Technology: Page 2


  • Virtual exterior shot of a Bloomingdale's storefront that is in the sky. A zeppelin with the words 'big brown drone' hovers in the right corner.
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    Bloomingdale’s debuts virtual store during New York Fashion Week

    The iconic retailer’s digital space celebrates its 150th anniversary and provides access to exclusive collections from luxury brands.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 9, 2022
  • A person's face next to a list of product recommendations.
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    Courtesy of J.C. Penney

    J.C. Penney releases skincare adviser experience, AR try-on

    The new features are part of a broader online revamp of the department store’s beauty offerings as it forges a new path in the category.

    By Sept. 9, 2022
  • Trendline

    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
  • Drugstore Chain Walgreens To Buy Duane Reade
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    Walgreens Boots Alliance taps Michaels exec as new CIO

    Hsiao Wang, executive vice president and CIO at the craft retailer, brings deep retail experience to the company amid ongoing transformation.

    By Roberto Torres • Sept. 9, 2022
  • Puma NITRO NFRNO and NITRO Fastroid Sneakers, debuting at NYFW
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    Courtesy of Puma

    Puma’s first metaverse experience ties NFTs to NYFW

    Following a New York Fashion Week show, consumers who minted the brand’s Nitropass can burn their NFT and claim physical sneakers.

    By Chris Kelly • Sept. 8, 2022
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    Courtesy of Rosie

    Instacart buys e-commerce tech provider Rosie

    Rosie’s services are now part of the Instacart Platform, and its staff lead development of the e-commerce giant’s strategy for serving independent retailers.

    By Sam Silverstein • Sept. 8, 2022
  • A grey hoodie made of Nike's new Forward material.
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    Courtesy of Nike

    Nike’s new material could ‘change the apparel industry,’ CEO says

    The brand's Forward material is created through a production process that uses less energy than traditional knits and wovens.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
  • The interior of a Levi's shop-in-shop, with jeans and t-shirts against a wall and a central island with shirts folded and hanging.
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    Courtesy of Business WIre

    Levi’s opens shop-in-shop in Hudson’s Bay

    The brand’s 6,600-square-foot shop features tech-enabled fitting rooms and tailoring services.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 7, 2022
  • Gap materials for its fall 2022 campaign, "Icons."
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    Courtesy of Gap

    Gap highlights culture shapers with ‘Icons’ campaign, NFT contest

    Gap Logo Remix invites artists to design a logo that could become an NFT and be printed on the brand’s signature hoodie.

    By Jessica Deyo • Sept. 7, 2022
  • A red brick building with an REI sign on it.
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    Recommerce tech firm grows as REI, Lululemon expand used apparel sales

    Trove said its technology is now active in 700 stores nationwide as more retailers turn to resale.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
  • A graphic that features Maybelline's new playable ad mini-game
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    Courtesy of Zynga

    Maybelline partners with Zynga for playable ad integration

    The branded mini-game requires players to pair together icons to reveal a shoppable mascara with a customer review.

    By Aaron Baar • Sept. 6, 2022
  • Chewy, fulfillment center
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    Chewy opens third automated fulfillment center as shipping capacity grows

    The pet supply retailer expects to ship a third of its outbound volume from automated facilities by this time next year.

    By Megan Ruggles • Sept. 6, 2022
  • A person with a brown sleeve holds a smartphone with the American Express Global Pay app open on it.
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    Sponsored by American Express

    American Express® introduces American Express Global Pay™, a B2B cross-border payment solution for U.S. small businesses

    American Express Global Pay enables U.S. SMBs to make cross-border payments while earning rewards.

    Sept. 6, 2022
  • A Francesca's storefront at a mall
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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    Francesca’s appoints Build-A-Bear vet as CTO

    Mike Early, who also worked with Macy’s, will take on the role, while Laura Schick was named vice president of e-commerce.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
  • Person wearing green t-shirt and diagram of its material breakdown
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    Courtesy of Fruit of the Loom

    Fruit of the Loom and recycled cotton company Recover launch unisex shirts

    The retailer, known for its apparel basics, is bringing a more affordable price point to sustainable clothing.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
  • Amazon vans are shown delivering packages on March 30, 2020 in Hicksville, New York.
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    Bruce Bennett via Getty Images

    Amazon rolls out delivery route algorithm to reduce miles driven

    The e-commerce giant has deployed its “Condor” program nationwide after introducing it in January.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 1, 2022
  • A Walmart worker stocking a fridge with food.
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    Courtesy of myQ Smart Technology

    Walmart adds ‘smart garage’ company to InHome delivery program

    MyQ, which makes technology found in 20% of household garages, will help the retailer expand its service focused on making secure deliveries.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Aug. 30, 2022
  • A red Levi's tab sign against a bright blue sky.
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    Daphne Howland/Retail Dive

    Levi’s leverages AI to boost e-commerce fulfillment

    The denim brand is launching a new platform to streamline deliveries as it works to grow its direct-to-consumer business.

    By Megan Ruggles • Aug. 29, 2022
  • Close up of smart phone using augmented reality to shop for chair.
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    Sponsored by Niantic

    How brands are collapsing the e-commerce purchasing funnel with augmented reality

    Brands are relying on WebAR to transform their e-commerce sites into powerful AR commerce destinations.

    By Tom Emrich • Aug. 29, 2022
  • Person riding a Peloton bike
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    Courtesy of Peloton

    Peloton Q4 net loss widens to $1.2B as revenue plummets 28%

    The brand will lean into its software content in FY23, but declined to provide full-year guidance or quarterly engagement metrics going forward.

    By Aug. 25, 2022
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    Retrieved from 7-Eleven press release.

    7-Eleven debuts online merchandise shop in bid to be ‘more than just a convenience store’

    The collection includes apparel and accessories inspired by the convenience store’s products, such as Big Gulp and Slurpee.

    By Brett Dworski • Aug. 25, 2022
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    Courtesy of Walmart

    Walmart selects five beauty brands for Walmart Start accelerator program

    The retailer seeks to support brands with high growth potential and compelling consumer products.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Aug. 25, 2022
  • Shopify bag logo and name. in front of a brick wall.
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    Courtesy of Shopify

    Shopify adds collaboration tool to connect brands with content creators

    The e-commerce platform is diving further into the shoppable content space as it looks to win over merchants.

    By Aaron Baar • Aug. 25, 2022
  • Screenshot of a hand with white painted nails doing a phone with the Walmart+ app open.
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    Retrieved from Walmart on August 24, 2022

    Walmart unveils rewards program for Walmart+ members

    Walmart Rewards allows shoppers to accumulate savings on select items and then redeem them in stores or online.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Aug. 24, 2022
  • A Bath and Body Works storefront
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    Cara Salpini/Retail Dive

    Bath & Body Works launches nationwide loyalty program, app

    Bath & Body Works Rewards members earn points with every purchase, while the app gives shoppers access to exclusive content. 

    By Aug. 23, 2022
  • Afterpay logo on a phone screen
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    Courtesy of Afterpay

    Afterpay releases designer NFTs with exclusive merchandise, experiences for New York Fashion Week

    The buy now, pay later company will donate all proceeds from the collection to the nonprofit Free Arts NYC.

    By Aug. 23, 2022