Office Depot completes the acquisition of CompuCom Systems, Inc. and announces Q3 2017 results

Acquisition Combines World-Class IT Service Capabilities, Extensive Customer Base and Nationwide Footprint to Create a Powerful Omnichannel Growth Opportunity Strengthens Core Business Through Immediate Cross-Selling Opportunities and Ability to Become a One-Stop Destination for Business Products and Services Q3 2017 GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $0.19 Strong 2017 YTD Operating Cash Flow (1) in Excess of […]

Visa creates wearable payment devices in the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games

Visa creates wearable payment devices in the spirit of the Olympic Winter Games   Fans and Team Visa Athletes will enjoy the convenience and style of Visa payment-enabled gloves, stickers and commemorative Olympic pins SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE: V), the exclusive payment technology partner at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, […]

Kroger expands its cloud computing portfolio with Google Cloud Platform

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced its cloud computing portfolio is expanding with Google Cloud Platform (GCP). “The adoption of Google Cloud Platform signals our commitment to positioning Kroger as an industry leader for digital programs such as ship-to-home and home delivery,” said Chris Hjelm, […]

Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan

Developers can now create Alexa experiences for customers in Japan—Alexa Skills Kit also now available in Japan, and Alexa Voice Service coming later this month SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan. Additionally, developers can now use the Alexa Skills […]

Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke to lead the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy Table on digital industries

Table will help Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators overcome growth challenges OTTAWA, ON, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today (November 8, 2017) announced its founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, will serve as Chair of the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy […]

Lowe’s expands “Smart Home powered by b8ta” connected-home shopping experience to 70 stores nationwide

Lowe’s expands “Smart Home powered by b8ta” connected-home shopping experience to 70 stores nationwide   MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on the success of a three-store pilot last fall, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), in partnership with software-powered retailer b8ta, is expanding its “Smart Home powered by b8ta” connected-home shopping experience to […]

iPhone X arrives in 13 additional countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Cupertino, California, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (NOVEMBER 7, 2017) announced iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, featuring a revolutionary new design with a stunning all-screen display, wireless charging and an incredible rear camera with dual optical image stabilization, will arrive in 13 additional countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East […]

Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets partner with Instacart to expand same-day home delivery service in NY, CT and MA

SCHENECTADY, NY, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets have partnered with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, to bring same-day home delivery of groceries to Price Chopper/Market 32 customers in Binghamton and Syracuse, NY; Hartford, CT; and, Worcester, MA. The new delivery service is available in those markets […]

Taubman announces return of “Santa’s Flight Academy” to 12 of its shopping centers from November 9 through December 24

Larger-than-life reimagination of the North Pole features state-of-the-art technology that transforms each child into a ‘Cadet’ and delivers a sneak peak of ‘Ferdinand’ in theaters Dec. 15 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — To capture the magic and wonder of the holiday season, Taubman (NYSE: TCO) today (11/07/2017) announced that “Santa’s Flight Academy,” a one-of-a-kind, immersive […]

ASOS launches Gift Assistant that will help customers shop for Christmas gifts

London, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS is a global fashion destination for 20-somethings. Selling over 85,000 branded and own-label products through localised mobile and web experiences. ASOS launches a new virtual assistant via the Facebook page that will make suggestions for customers shopping Christmas gifts. The ASOS Gift Assistant is available to customers during […]

Zalando continues its global expansion with the opening of new tech hub in Lisbon in early 2018

Zalando has just announced the opening of its third technology hub outside of Germany, in Lisbon The hub will open at the beginning of 2018 with plans to create 50 jobs in the first year of operations The local team will focus on the digital experience of the Zalando Fashion Store Expansion of the tech […]

Kroger: Ralphs now offers home delivery service in Southern California through partnership with Instacart

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ralphs Grocery Company, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today (Nov. 7, 2017) announced it is offering home delivery in select locations in Southern California through a partnership with Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand retail delivery service. This pilot in Southern California supports two key drivers […]

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally   Fire TV Stick Basic Edition launches globally, offering a world of online entertainment, with popular and critically acclaimed content from Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Plus, access to thousands of TV shows, movies, apps, and games. SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. […]

Amazon Web Services announces the availability of C5 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

New generation of compute optimized instances includes latest Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Skylake-SP) and custom hardware to deliver a 25 percent improvement in price-performance SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 6, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced the availability of C5 instances, the next generation of compute optimized instances for Amazon Elastic […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill launches new mobile app available on Apple and Android

New Chipotle app, available on iPhone and Android, includes quick reorder, easier customization of meals, and Apple and Android pay DENVER, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced a new mobile app that is available for download starting today (Nov. 6, 2017) on Apple and Android devices. Whether a first-time mobile user or an […]

ChannelAdvisor Corporation Q3 2017 results: Total revenue of $30.1 million increased 8 percent YoY

Revenue of $30.1 million increases 8 percent year-over-year GAAP net loss of $(4.1) million Adjusted EBITDA of $0.4 million exceeds guidance Research Triangle Park, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE:ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to increase global sales, today (Nov. 02, 2017 ) […]

Barnes & Noble announces the new NOOK GlowLight 3

NOOK GlowLight 3® with Enhanced Front Light Technology Helps Users Read with the Perfect Light Day or Night Now Available for Pre-order Online, On Sale at Barnes & Noble Stores on November 8 New York, New York, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller and a leading retailer […]

HotSchedules’ workforce management platforms to be integrated to the NCR Aloha restaurant POS solution

Integration of HotSchedules’ labor management and inventory solution with the NCR Aloha POS Solution helps guide better management decisions for smoother operations AUSTIN, Texas, and DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — HotSchedules®, the leading provider of workforce and back office solutions for the restaurant and retail industries, and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in […]

SPAR UK launches Zapper all-in-one mobile payment, loyalty and voucher app instore

United Kingdom, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR UK now offers shoppers the option to use the Zapper all-in-one mobile payment, loyalty and voucher app instore. A selection of Appleby Westward’s Gillett’s SPAR stores around Plymouth and Exeter were the first to launch with Zapper’s smart loyalty app while further development expansion across the […]

Experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem at Macy’s Herald Square

Just in time for the holiday season, customers at Macy’s flagship store in New York will be able to experience an integrated Samsung product ecosystem, featuring innovative technologies in mobile, virtual reality, QLED television, home audio, and more NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) and Samsung today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced the launch of a unique Samsung experience at […]

Russian food retailer X5 to improve targeted marketing at its Perekrestok supermarket chain with machine learning technology

MOSCOW, Russia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), has introduced machine learning technology to improve targeted marketing at its Perekrestok supermarket chain and to develop personalised offers for all members of the Perekrestok Club loyalty programme. Machine learning is […]

Alibaba Cloud opens its data center in Malaysia

Meets growing demand in the region and enables enterprises to run workloads in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today (October 30, 2017) opened its data center in Malaysia. Located strategically for Southeast Asian coverage, the data center will meet the surging […]

H&M’s image recognition tool now available in 13 markets

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M Image Search adds to a seamless shopping experience. Already available in 13 markets – and more to come – H&M’s image recognition tool helps fashion fans move directly from inspiration to purchase in the H&M app. Powered by the self-learning algorithms of image recognition technology, Image Search is a […]

Toys“R”Us® introduces Play Chaser its new, free-to-play, augmented reality (AR) app

Playtime Is On as The Company’s Free-to-Play AR App Rolls Out to Stores Nationwide  WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — From championing unstructured play for kids of all ages, to making its stores more than just a place to shop with Play Labs, Toys“R”Us® is continuing its mission to set play free with the introduction […]

Amazon Web Services announces the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud GPU instances

Next generation GPU instances, optimized for machine learning and high performance computing, are the most powerful in the cloud SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct. 26, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced P3 instances, the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) GPU instances designed for compute-intensive applications that […]

Amazon Cloud Cam: Amazon introduces an intelligent indoor security camera

Cloud Cam features crisp and clear visuals in 1080p Full HD resolution, night vision, two-way audio, 24/7 livestream, and advanced computer vision algorithms that detect motion and are always getting smarter Alexa lets you easily view Cloud Cam’s livestream on your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, or Fire tablet—just ask Cloud Cam works with […]

Amazon Web Services announces general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora, the fastest growing service in AWS history, is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, delivering the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost Over a thousand customers, including Verizon, Capital One, FINRA, Fannie Mae, C3 IOT, Urban Airship, FantasyDraft, BMC, Blackboard, and Nielsen, participated in the preview, battle-testing PostgreSQL compatibility for Amazon […]

Amazon announces new Kindle app designed for book lovers

All-new Kindle app turns your phone or tablet into a book—read anytime, anywhere An app built for book lovers—with everything you need all in one place, seamlessly move between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, and more Be part of a community of readers—with Goodreads built into Kindle for iOS you […]

Diebold Nixdorf introduces Vynamic™ the first software suite built to power connected commerce

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), a leader in driving connected commerce, is introducing Vynamic™, the first software suite built to power the ongoing transformation in the financial services and retail industries. Unlike traditional software suites available today (23 October 2017), Vynamic breaks down channel silos to enable next generation […]

StubHub becomes the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning 2018-2019 season

StubHub becomes the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning 2018-2019 season With this industry-leading change, StubHub will make it even easier for NFL fans to buy and sell tickets through a host of innovative technologies. San Jose, CA, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 23, 2017), StubHub announced a multi-year agreement with the […]