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Staying on top of breaking news in the retail industry is a commitment Retail TouchPoints editors take seriously. Each day, we publish the latest information in this retail news section. Up-to-the-minute stories cover retail implementations, new product announcements, financial updates, executive appointments and overall global updates affecting every aspect of the retail industry.

Walmart, KIDBOX Partner Via Subscription Styleboxes

Walmart, KIDBOX Partner Via Subscription Styleboxes

April 16 // Written by Bryan Wassel

J.Crew Considers Madewell IPO, Names Interim CEO

J.Crew Considers Madewell IPO, Names Interim CEO

April 12 // Written by Adam Blair

Amazon Plans Cash Payment Option At Amazon Go Stores

Amazon Plans Cash Payment Option At Amazon Go Stores

April 10 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Signet Jewelers To Shutter 150 Stores In Fiscal 2020

Signet Jewelers To Shutter 150 Stores In Fiscal 2020

April 05 // Written by Bryan Wassel

Ascena Unites Rewards Program Across Five Brands

Ascena Unites Rewards Program Across Five Brands

April 05 // Written by Glenn Taylor

Zappos Offers 10% Discount To Teachers, Students And Military Personnel

Zappos has initiated a discount program designed to reward people who contribute to their communities, offering 10% off purchases to teachers, college students and military personnel. By visiting Zappos.com/programs, consumers with a Zappos account can have their eligibility verified. They will then receive an individual promotional code that will automatically apply…
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Farmatodo Modernizes Systems To Improve In-Store And Delivery Experiences

  • Published in News Briefs
Farmatodo, a Venezuelan self-service pharmacy chain, has partnered with Oracle Retail to establish a framework that will help the retailer expand into new countries, deploy new stores faster and better serve shoppers in-store through a modernized POS system. The technology also will support Farmatodo’s delivery model in Colombia, where real-time…
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Donatos Pizza Automates Supply Chain Compliance Documentation

  • Published in News Briefs
Donatos Pizza, a family-owned pizza retailer with more than 155 locations, is deploying the ReposiTrak Compliance and Risk Management Solution to automate its compliance documentation at corporate, facility, franchise, store and item levels. The suite will help Donatos optimize its food supply chain and supplier compliance program and protect its…
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Kohl’s Donates $10 Million To Family Wellness Programs

  • Published in News Briefs
Through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform, Kohl’s is expanding its philanthropic focus from children’s health to holistic family health and wellness. The retailer is launching new partnerships with two national organizations, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with donations of $2 million and…
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Walmart, KIDBOX Partner Via Subscription Styleboxes

  • Published in News Briefs
Walmart and KIDBOX are partnering to bring curated children’s styleboxes to Walmart.com. The Walmart KIDBOX stylebox will offer a personalized selection of four to five apparel items from more than 120 brands, including BCBG, Butter Super Soft, C&C California and Puma.
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J.Crew Considers Madewell IPO, Names Interim CEO

J.Crew is exploring a potential IPO for its Madewell business, which offers women’s apparel, footwear and accessories. The IPO could take place as early as the second half of 2019. Additionally, the retailer named current President and COO Michael Nicholson as its interim CEO. Nicholson replaces an “Office of the CEO”…
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After Year-Long Wait, Macy’s Launches STORY Concept Within 36 Stores

  • Published in News Briefs
Nearly a year after acquiring STORY, the NYC-based experiential shop, Macy’s has launched the concept in 36 stores across 15 U.S. states. Opening with “Color” as its inaugural theme, STORY at Macy’s invites customers to explore and experience color through a rainbow of curated, giftable products and through 300+ color-inspired…
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Nebraska Furniture Mart Streamlines Sales And CX Hiring With Talent Assessment Tool

  • Published in News Briefs
Nebraska Furniture Mart (NFM) will implement the Logi-Serve employee assessment solution to help the retailer identify talent for sales and customer service roles. The tool will let NFM predict how potential associates will be able to handle customer service-related outcomes, such as creating conversions, generating customer loyalty and improving customer…
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REI, Coozie Outdoors Turn Emphasis To Outdoor Gear Rentals

  • Published in News Briefs
Two retailers are taking fresh approaches to the outdoor goods market with rental services. REI Co-Op is significantly expanding its existing program with the inclusion of snowshoes, skis, snowboards and fully equipped camping and backpacking kits at more than 115 stores, while newcomer Coozie Outdoors has launched with a purely…
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Signet Jewelers To Shutter 150 Stores In Fiscal 2020

Signet Jewelers plans to close more than 150 stores in fiscal 2020, though the total will be offset by20 to 25 openings, primarily consisting of repositionings to off-mall locations. Signet, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry and Piercing Pagoda, also closed 262 stores in…
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CVS Pharmacy Expands Same-Day Prescription Delivery To 6,000 Stores

CVS will offer same-day prescription drug delivery from 6,000 of its 9,800+ locations across the U.S., nearly a year after launching two-day and next-day delivery across all stores. The delivery service charge is $7.99 and the packages will be delivered by Shipt. Customers can add items beyond prescriptions to their delivery carts,…
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Ascena Unites Rewards Program Across Five Brands

Ascena Retail has rolled out a new multi-tiered loyalty program, ALL Rewards, for its premium fashion segment of brands. For the first time, shoppers at Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Ann Taylor Factory and LOFT Outlet will be able to earn and redeem perks across all five brands. The…
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