Technology: Page 2


  • Pacsun campaign image for its "PacVerse" holiday push
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    Pacsun expands metaverse presence for the holidays

    The PacVerse includes an upside-down world, icy wonderland and futuristic airport terminal in an effort to bridge real life and fantasy.

    By Jessica Deyo • Nov. 9, 2022
  • Person sits on an oversized chair with a computer and a Christmas tree, presents and Santa hat in the background.
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    Shoppers to pay more for less this holiday season: report

    Consumers are taking advantage of discount codes as new data predicts that Cyber Week sales are expected to increase.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 8, 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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    Etsy rolls out image search function

    Starting with iOS users, the small business marketplace is letting shoppers upload photos of products in order to find similar listings across the platform.

    By Nov. 7, 2022
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    Accessories membership club Vivrelle raises $35M in Series B

    Since the company’s Series A funding round nearly 18 months ago, it has increased revenue by 600%. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 7, 2022
  • External shot of a Dick's Sporting Goods store.
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    Dick’s Sporting Goods creates venture fund for sports startups

    The company said the fund’s initial investments reflect a focus on innovation and customer experience.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 4, 2022
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    Amazon Fashion, Snapchat partner on AR eyewear shopping lenses

    Snap’s Senior Vice President of Partnerships Ben Schwerin said the feature was “just the first step in our partnership.”

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 3, 2022
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    Bed Bath & Beyond’s chief customer and technology officer resigns

    Rafeh Masood, set to depart Dec. 2, marks the latest in a string of executive changes at the struggling retailer.

    By Nov. 2, 2022
  • Two Fortnite avatars stand in front of a mountainous landscape in Ralph Lauren-branded clothing.
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    Ralph Lauren debuts Fortnite clothing capsule tied to physical apparel collection

    The clothing brand has redesigned its iconic Polo Pony logo for the first time in its history as part of the collaboration.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 2, 2022
  • Dior activates AR e-commerce for B27 sneaker on Snapchat
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    Retailers are wading deeper into customer data. States are raising the alarm.

    Brands from Walmart to Peloton are now able to access more personal customer data, including biometric identifiers, as they expand their digital capabilities. Where does that leave them legally?

    By Nov. 2, 2022
  • A shot of a Kohl's parking lot and outdoor signage
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    Kohl’s deals-focused holiday blitz features bevy of mobile tactics

    The retailer is making use of a new TikTok feature that lets users shake their phones to reveal a Black Friday discount. 

    By Peter Adams • Nov. 2, 2022
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    Google’s new shopping updates focus on deals

    The search engine found in a new study that 43% of respondents plan to spend more time looking for discounts this holiday season.

    By Nov. 1, 2022
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    Bed Bath & Beyond reviewing data breach

    The home goods retailer doesn’t believe sensitive or personal data was accessed by the third party.

    By Oct. 31, 2022
  • Exterior of a brick building with the Etsy name on it.
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    Etsy promotes vice president of engineering to chief technology officer

    The move comes after the e-commerce platform made two key acquisitions last year.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 31, 2022
  • Person using a self-checkout station at a supermarket
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    Nearly half of retailers are converting cash registers to self-checkouts: report

    Retailers are investing more in technology as consumers seek faster checkout options, a Zebra Technologies report found.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 28, 2022
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    Destination XL brings on Blue Nile vet as chief digital, analytics officer

    The men’s apparel retailer has been building out its C-suite with seasoned retail veterans in recent months.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 27, 2022
  • Several avatars attend a concert in Claire's virtual destination.
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    Courtesy of Claire's

    Claire’s targets ‘Gen Zalpha’ with Roblox virtual destination

    The virtual experience is an effort to secure its position with the microgeneration of consumers who came of age during the pandemic.

    By Aaron Baar • Oct. 27, 2022
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    Courtesy of Walmart

    Walmart enhances digital shopping ahead of holidays

    The retailer is introducing updates like a virtual queue and expanded augmented reality to provide shoppers a faster, more personalized experience.

    By Oct. 27, 2022
  • Multiple tech displays inside an Apple shop-in-shop at a Target store.
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    Courtesy of Target

    Target triples Apple shop-in-shops ahead of holidays

    The tech giant now has over 150 branded locations inside Target stores as the two companies expand their partnership. 

    By Oct. 26, 2022
  • iHeartMedia's metaverse activation, iHeartLand
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    Why brands should go beyond a metaverse cameo

    Executives with iHeartMedia, Vatom and Procter & Gamble discussed the shift to an always-on metaverse strategy during an Advertising Week panel.

    By Jessica Deyo • Oct. 26, 2022
  • Screenshots of Amazon mobile app showing how to add venmo as payment option.
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    Amazon rolls out Venmo payment option

    The retailer’s move is intended to provide convenience and flexibility for shoppers buying gifts this holiday season.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Sam’s Club finishes chainwide deployment of inventory-scanning robots

    The retailer added the Inventory Scan tower atop automated floor scrubbing robots to report data like pricing and product availability to club managers.

    By Peyton Bigora • Oct. 25, 2022
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    Skechers sues Hermès for patent infringement in a fight over comfort

    The sneaker brand is claiming the luxury retailer’s Eclair and Envol shoes infringe on its Massage Fit technology.

    By Oct. 21, 2022
  • Three iPhones grouped together. On the left is products of shoes, the middle shows a woman putting on lip liner, and the right shows a screen full of data insights.
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    Klarna releases price comparison search tool, shoppable video

    CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski says the new products mark the company's "evolution to becoming a place where consumers and retailers can now search, discover, and create."

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 20, 2022
  • A photo of someone using a Mashgin self-checkout machine.
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    Skip the line: Advanced checkout tech is surging among c-stores

    From self checkout machines to stores with no physical checkout at all, the options are growing for improving the shopping experience.

    By Jessica Loder • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Google enhances shopping experience for search

    The company’s updates come just as consumers — who are feeling the impact of high prices — start shopping for holiday gifts. 

    By Oct. 20, 2022