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Walmart is courting the Amazon shopper

Walmart is testing an online personal shopping service called Jetblack.

Albertsons to test checkout-free stores

Albertsons could be the next U.S. food retailer to roll out checkout-free technology similar to Amazon Go’s “just walk out” system.

Up to 20 automated warehouses in the works as part of exclusive partnership.

Target is prioritizing personalization when it comes to its beauty shopping experience.

BJ's Wholesale Club is continuing its efforts to be the most digital-friendly warehouse retailer in America.

Kroger is giving consumers a whole new reason to shop its stores: "wellness your way."

Computer vision and machine learning solve the challenge of who took what and receipt accuracy at the Amazon Go store. Expectations of convenience will never be the same.

At the Retail and Consumer Goods Analytics Summit, experts explained why analytics tools are now a critical component of every necessary retail and CPG technology.

Amazon is reportedly building out a team dedicated to expanding Alexa’s health and wellness capabilities.

EnsembleIQ CEO David Shanker speaks with Retail Leader about technology-driven disruption, shiny pennies, failure and his vision for establishing EiQ as the industry’s leading provider of business intelligence and growth enablement solutions.

Less than a year after it launched Amazon Key, Amazon is extending that service from the home to the car.

Walgreens is looking to appeal to more beauty fans by turning its website into a skin care salon. The drug chain is launching an exclusive skincare analysis tool called SkinID on Walgreens.com to evaluate each customer’s skincare needs and build a personalized, three-step daily routine that will

Instacart plans to spend $40 million ramping up the battle for grocery delivery that pits it against every retailer in America.

Amazon turned heads recently with the revelation that Prime membership now exceeds 100 million members, but another huge competitive challenge receives far less attention.

BJ's Wholesale Club is launching an app that allows members to build a wishlist of products.

Amazon is making a big investment in tech hubs across North America.

Walmart employees will be able to check out customers wherever they are in the store with the retailer's new mobile Check Out With Me technology.

Coty is launching an augmented reality mirror to help beauty shoppers try on cosmetics.

Walmart Labs has launched a major hiring effort for technologists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Meijer is unveiling a streamlined shopping checkout program that provides customers yet another way to shop its stores and save time.

Home Depot is going on the biggest technology hiring spree in its history to keep its omnichannel edge over other retailers.

The transformation of the consumer packaged goods and grocery industries is the focus of a new event to be held this fall.

Consumers are increasingly using their voices to research products, add items to their shopping lists and track packages without lifting a finger.

Quotient Technology has launched a new tool to help brands measure performance of digital promotion campaigns in near real-time.

A new report from Verizon shows that ransomware attacks on retailers have doubled since 2017 and now target business critical systems.

YouCam Makeup has partnered with beauty retailer Amway on a mobile app that lets shoppers virtually try on its Artistry line of products before buying.

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