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  • Family Dollar Installing All Stores With Interface IP Systems
    Family Dollar Installing All Stores With Interface IP Systems

    Family Dollar announced earlier this month that it will be equipping all of its 8,000 locations with IP-based managed services supplied by Interface Systems.

  • Amazon Showcases Exclusive Products In New Section
    Amazon Showcases Exclusive Products In New Section

    Amazon is known for having millions of items in multiple merchandise categories, and now the company is offering a niche selection of products. The retailer announced earlier this month the arrival of “Amazon Exclusives,” which features early access to innovative products such as electronics, toys, sporting equipment, apparel and more.

  • Target Extends Return Policy
    Target Extends Return Policy

    Returns are an essential part of the retail experience, and some stores have remarked that having in-store returns for online orders has increased their business. It's with this in mind, likely, that Target has chosen to change their return policy on all of their owned and exclusive brands, and extend the return window from 90 days to a full year, making it one of the most generous in the retail industry.

  • Starbucks Expands Mobile Order And Pay Option
    Starbucks Expands Mobile Order And Pay Option

    Starbucks customers may often confront frequent lines at their local location, but the retailer is trying to alleviate this with technology. Starbucks has routinely added new technology options including Apple Pay via the Starbucks mobile app, but now they're expanding the option to three more states.

  • 7-11 Launches Mobile Updates, Bill Pay
    7-11 Launches Mobile Updates, Bill Pay

    Popular convenience store chain 7-11 has just launched their own mobile rewards app to help consumers find more ways to get rewarded for the purchases they make every day at 7-11. In a press release issued on March 9, 7-11 announced the arrival of 7Rewards, a loyalty program that rewards customers with free beverages after a certain number is purchased. 7-11 is known for its beverage selections, including the famous Big Gulp Slurpee, and that's one reason the retailer wanted to rewarded their customers' loyalty with free drinks.

  • Amazon Quietly Ramping Up IoT Technology With Acquisition Of 2lemetry
    Amazon Quietly Ramping Up IoT Technology With Acquisition Of 2lemetry

    Internet of Things startup could help expand Amazon’s influence into brick-and-mortar retail.

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  • New Oracle Consumer Study Challenges Retailers To Adapt To Modern Retail Marketplace

    Enabled by technological advances, today’s consumers are reaching across borders and channels for shopping experiences that provide unprecedented choice and convenience. A new consumer research report, “Retail Without Limits - A Modern Commercial Society,” explores how a technology-powered “invisible hand” has transformed the retail environment and reveals lessons for retailers as they adapt to this new, nearly limitless retail marketplace.

  • Perry Ellis Deploys Oracle Retail Release 14 To Enable Commerce Anywhere Capabilities And Support International Growth

    Apparel retailer and wholesaler Perry Ellis International upgraded its major retail systems to Oracle Retail Release 14 to deliver a commerce anywhere experience in which inventory is available to fulfill customer purchases from any channel. The move to this latest release will also unite Perry Ellis' US and European retail stores with a single global instance of Oracle Retail Merchandising System that serves both markets. The company can also take advantage of the expanded international transaction, tax, and fiscal functionalities built into the latest version of the Oracle Retail solutions.

  • Yelp Continues Asia Expansion With Launch In Taiwan

    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects consumers with great local businesses, today announced the availability of Yelp Taiwan (

  • Spring Is In Full Bloom At Rite Aid

    Spring is officially underway and that's especially true at Rite Aid stores where store shelves prove the season is in full bloom! Whether customers are readying for Easter festivities or looking to brighten up their homes inside and out after a long winter, Rite Aid stores nationwide are stocked with everything customers need to enjoy this time of year.

  • SATO Unveils RFID Smart Cabinet At The American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting

    SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, recently unveiled the new SATO PJM RFID Smart Cabinet at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2015 Annual Meeting.

  • a2b Fulfillment Sponsors Georgia Logistics Summit

    a2b Fulfillment, a third-party logistics provider with a specialty in order fulfillment, customer care and value-added services, is a Solution Provider Sponsor at the Seventh Annual Georgia Logistics Summit. The event is hosted by the Center of Innovation for Logistics on March 31st – April 1st in Atlanta, GA.

  • Revention To Release Custom Branded Epson Printers

    Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, recently announced that Revention, a leading hospitality POS provider and Epson Envision partner, has been approved by Epson to have its logo silkscreened on the Epson TM-T88V receipt- and TM-U220B kitchen printers.

  • Sephora Partners With Vector Security For Technology Upgrades, Loss Prevention Strategies

    Sephora, the visionary beauty-retail concept with nearly 400 stores in North America, has chosen Vector Security as its partner while it focuses on technology upgrades to enhance loss prevention in its North American locations.

  • The Craftsman MAKEcation Event Is Back And This Time It's Bigger And Badder Than Ever

    Get ready to rub some sawdust on your hands and unleash your creative spirit because this September, the Craftsman MAKEcation event is coming to Brooklyn, N.Y. From Sept. 24-27, the ultimate making vacation will put true makers' blood, sweat and tools to the test, letting them sharpen skills and learn new ones.

  • Honeywell Keeps The Distribution Center Competitive With New Technology Shown At Promat 2015

    For distribution center operators continually striving to reduce costs and grow their business, Honeywell’s industry-leading line-up of warehouse and distribution center-focused solutions are on display now through March 26 at Chicago’s ProMat Show 2015, in the Honeywell booth #3563.

  • Voxware Introduces Cloud-Based Predictive Modeling Analytics Platform

    Voxware, the largest independent voice application company and leading provider of cloud-based voice solutions, recently announced the introduction of Intellestra, a Cloud-based predictive modeling and supply chain analytics platform, at ProMat 2015 in Chicago, Illinois (booth #3668).

  • Online Fashion Powerhouse REVOLVE Acquires Alliance Apparel Group

    REVOLVE (, a leading online specialty retailer serving the fashion-savvy millennial consumer, recently announced its acquisition of Alliance Apparel to bring Lovers + Friends, Tularosa and NBD under the REVOLVE brand umbrella.

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