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Walmart Steps Into The Voice Space With Google Partnership

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Walmart is to enter the voice space. In a blog posted early today, Walmart US Ecommerce CEO Marc Lore revealed the retailer is to partner with Google. From September it will be possible to shop “hundreds of thousands” of items from Walmart using [...more]

Walmart, Kroger and More Partner with IBM On Food Safety Via Blockchain Technology

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

The world’s largest retailer and several major suppliers along the global food supply chain have announced a cooperation with IBM set to further strengthen consumer confidence in foods. In addition to Walmart, the consortium includes Dole, [...more]

Woolworths Swings to FY Profit, But Sees Struggles Ahead

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Australia’s leading grocer Woolworths delivered an annual profit of AUD1.53 billion at its FY results today. This was a sharp reversal on the AUD1.23 billion loss posted a year previous. Last year’s numbers were heavily impacted by the disposal [...more]

Rite Aid Becomes Latest Retailer to Work With RangeMe

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

RangeMe, an online new product discovery platform, is to work with US drugstore specialist Rite Aid. The partners will collaborate on a major initiative to scale product innovation efforts. Rite Aid's category buying teams will now be able to [...more]

Kohl’s Invests in More Small Stores and Online Fulfillment Capacity

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

US department store operator Kohl’s is to open four new small-format stores in October. It also announced that a new online-only DC in Plainfield, Indiana will come on line this month. Its small-format stores are flexible and efficient, the [...more]

Alibaba Consolidates Loyalty Schemes Under 88 Membership Program

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Alibaba is to merge its Tmall and Taobao Marketplace loyalty schemes. The platforms’ programs will be combined under a new programme called 88 Membership. This will function based not only on transaction volume, but on shopper engagement [...more]

Samsung to Introduce Virtual Assistant to 200 Markets

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Samsung's voice-controlled digital assistant Bixby is set to be rolled out across 200 markets. It is Samsung's equivalent of Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant.

Amazon Launches Top Up Service in UK with PayPoint Stores

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

A new Amazon Top Up service has been rolled out in PayPoint stores, allowing customers to add credit via cash directly from the Amazon app.


Alibaba Founder To Advise Indonesian Government On E-Commerce Development

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma has agreed to help Indonesia grow its online infrastructure. Ma will assist a steering committee led by the country’s Economic Affairs Minister. The committee's responsibilities include making a roadmap for the [...more]

ICA Gruppen Announces New Chief Information Officer from 2018

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Maria Lundberg has been named as ICA Gruppen’s new CIO. Her role is to enable ICA to better capitalise on opportunities created by digitalisation and to strengthen IT synergies. 


Lowe's Q2 Results Fall Below Expectations

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Home furnishings and appliance retailer Lowe’s has reported results for the second quarter of 2017, highlighting earnings of USD1.4 billion, slightly up from USD1.2 billion for the prior-year period.


QVC Launches First TV AR Shopping Experience

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

QVC is seeking to develop the first television AR beauty purchase experience. The television shopping company has collaborated with YouCam Makeup to launch a virtual try-on app for a selection of Laura Geller New York beauty [...more]

Starbucks Korea to Trial Voice Ordering with AI

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Starbucks Korea is to partner with the country’s largest telecommunications company in a trial of voice ordering using AI.

Hudson's Bay Company Opens VR-enhanced Salon Concept

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Saks Fifth Avenue, the luxury department store chain under Hudson's Bay Company, is partnering with Joel Warren, co-founder of the Warren-Tricomi hair salon chain on an initiative titled The Salon Project. The new concessions at Saks will offer [...more]

Amazon Partners with ASU to Offer Students Free Echo Dot Devices

Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017

Arizona State University (ASU) will offer engineering students living in its new, high-tech dorm Amazon Echo Dot devices in a first of its kind voice-technology programme.


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