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Belcorp, a beauty company which is home to the ésika, L’Bel and Cyzone brands, has deployed Perfect Corp.’s artificial intelligence and augmented reality powered virtual try-on technology.

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The largest privately-owned supermarket chain in Southern California is leveraging SAP cloud technology to transform enterprise operations including supply chain and workforce management.

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More than a year after combining its grocery and general merchandise apps, Walmart is further consolidating its retail app by rolling out universal search and checkout.

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Amazon is bringing its automated checkout technology to a pair of Whole Foods stores, the company announced Wednesday, marking the latest test of the grab-and-go system in a full-size supermarket.

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Walgreens has joined forces with the payments technology company InComm Payments to launch Scarlet, a bank account and debit card available exclusively at its drugstores.

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Hy-Vee Inc. has teamed with online retailer Pair Eyewear to roll out in-store Pair Eyewear kiosks at select Hy-Vee stores across the company’s eight-state Midwestern footprint.

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Cegid has announced the completion and signing of the contract for an ambitious global project with Italian fashion brand Benetton Group for more than 1,000 stores worldwide.

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Calesita implemented RFID in its products to improve stock control and traceability in its supply chain to Havan's stores.

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Agilysys, Inc. today announced that the Rise Uptown Hotel in Phoenix, AZ has implemented Agilysys’ cloud-native SaaS PMS solution Agilysys Stay.

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Swisher inked a multi-year deal with National Retail Solutions to expand its brand strategies with independent retailers. The tobacco company renewed its data license agreement with NRS, a subsidiary of IDT Corp., for certain point-of-sale (POS) scanner data.

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Walmart Inc. is collaborating with multi-platform media company Meredith Corp. to turn meal planning into a shoppable e-commerce experience.

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Workwear brand Carhartt is recognizing the importance and value of labor by teaming up with heavy metal band Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation, with the goal of training a new generation of skilled workers.

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Emma, the brand’s conversational AI recruiting assistant, became invaluable during the pandemic when social distancing was needed for pre-screening, interviewing, and hiring on-property staff members.

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Jonas Stillman shares how his team leveraged an existing partnership with Zebra Technologies to quickly launch curbside pickup chainwide, and how Office Depot ensured store associate adoption of new technology and processes.

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As more retailers adopt augmented reality technologies, Kohl's is expanding its partnership with Nextech AR Solutions Corp. to create "thousands" of 3D product models to improve shoppers' e-commerce experiences at the department store.

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Majid Al Futtaim, which owns and operates shopping malls, retail, and leisure establishments in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced the launch of checkout free store, Carrefour City+.

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Ted Baker has partnered with Secret Sales to launch its first ‘always on’ UK digital outlet, enabling it to sell aged stock away from the brand’s main website.

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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is partnering with two preferred vendors for energy consulting, solutions engineering and advisory services: Burton Energy Group and SOL VISTA.

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Following up a one-store soft launch a year ago, Giant Eagle is deploying checkout-free payment technology from Grabango at another four GetGo Café+Market convenience/fuel locations in Pennsylvania.

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Hot Topic, a specialty retailer for music and pop culture fans, has relaunched mobile apps across its brands, Hot Topic and BoxLunch, using poq technology.

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The platform that McDonald's franchise operators use to source, hire, and onboard new employees with fast, mobile-first experiences, now offers an integration with Sprockets to reveal who will perform like their best crew members and reduce bias in the workplace.

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IHL Group, an advisory and research firm covering the global retail and hospitality sectors, has partnered with technology provider Content Catalyst, to launch an interactive platform for subscribers using flagship content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has announced the successful adoptions of Staff Safety and Hotel Asset Management with the implementation of Vostio Location Solutions at The Westin Fort Lauderdale.

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Mobile payment technology provider Square is launching Square Register in Canada. Square Register is a POS solution that enables retailers to manage their in-person and online businesses from one place, including inventory, POS, employee management and deliveries.

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Dole Food & Beverages Group is taking steps to digitally transform its supply chain in order to better predict shipment delays and more effectively sense, prescribe and optimize demand.

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Many retailers are now looking for ways to offer customized products, but in the world of prescription eyewear customization has always been the name of the game. That’s a key reason that the category has been so difficult to bring online.

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REI is connecting customers with on-demand, digital access to one-on-one product tutorials.

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Roady's Truck Stops and TruckPark have partnered to offer Roady's Independent Truck Stop members truck parking using TruckPark's on-demand app, saving drivers fuel by providing readily available parking.

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K Raheja Group-owned retailing firm Shoppers Stop has collaborated with global IT and professional services company Accenture to accelerate its digital commerce transformation across retail channels, a joint statement said on Tuesday.

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Leading French manufacturer of quality riding saddles chooses Infor CloudSuite, a modern and scalable ERP solution designed for production and rental management

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The Southeast regional grocer is partnering with the last-mile delivery services platform Delivery Solutions to provide its Lowes Foods-To-Go customers access to the entire in-store inventory, real-time visibility and fast, reliable deliveries.

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Mesmerize, an OOH media company specializing in patient education at the point of care, has expanded its pharmacy network to include 165 Giant Eagle Pharmacy locations, which will include a line of digital TV screens, according to a company press release.

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Walmart has grown its delivery pilot with Instacart to include parts of New York City, according to spokespeople for the companies.

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ZetaDisplay has entered into a partnership with KFC Netherlands and Belgium, omnichannel CRM, and order management platform Boostr Agency to deliver digital signage solutions to more than 100 KFC restaurants in the next 12 months.

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UK-based brewery and pub chain, BrewDog, has signed on with buy now, pay later venture Clearpay.

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PAL Robotics’ StockBot inventory tracking and data collection solution has been selected for roll-out across Decathlon stores in multiple countries.

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KICKS, the Nordic region’s leading cosmetics and beauty product retailer, has chosen to expand their partnership with RELEX Solutions to include space planning and automation as well mobile access to the RELEX system.

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US-based e-commerce platform Shop.com is getting into the cryptocurrency payments game.

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Urban Value Corner Store is partnering with e-commerce provider Vroom Delivery and last-mile delivery robot operator Tortoise to offer on-demand delivery in the coming months.

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The new partnership with Avensia includes a brand-new e-commerce site for BabyWorld with integrations to their existing CRM system to facilitate a seamless customer experience across physical and online stores.

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McDonald's El Salvador is now accepting bitcoin payments on the Lightning Network powered by OpenNode.

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It's Wednesday night, which is close enough to Friday to justify ordering takeaway. A quick tap of the app, a skip to the front door, and it's sitting on your coffee table: a fresh hot Domino's pizza. You sink your teeth through the golden cheese, melt into your couch, and sigh: 'What a delicious slice of innovation!'

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A number of leading quick-service chains are reportedly launching brands that exclusively serve customers using third-party delivery platforms.

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Activewear brand Sweaty Betty has gone live in the US and UK with Clearpay’s buy now, pay later service.

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