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  • Individual holding its hand under Amazon One's palm recognition payment method at a Whole Foods Market checkout counter
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    Whole Foods to add Amazon One payment tech to dozens of stores in California

    After rolling out the bio-authentication and payment technology to a handful of stores earlier this year, the grocery chain will add it to 65 locations.

    By Peyton Bigora • Aug. 11, 2022
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    E-commerce prices decline for the first time in over two years: Adobe

    Online, there may be some relief in sight for high inflation that has rattled both consumers and retailers in recent months.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 10, 2022
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    How marketplaces are evolving

    From regulation and counterfeits to the launch of new platforms, here's where marketplaces are cropping up in retail.

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Kohl’s expands self-pickup to all stores

    Customers can use their mobile devices to go through a number of steps to obtain their orders in stores.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Smart cart tech firm Shopic bags $35M in funding

    The startup plans to expand the deployment of its automated checkout tech, which attaches to standard shopping carts, among grocers in the Americas, Europe and Israel.

    By Sam Silverstein • Aug. 10, 2022
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    The Body Shop expands delivery partnership with Uber

    Seventy-five stores will make over 2,000 products available for same-day delivery through the Uber Eats app. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 9, 2022
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    Retail disruptors are turning to layoffs to cut costs and restructure

    New companies have grown rapidly by leveraging consumer trends during the pandemic. Now, they’re paying the price amid an economic downturn.

    By Aug. 9, 2022
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    Walmart acquires omnichannel tech specialist Volt Systems

    The deal comes with new talent and technology aimed at vendor management, seamless shopping and anticipating demand. 

    By Aug. 8, 2022
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    US online retail sales to reach $1.6 trillion by 2027: report

    Total retail sales are expected to reach $5.5 trillion by that same year, according to Forrester.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 8, 2022
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    Amazon to acquire iRobot for $1.7B

    The news means the retailer will have another pathway into the homes of consumers, adding to its existing portfolio of technology.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
  • Torrid hires Guitar Center vet as COO, CFO

    Tim Martin was named to the dual position, while the company also announced a new CTO.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 5, 2022
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    Gucci expands crypto payment options to ApeCoin, Euro Coin

    More brands have entered the cryptocurrency and NFT markets despite signs of declining consumer interest.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Facebook to shut down live shopping feature

    The social media company said the functionality will end on October 1, and suggested experimenting with short-form Reels videos instead.

    By Aug. 4, 2022
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    Twitter expands location tool, courses for small businesses

    The platform has been releasing new social commerce features to connect customers with brands on the platform. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Ulta Beauty launches digital innovation venture fund

    The beauty retailer is focused on investing in augmented and virtual reality, the metaverse and technology-powered custom beauty services.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Self-scanning stores to triple by 2027: report

    European countries are driving mobile checkout adoption, but the U.S. is catching up, the report suggests.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 3, 2022
  • McLaren Engineering used a 500-ton crane to place a 130-ton crane seven stories high atop Tiffany & Co.
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    Tiffany to sell NFTs with matching necklaces

    The luxury jewelry retailer will sell 250 CryptoPunk NFTs that buyers can redeem for 30 ethers — or close to $50,000 — each.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Sponsored by Sensormatic Solutions

    How data and expertise will determine what’s next in retail

    As retailers prepare for the industry’s next big shift, experienced partners will guide the way.

    By Greg Colaluca, Professional Services Leader, Sensormatic Solutions • Aug. 1, 2022
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    Sponsored by Oracle Retail

    Oracle Retail’s AI Foundation and Retail Insights solutions improve decision-making with AI and machine learning

    Gain enhanced data analytics and end-to-end insights-to-action workflows with Oracle Retail AI and Insights solutions.

    By Mark Lawrence, Solutions Director, Analytics and Enterprise, Oracle Retail • Aug. 1, 2022
  • David's Bridal opens a store in Naperville, Illinois.
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    David’s Bridal weds TikTok videos with commerce to drive click-throughs

    The bridal retailer has seen a click-through rate that’s twice the average benchmark while reaching more than 16 million viewers.

    By Robert Williams • July 29, 2022
  • A Roblox avatar bounces a basketball in a basketball court with the text "School of Sport" on the right.
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    Dick’s Sporting Goods debuts virtual high school experience on Roblox

    Brands and retailers are flocking to the platform in the hopes of reaching younger consumers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 28, 2022
  • Shopify bag logo and name. in front of a brick wall.
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    Shopify reports $1.2B net loss, lays off 10% of its workforce

    The company’s e-commerce gamble “didn’t pay off,” CEO Tobi Lütke said, and it expects operating losses through the rest of the year.

    By July 27, 2022
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    Adobe: Total online sales during Prime Day near $12B

    The week of the event drove “record” online spending of $22.4 billion, according to the research firm.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 27, 2022
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    Best Buy pilots a small-format, digitally focused store

    The 5,000-square-foot location in North Carolina excludes appliances and other large items, instead focusing on curated products and services.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Grill company Weber CTO steps in as interim CEO

    At least in the interim, technology is the answer for Weber as CEO Chris Scherzinger departs amid sales slump, supply chain woes and inflation.

    By Matt Ashare • July 26, 2022
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    Yeezy Gap collection now available at NYC flagship store

    The news comes after Kanye West's June trademark application for retail stores named YZYSPLY, and Gap’s CEO Sonia Syngal’s exit last week.

    By July 22, 2022