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British lighting brand, Bert Frank, has deployed Brightpearl tech to streamline post-purchase operations and end manual processes.

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Asda, a U.K. supermarket chain, will introduce kiosks to about 300 stores that will allow shoppers to recycle phones for cash, according to a report in thegrocer.co.uk.

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Nespresso has debuted its new experiential boutique concept in the UK at the Bluewater, Kent shopping centre.

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The Home Depot is the first retailer to sign on with Walmart’s white-label GoLocal delivery service.

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Conad Nord Ovest is expanding its collaboration with Diebold Nixdorf and Distribution Service to deploy self-checkout solutions in its stores.

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How AWS, Neiman Marcus, Wayfair and The Yes are using artificial intelligence to improve the customer experience

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Happy Returns by PayPal is rolling out its in-person return service in more than 1,000 Staples stores across the country, providing customers with an immediate refund or exchange without a box or label.

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The discount grocer is partnering with computer vision company Trigo Vision Ltd. to test an autonomous shopping experience at an Aldi Nord store in Utrecht, Netherlands.

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Fashion retailer, boohoo group, has launched a Debenhams online marketplace, powered by Mirakl technology.

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Detroit-based Flood’s Bar & Grille made necessary changes to its business during the pandemic with WiFi networking and smartphones.

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The specialty retailer has acquired Context-Based 4 Casting Ltd. (CB4), a New York- and Tel Aviv-based retail artificial intelligence and machine learning platform.

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The retailer will tap its HD-video technology that enables customers and their pets to connect with store colleagues via video calls.

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RELEX Solutions and DIA Argentina have initiated a project to improve the retailer’s on-shelf availability, reduce spoilage, and increase processes efficiency.

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Sightline Payments and Konami Gaming are teaming up to bring cashless gaming solutions to Resorts World Las Vegas via Sightline’s Play+ digital payments technology and the Konami’s SYNKROS casino management system, according to a press release.

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Convenience-store retailer Tang Mart is meeting its competition head-on by partnering with EdgePetrol, a Dover Fueling System (DFS)-backed retail fuel pricing software.

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Wendy’s and REEF have announced the opening of the first Wendy’s delivery kitchens in the United Kingdom.

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Asda is set to implement several SaaS-based capabilities within Blue Yonder’s Luminate Planning, Luminate Commerce and Luminate Logistics solutions, as well as Luminate Control Tower.

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Broman Group, a Finnish automotive spare part and accessories company, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with RELEX Solutions.

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Deliveroo Hop has launched in central London in partnership with Morrisons.

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Leading specialty floral and gifting retailer FTD is redesigning its omnichannel customer experience and migrating e-commerce operations to the Shopify platform.

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Hy-Vee has completed a full deployment of the GK OmniPOS, TransAction+ Payments and GK Drive forecourt solutions in all its convenience stores.

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A specialty fashion brand is migrating its online store to the cloud-based Nogin commerce-as-a-service (CaaS) platform.

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Landing International, the B2B technology platform that unlocks retail efficiencies for indie and minority-owned beauty brands, is partnering with JCPenney on its new beauty retail experience: JCPenney Beauty.

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Lighting New York, an e-retailer in the lighting industry, has selected digital commerce agency CQL to redesign the Lighting New York website on the Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) platform.

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Pacsun is becoming the first major brand in the fashion and retail space to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies using blockchain payment provider BitPay.

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Walmart has announced a partnership with health records platform Epic to create a portal through which Walmart Health members, healthcare professionals, insurance carriers and others can access patients’ medical records and history.

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The convenience store retailer partnered with Stuzo to launch pay-at-the-pump capabilities using CEFCO's digital wallet across its network.

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E-commerce firm Etsy is spreading its wings in the digital domain with an interactive augmented reality (AR) show home populated entirely by curated products.

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To ensure that it's preparing safe food for its foodservice customers, Hy-Vee Inc. has partnered with CM Systems LLC to deploy the ComplianceMate food safety system across its entire portfolio of brands.

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NACS and Conexxus launched additional pilot tests for the TruAge digital solution, which enhances current age-verification systems while protecting user privacy, that will bring it closer to broader rollout.

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Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Too Good To Go in Europe to reduce food waste and have a positive impact on the climate.

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Southeastern Grocers has tapped customer data science firm dunnhumby to power SEG Connects, the retailer’s media business.

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The award-winning Celtic Collection has partnered with For-Sight with a multi-year contract to enhance its guest relationships and marketing and execute a first party data driven strategy, using For-Sight’s CRM and Marketing solution.

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Avery Dennison has announced a partnership with lifestyle brand UpWest, and ReCircled, an apparel and footwear recycling and reuse focused organisation.

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Buzzfeed announced that it is growing its Tasty brand’s partnership with the retailer, which first launched in 2019, with new add-to-bag capabilities and ad sales opportunities.

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AutoZone plans to add 20 mega hubs to its distribution network within the next 12 months due to the success of its inventory replenishment model.

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California Tacos Inc. has struck a deal to buy OnPlate, a mobile app technology company.

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Colgate-Palmolive has partnered with Emerson to leverage its sensor technologies and analytics. It’s already recorded a 15% reduction in energy usage on several toothpaste and toothbrush packaging lines, according to Emerson, with additional savings expected as the tech is further scaled.

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Costa Coffee has launched a trial of a new blockchain technology powered reusable cup scheme called BURT.

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Giant Eagle Inc. is leveraging StorMagic SvSAN virtual storage area network (SAN) software and SvKMS encryption key management technology to ensure uptime and safeguard data in its 200-plus supermarkets with in-store pharmacies.

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The Home Depot Inc. is partnering with freight technology company Loadsmart to roll out an automated, supply-led flatbed platform.

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Virtual shopping platform ByondXR announced a partnership with Lancôme on a virtual U.K. pop-up store using extended reality technology as part of Lancôme’s 2021 global campaign to promote its Génifique skin serum to new consumers.

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Russia’s largest consumer electronics retailer, M.Video-Eldorado Group, has partnered with Yandex.Cloud to fully move customer facing digital products development and operations to the cloud.

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InPost has announced a new partnership with Tesco, which will see its automated parcel machines (APMs) deployed across the grocery giant’s entire large format store estate in the UK, potentially up to 500 sites, by the end of November.

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