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  1. What Powers The TSC Supply Chain

    $6.78 billion Tractor Supply Co. demands uptime from the mobile devices driving innovation in its warehouses and DCs.

  2. Walmart Launches Startup Incubator Store No. 8

    Walmart has announced the launch of a technology-startup incubator located in Silicon Valley and dubbed Store No. 8, whose aim is to identify changes that will reshape the retail experience, according to Bloomberg. It will focus on technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, robotics, autonomous vehicle and drone delivery, and personalized shopping, and the incubator was announced by Marc Lore, chief executive officer of Walmart’s e-commerce operations at the recent ShopTalk Conference in Las Vegas.

  3. Amazon Adds Limited Alcohol Delivery To Its Prime Now Offerings

    Beer and wine delivery are now available in the Cincinnati and Columbus markets.

  4. Will Paying By Sunglasses Be The New Contactless Payment Solution?

    Visa has unveiled a new prototype of payment-enabled sunglasses recently at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas and at the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro surf competitions in Gold Coast, Australia, according to CNBC. They plan to roll out a pilot of the new technology, though the glasses are not yet available to the public.

  5. Shoppers Believe They’re More Knowledgeable Than Retail Store Associates, According To New Survey

    Store associates and physical retail locations remain important for shoppers, however.

  6. New Survey Finds That 87 Percent Of Millennials Click-and-Collect

    Consumers want integration of mobile and in-store capabilities to facilitate shopping.

  7. Target Aqui-Hire Deals Ramp Up Its Data Analytics Game

    Deals bolster the retailer’s ability to accelerate onboarding of talent and technologies to market.

  8. Creating Interactive, Digitally-Focused In-Store Experiences To Keep Customers Happy

    Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US, has recently deployed advanced technology in response to consumer demand for more digitally interactive in-store experiences. The technology will up their in-store experiences and provide real-time store analysis and highly personalized offerings at brick-and-mortar locations.

  9. Lowe’s Announces Corporate Job Cuts

    Layoffs affect some 525 corporate employees to refocus its organizational structure.

  10. Target Bolsters Internet Of Things Sales With Its Own Branded Smart Lamp

    Mobile-controlled lamp marks first time a retailer has created and marketed a connected product.