grill has selected CMX, a provider of cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management software, to manage supply chain quality and drive food safety across its 52 locations in Southern California and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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The discounter is teaming up with DailyPay to offer Big Lots' 35,000 store and distribution center employees instant access to earned income. The DailyPay platform enables employees to access or save their pay as they earn it, without having to wait for a traditional payday.

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Customer interaction management specialist, Critizr, has announced the launch of WhatsApp within its Critizr Connection platform.

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Online grocer Thrive Market has put out its first cookbook. The innovative publication features more than 60 recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or under with better-for-you ingredients that readers can purchase using single-touch “add to cart” QR codes.

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Booths, a regional supermarket chain in the UK, have chosen RELEX Solutions to manage seasonal, promotional, and end-of-lifecycle products with RELEX’s markdown pricing and optimisation solution.

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Buy now pay later specialist Clearpay has announced new partnerships with fashion and beauty brands, Sweaty Betty, Feelunique, Mainline Menswear, Hawes & Curtis and Ghost, as well as DIY store, FFX.

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Vyne is partnering with e-commerce venture The Hut Group (THG).

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Dollar Tree, Inc. will partner with RELEX Solutions to improve demand forecasting and replenishment processes across both their Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners. Dollar Tree, Inc. will implement the RELEX solution across all of its 15,800 stores and 26 distribution centers in North America to improve collaboration between stores and central planning teams.

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The No. 35 consumer goods company has tapped Google to serve as its data and analytics cloud partner, in which it will leverage artificial intelligence to further brand value and consumer relationships. As part of this, Google Cloud will create more personal and predictive consumer experiences across General Mills’ 100-plus brands.

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Natural Baby Shower has partnered with Go Instore to add one to one live video retail to its website.

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Panda Restaurant Group has selected Infor Expense Management (XM) to automate expenses, realize greater efficiencies, and streamline how the organization tracks travel and entertainment (T&E) spend for its multiple brands.

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IDeaS announced that Radisson Hotel Group has implemented IDeaS RevPlan across 147 hotels of its EMEA-region portfolio, and counting.

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Sephora announced today that they will partner with RELEX Solutions, provider of unified retail planning solutions, to improve their demand forecasting and automated replenishment. A world leader in luxury goods, Sephora operates more than 2,500 stores in 35 countries as well as 36 e-commerce websites.

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Tesco has launched its first high street checkout-free store.

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Nedap is selected by fast-growing sports and outdoor retailer XXL All Sports United to deploy its iD Cloud platform. The key driver for implementing RFID is to increase inventory accuracy, which results in high operational gains both in stores and for e-commerce.

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Plus, Das BBQ in Atlanta has gone cashless. "Everybody is comfortable interacting with a handheld payment device," says pitmaster Stephen Franklin.

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As sales of beauty products continue to recover from the lows seen at the height of the pandemic, Ulta Beauty’s investments in new tools and omnichannel capabilities suggest that the future of cosmetics is, if not completely online, very dependent on digital infrastructures.

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Casey's General Stores Inc. and IRI are expanding their point-of-share (POS) data sharing partnership to include frequent shopper loyalty program data from Casey's Rewards, which has more than 4 million members.

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La Perla has deployed Quantum Metric’s continuous product design platform as part of a drive to improve its digital shopping offering.

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Sephora is expanding same-day delivery of makeup, hair, skincare and other wellness and beauty products at checkout on its website or mobile app for a flat $6.95 fee.

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Starbucks has been in talks with Amazon to make a new kind of coffee shop with Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology, allowing customers to purchase items without going through a regular checkout.

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Buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Klarna has joined forces with omnichannel health and wellness retailer The Vitamin Shoppe to offer Klarna’s installment payment options at checkout.

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Oracle NetSuite has announced a new partnership with plant-based food venture deliciously ella.

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Lovepop has selected Oracle NetSuite to help scale its business and achieve its mission of creating one billion magical moments across the globe. With NetSuite, Lovepop will be able to take advantage of an integrated business platform to improve the speed and accuracy of its finance and operations as it expands its product lines, enters new international markets, and scales to meet increasing customer demand.

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West Coast independent grocer New Seasons Market has joined forces with artificial intelligence-driven Afresh Technologies to roll out Afresh’s Fresh Operating System at select stores in the Pacific Northwest. The pilot will help New Seasons reduce complexity within its stores, optimize produce operations, boost sales and deliver fresher produce to consumers.

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Yesterday CaliBurger opened its newest location featuring Flippy, an autonomous robot system working the fry station, and PopID’s tech for opt-in facial recognition and cashless payments.

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Orscheln Farm & Home is collaborating with Amperity Customer Data Platform (CDP) to unify customer data to help better understand legacy customers and serve new customers.

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The pet supplies, services and wellness retailer is leveraging enterprise POS technology from JumpMind Commerce. Seeking to replace its customized legacy POS platform after 20 years, Petco initially attempted a “rip and replace” implementation of a standard POS system.

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Walmart has begun piloting technology to allow busy consumers to text the retailer products they want to purchase.

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