Albert Heijn becomes the first Dutch retailer to link Siri with its own branded app

Albert Heijn becomes the first Dutch retailer to link Siri with its own branded app   Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn  is the first Dutch retailer to make it possible for customers to manage their shopping lists with the help of their trustworthy friend, Siri. As the personal assistant on […]

New-York based biotech startup HistoWiz named the global winner of the Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest

Finalists from 25 regional contests across China and international markets showcased innovations Shanghai, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — HistoWiz, a New-York based biotech startup that automates histology by building an intelligent tissue platform for cancer researchers, presented its winning business idea at Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Shanghai on Saturday and was named the global […]

Carrefour launches My Carrefour omni-channel data intelligence platform in Brazil

Carrefour launches My Carrefour omni-channel data intelligence platform in Brazil   Boulogne-Billancourt‎, France, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour launches in Brazil the My Carrefour omni-channel data intelligence platform  which concentrates the company’s retail services in a single democratic, free and national benefits program, composed of offers, coupons and other exclusive and personalised advantages.    […]

AWS and Microsoft announce new deep learning library called Gluon

New open source deep learning interface allows developers to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance Jointly developed reference specification makes it possible for Gluon to work with any deep learning engine; support for Apache MXNet available today and support for Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit coming soon SEATTLE & REDMOND, Wash., 2017-Oct-17 — […]

TechTrans Announces Partnership with Tidel

Program will Manage Logistics for Cash Recycler Units DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — TechTrans, a leading provider of nationwide transportation and logistics solutions, is proud to announce a new partnership with Tidel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automated cash management systems for the retail industry. TechTrans will be responsible for coordinating […]

METRO announces $400-million investment to continue its growth and expansion in the Ontario market

Montreal, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO Inc. (TSX: MRU) announced today (October 11, 2017) a projected $400-million investment over 6 years in its Ontario distribution network. The company will modernize its operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution facility—both of which […]

Al-Futtaim Motors inaugurates UAE’s first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

Al-Futtaim Motors inaugurates UAE’s first hydrogen station for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles   Dubai, UAE, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, in collaboration with Air Liquide, one of the most established suppliers of hydrogen stations in the world, have jointly inaugurated the […]

Visa study: relying more on electronic payments could yield net benefit of U.S. $470 billion per year across major cities around the world

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE: V) announced today (Oct. 11, 2017) the results of an independent study conducted by Roubini ThoughtLab and commissioned by Visa examining the economic impact of increasing the use of digital payments in major cities around the world. The study estimates that relying more on electronic payments, […]

First Data 2017 Consumer Cybersecurity Study: baby boomers have better cybersecurity habits

Study examines consumer habits across generations Data shows that baby boomers demonstrate more concern and diligence for cybersecurity than millennials Millennials are more trusting of social media and less trusting of online banking than older generations NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — As people around the world grapple with the latest news about […]

Miele continues to expand its online presence in 18 new international markets with Intershop Commerce Suite

Premium appliances producer expands into 18 new international markets Avoids expensive e-commerce re-platforming Based on Microsoft Azure Cloud Germany (MCD) and SaaS model Jena, Germany, 2017-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premium appliances producer Miele is continuing to expand its online presence in 18 new markets, with the Intershop Commerce Suite. The MS Azure-based software-as-a-service […]

Newegg launches new portfolio of PC Build Kits

Newegg Takes the Guesswork Out of PC Builds Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the top tech-focused e-retailer in North America, today (October 10, 2017) took the wraps off its new portfolio of PC Build Kits. Newegg has long been the preferred destination for DIY PC builders, many of whom are exceptionally tech […]

Amazon Web Services selected as General Electric’s preferred cloud provider

GE continues migration in cloud-first approach to digital transformation SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct. 5, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that General Electric (NYSE: GE) has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider. GE continues to migrate thousands of core applications to AWS. GE began an enterprise-wide migration in […]

First Data appoints former British Prime Minister David Cameron as the newest member of its International Advisory Board

Former British Prime Minister Will Work With Company on Expanding First Data’s International Presence NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today (06 Oct 2017) announced the appointment of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, as the newest member of […]

Sainsbury’s rolls out fuelService app to enable disabled drivers pre-book refuelling assistance

Sainsbury’s rolls out fuelService app to enable disabled drivers pre-book refuelling assistance   Sainsbury’s has rolled out an app with not-for-profit organisation fuelService to enable drivers to pre-book assistance when refuelling their cars at a Sainsbury’s petrol station fuelService app enables disabled and vulnerable drivers to ask ahead for assistance Sainsbury’s hopes to give disabled […]

Asda: Customers can enjoy British tomatoes all-year-round thanks to innovative LED technology

Asda: Customers can enjoy British tomatoes all-year-round thanks to innovative LED technology   Asda leads the way in technological innovation for tomatoes, which will see British tomatoes available all-year-round. Just over 200 million tomatoes are plucked from the LED-laden vines for Asda each year LEEDS, UK, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can enjoy […]

JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales

JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales   Trial to begin at Lawson’s Minamisoma-Odaka store on October 31 Tokyo, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Lawson, Inc. today (October 6, 2017) announced that the two companies will begin a trial initiative that combines […]

Accenture Interactive recognized for innovation and artificial intelligence capabilities in transforming retail experiences

Report cites innovation and artificial intelligence capabilities as Accenture Interactive strengths for transforming retail experiences NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture Interactive has been recognized as a Leader in the recently published “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Retail Digital Marketing Technology Services 2017 Vendor Assessment*” report. The report highlights Accenture Interactive’s deep industry expertise and its […]

NCR will host its 17th annual Innovation Conference on October 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida

Financial services thought leaders, leading financial institutions and technology partners will converge on Orlando next week at NCR-hosted event DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, will host its 17th annual Innovation Conference on October 10-12, 2017 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, […]

NCR launches mobile POS solution designed for micro businesses: Ring Up by NCR Silver powered by Worldpay

Mobile payment reader and app join family of NCR Silver solutions built for every stage of business, marks NCR’s entrance in new market DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has launched Ring Up by NCR Silver, a mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution designed for the 3.7 million […]

Office Depot to acquire IT services, products and solutions provider CompuCom Systems, Inc.

Adding Market-Leading Provider of World-Class IT Services with Approximately $1.1 Billion in Sales to Create a Powerful Omnichannel Tech Services Platform Combines CompuCom’s Broad Set of Managed Technology Services with Access to Office Depot’s Extensive Customer Base and Last-Mile Advantage to Generate Substantial Growth Opportunities Expects Over $40 Million in Estimated Annual Cost Synergies within […]

Apiture: First Data and Live Oak Bancshares’ digital banking joint venture

The new company, named Apiture, expands digital banking products and services for financial institutions NEW YORK & WILMINGTON, N.C., 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, and Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOB), today (02 Oct 2017) announced they have closed the digital banking joint venture that was announced […]

CareCloud and First Data partner to launch patient experience management platform called Breeze

Backed by the power of First Data’s Clover® platform, Breeze transforms the interaction between the patient and practice into a digital, mobile, and modern experience Breeze introduced to digital health innovators at Health 2.0 annual fall meeting NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — CareCloud and First Data (NYSE: FDC) have joined forces to help medical practices engage their […]

KappAhl rolls out Click&Collect and Shop Online in Store as key steps to its journey to digitisation

At the turn of the month, KappAhl took the next big step on its journey to digitisation, launching Click&Collect and Shop Online in Store. “Every way of shopping at KappAhl should be integrated. Online and physical stores aren’t different channels; they’re two parts of the same KappAhl. The customer chooses, we deliver. Because there is always […]

Amazon Web Services to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East by early 2019

New AWS Infrastructure will enable customers to run workloads in the Middle East and serve end-users across the region with even lower latency SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East by early 2019. The new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) […]

ALDI now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and all other forms of contactless payment

Batavia, Ill., 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Committed to making grocery shopping smart, fast and easy, ALDI now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and all other forms of contactless payment. ALDI, known for its super speedy checkout process, will offer the new payment option at all of its nearly 1,700 stores nationwide. “We’re continually innovating […]

Newegg donates $75,000 to No Kid Hungry to help combat childhood hunger

Newegg donates $75,000 to No Kid Hungry to help combat childhood hunger Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America and a growing force in global e-commerce, today announced that it made a $75,000 donation to No Kid Hungry to help combat childhood hunger. The donation […]

Carphone Warehouse becomes the exclusive UK retailer of smart phone for kids monqi®

monqi, exclusively available at Carphone Warehouse combines the fully featured Android device children want with the remote management and peace of mind parents want monqi has received the coveted Mumsnet Accredited award Available from early October, customers can register their interest in monqi from today (21st September, 2017) LONDON, 2017-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carphone […]

Zebra Technologies announces strategic partnership with RILA (R)Tech Center for Innovation

Mutual Interest In Retail, Technology And Data Serve As Strong Foundation For Benefiting The Global Retail Industry Lincolnshire , IL, 2017-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (9/20/2017), Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time visibility, announced its strategic partnership […]

Overstock.com updates its iOS shopping app with AR technology

iOS app update with AR technology available for download now in the App Store SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announces the launch of augmented reality (AR) within the retailer’s award-winning iOS shopping app. Shoppers using a cell phone or tablet with iOS11 can launch the AR experience directly from the retailer’s app, which […]