Walmart expanding CarSaver car-selling kiosks

Walmart is increasing the number of store locations featuring a CarSaver car-selling kiosk, according to Adweek. In an email to the publication, a Walmart rep wrote that CarSaver locations will open in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia in the near term.

Nordstrom readying men's store in New York City

In just about three weeks Nordstrom will open a mega men’s store in Manhattan featuring personal shoppers, a clubhouse and even a coffee bar. The store, selling merchandise just for men, will open April 12, according to a New York...

Target expanding loyalty program strategy

Target is reportedly testing a new loyalty rewards approach with a pilot taking place in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. The new strategy, called "Target Red," according to a Star Tribune report, is not linked to a payment card and comes...

The try-before-you-buy trend spurring a returns tsunami, claims study

Retailers offering a try-before-you-buy strategy are experiencing a surge of intentional returns that may undermine profits, according to a new Brightpearl study. Companies including Amazon and its new Prime Wardrobe, Stitch Fix, Warby Parker and Trunk Club have led the...

Payments Canada launches new credit risk model

Payments Canada, a financial market infrastructure for payments, is deploying a new credit risk model to boost safety and the soundness of existing systems.It's the first major enhancement on the organization's multiyear payments modernization strategy, according to a press release....

Arizona hospital deploys self-serve prescription kiosk

Bayless Integrated Health Center in Phoenix is now using a self-serve pharmacy kiosk that allows patients to fill a prescription immediately after being treated at the hospital, skipping a separate trip to a pharmacy, according to ABC 15. The kiosk...

Walmart expanding grocery delivery across the country

In the latest shot fired in the battle to provide greater delivery options, Walmart plans to expand its online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of the U.S. by 2019. Right now, the service is available in six markets...

Amazon extends Prime discount to Medicaid consumers

Amazon is offering Medicaid consumers its Prime membership for $5.99 a month, a big discount from its monthly $12.99 cost. The move is a discount program expansion, according to the New York Times, as Amazon first offered the same discount...

Indian airport tests check-in kiosk on buses

The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, in collaboration with the Bengaluru International Airport in Bangalore, India, has installed an automated check-in kiosk in a Vayu Vajra bus on the Electronics City-KIA route. So far, 160 passengers have checked in from the...

Amazon may be going into banking business, claims report

Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Capital One Financial are reportedly teaming up on a checking account initiative to attract the younger consumer. A Fortune report, citing the Wall Street Journal, claims the three companies are mulling the banking service, but it would not mean Amazon would be opening a banking division.

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery to San Francisco, Atlanta

Amazon Prime members in six more cities now have access to free, 2-hour delivery on Whole Foods Market orders. Amazon, the omnichannel giant which bought Whole Foods Market in 2017, is extending the fast delivery option to Atlanta and San...

Amazon tracking deliveries with a click of a camera

Apparently Amazon delivery drivers have been snapping photos of packages they've left on doorsteps, and Amazon is now offering the tracking option to consumers. The Amazon Logistics Photo on Delivery, according to PC Magazine, is now available to shoppers who...

Hopdoddy Burger Bar taps T3 to revamp web, mobile experience

Hopdoddy Burger Bar is revamping its web and mobile experience with the help of innovation agency T3. The Austin, Texas-based burger and beer joint aims to boost the online ordering into an exceptional customer experience and foster the fun vibe...

Survey: Data, top tier buy-in are key to successful customer experience

Retailers aiming to shore up the customer experience, and return on investment with CX technology, need to focus on getting executive support and ensuring good data integration. Those are the findings of a new Confirmit survey highlighting critcal areas that...

Amazon launching Whole Foods Market delivery service

Amazon Prime members living near a Whole Foods Market will be able to tap free 2-hour delivery as long as they're buying $35 in goods from the supermarket chain that Amazon bought in 2017. The service starts today in a...

Panera Bread debuting home, office delivery

Panera Bread will begin rolling out home and office delivery this month on Long Island for a $3 fee. Starting next week, the fast casual chain will offer the service to some customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to...

Target going a bit small on Long Island with new store

Long Island, New York, will get another small-store Target location come this fall. It will be the fourth small-store format for Long Island and will land in Selden, according to a Newsday report, and it marks Target's 26th store on...

Amazon pulls some children’s products after slogan backlash

A range of products featuring the slogan, "Slavery gets sh&t done," are now off the virtual shelves at Amazon following a backlash from anti-slavery organizations and consumers. The products included shirts, mugs and bags from third-party sellers, according to a...

Walmart partners with Japan e-commerce player Rakuten

Walmart is teaming up with Rakuten, Japan’s biggest ecommerce retailer, on an online grocery effort in Japan, according to an NPR report. The U.S. retailer will provide a channel for Rakuten to sell digital books and audiobooks in the U.S.,...

Starbucks goes cashless at downtown Seattle store

Starbucks has gone cashless at one location in downtown Seattle as the coffee giant experiments with a growing trend among fast casual chains in the U.S. The Seattle Times first made the discovery and reported that Starbucks is testing the concept at only one store.

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