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The new way to retail beauty

MAC Cosmetics is launching a new Augmented Reality try-on mirror that allows a curated set of MAC shades and looks to be tried on user’s live video instantly in stores.

Costco touts new food delivery options

Costco’s recent entry into online grocery is being put to the test ahead of the holidays with email marketing efforts geared toward generating awareness and trial usage. Costco launched its two variations of online grocery roughly a month ago and has been engaging members with email marketing to

Zero to 60 in 20 seconds may not sound fast, but Tesla’s new electric truck does that while pulling an 80,000 pound load and then traveling 500 miles, leaving supply chain professionals eager to test the vehicle. At a much anticipated unveiling on Nov.

Alibaba recorded an eye-popping $25.3 billion in sales during its one day 11.11 Global Shopping Festival and brands such as Mondelez, Mattel, Gap, Gerber and L’Oreal were part of the action. The massive sales figure during the 24-hour November 11 period was a 39% increase from the prior yea

A new wrinkle in Amazon’s holiday strategy will allow those who communicate with virtual assistant Alexa to gain a several hour head start on key promotions. Customers who voice shop with Alexa will get an exclusive shopping window several hours earlier than the general public with access t

Leading meal kit provider Sun Basket is launching premium protein options for consumers who want grass-fed ribeyes or wild-caught shrimp. The company will allow shoppers to choose grass-fed filet mignon, wild-caught halibut and other options in lieu of the existing beef and salmon options o

Google is working a new feature for its Search that shows estimated wait times at restaurants and grocery stores. "Rolling out soon, wait times on Google Search (and coming soon to Maps) shows you the estimated wait at your favorite restaurants.

Dollar General made a second key hire as the operator of 14,000 stores shows it is taking digital a lot more seriously.

Technology driven change is happening quickly, prompting predictions about how American’s will live, work, play and shop that seem outlandish, but probably aren’t.  The World Economic Forum, a Switzerland-based organization whose lofty mission is to improve the state of the World, offers a

Loreal is teaming up with app developer Perfect Corp. for a new mobile experience that allows users to try on makeup and make purchases. 

Companies made Balance Rewards members feel special

BJ's Wholesale Club has launched a new mobile app and add-to-card coupons that make it easier for members to save, shop, check gas prices and track their savings.

Walmart is expanding a shelf-scanning robot trial run to 50 additional stores, including some in its home state of Arkansas.

The e-commerce giant's latest innovation makes it easier for Amazon customers to receive packages when they are not home.

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