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Tech Viewpoint: Three unexpected findings from NRF 2019
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Tech Viewpoint: Three unexpected findings from NRF 2019

The NRF Big Show exhibit floor always throws a few curve balls, and that’s a good thing. Before NRF 2019, I posted a column discussing three tech...

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Transformation in Retail, Logistics and Transportation
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Transformation in Retail, Logistics and Transportation

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Study: Online retailers should keep holiday spirit all year long
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Study: Online retailers should keep holiday spirit all year long

Customers want a personalized shopping experience, but not the one they are currently getting. According to a study of 1,200 consumers and 400...

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Gymboree files for bankruptcy protection; to liquidate some 800 stores
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Gymboree files for bankruptcy protection; to liquidate some 800 stores

Gymboree has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than two years. But this time it has no plans to revamp its...

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Study: Retailers missing the mark with personalization
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Study: Retailers missing the mark with personalization

Customers want a personalized shopping experience, but not the one they are currently getting. According to a study of 1,200 consumers and 400...

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Supply chain first for Walmart
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Supply chain first for Walmart

A Walmart supply chain first — a high-tech consolidation center — will make its debut this summer. In July, the discounter will unveil its newly...

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First Look: Stop & Shop puts new spin on driverless delivery
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First Look: Stop & Shop puts new spin on driverless delivery

Stop & Shop is the latest grocer to test automated delivery vehicles, but is taking a unique approach. Beginning in spring 2019, the supermarket...

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Big Lots takes sizable step to improve scheduling
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Big Lots takes sizable step to improve scheduling

Discount retailer Big Lots is streamlining scheduling for its large workforce. Big Lots, which employs more than 35,000 associates in 1,400 stores...

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Kroger eyes POS transformation
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Kroger eyes POS transformation

Kroger is preparing to deliver an omnichannel customer experience in its stores. The grocery giant is partnering with digital store platform...

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U.K. click-and-collect platform to hop the pond
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U.K. click-and-collect platform to hop the pond

A U. K.-based company that enables physical and online retailers to offer click-and-collect services is coming to the U.S. Doddle’s click-and...

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Immersive ‘Floor of Discovery’ coming to Hudson Yards
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Immersive ‘Floor of Discovery’ coming to Hudson Yards

Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Even with the upcoming March 15...

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Kraft grocery pop-up offers free food—to a very select group
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Kraft grocery pop-up offers free food—to a very select group

Retail is not going away. That’s one of several predictions the chief executive of supermarket giant The Kroger Co. offered on the future of retail...

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British fashion retailer embarks on retail tech transformation
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British fashion retailer embarks on retail tech transformation

L. K. Bennett is going to the cloud. The luxury fashion brand has selected Aptos’ end-to-end Singular Retail solutions in the cloud to offer its...

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Bebe debuts new online store, loyalty program
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Bebe debuts new online store, loyalty program

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have entered into a seven-year partnership as each company looks to gain ground against an expanding...

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Kroger CEO offers five predictions on future of retail
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Kroger CEO offers five predictions on future of retail

Retail is not going away. That’s one of several predictions the chief executive of supermarket giant The Kroger Co. offered on the future of retail...

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Report: Shiney new technologies no silver bullet for retailers
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Report: Shiney new technologies no silver bullet for retailers

Most people don’t want to speak with robots while shopping — either in-store of online. That’s just one of the findings in a study that reveals a...

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JLL names first global retail VP
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JLL names first global retail VP

Charlotte Elstob has been named VP of international retail at JLL, a newly created position. Elstob joined the company’s London office in 2011 as a...

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Walgreens and Microsoft join forces in healthcare delivery alliance
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Walgreens and Microsoft join forces in healthcare delivery alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Microsoft Corp. have entered into a seven-year partnership as each company looks to gain ground against an expanding...

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Adore Me brings modern tech to in-store lingerie shopping
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Adore Me brings modern tech to in-store lingerie shopping

A digitally-native lingerie brand is using smart fitting-room technology to take a big pain point away from in-store shopping. Adore Me, which has...

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The new ‘power shopper’ is...
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The new ‘power shopper’ is...

Who says men don’t like to shop? Men are shopping more frequently in-store and online than women according to a new report, The Arrival of the New...

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Stage Stores ramping up off-price store conversion program
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Stage Stores ramping up off-price store conversion program

Stage Stores is going off-price in a big way. The department store retailer announced it will convert approximately 220 additional department...

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Global retail association in call for entries for three awards programs
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Global retail association in call for entries for three awards programs

Shop! Environments Association is now accepting for three awards programs: Shop! Design Awards, Shop! OMA Awards and Shop! Global Awards. The...

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Staples Canada’s new store concept features bold take on coworking
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Staples Canada’s new store concept features bold take on coworking

Staples Canada unveiled a new format that aims to be a one-stop destination for business needs, including a place to work. The retailer, whose new...

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New solution helps physical stores function more like websites
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New solution helps physical stores function more like websites

James Allen, a division of Signet Jewelers, and Value City Furniture are among the first U. S. retailers to deploy a solution that helps personize...

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Five key fashion retail predictions for 2019
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Five key fashion retail predictions for 2019

“While consumer confidence in the U. S. is at a near 18 year high and the U.S. economic growth is outpacing the rest of the world, there are signs...

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DeRose & Appelbaum rebrands as Maven
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DeRose & Appelbaum rebrands as Maven

Chico’s FAS is reducing its store portfolio and reviewing to operations to find efficiencies and cost savings. The women’s apparel retailer...

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PGA Tour Superstore ramping up store expansion
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PGA Tour Superstore ramping up store expansion

The experiential golf gear and apparel retailer said it will open at least six new stores in 2019, including its first ever in New England, as it...

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Chico’s to overhaul ops and close 250 stores as its focuses on omnichannel
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Chico’s to overhaul ops and close 250 stores as its focuses on omnichannel

Chico’s FAS is reducing its store portfolio and reviewing to operations to find efficiencies and cost savings. The women’s apparel retailer...

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Study: Ten retail trends for 2019
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Study: Ten retail trends for 2019

Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display Retail will get faster and smarter...

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Adore Me seeks to disrupt brick-and-mortar with robotic DC
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Adore Me seeks to disrupt brick-and-mortar with robotic DC

A fast-growing online lingerie startup is creating an innovative foundation for its expansion into physical retail. Adore Me has opened a 126,286...

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