technology

Retail
Lowe’s Investing In Technology To Improve Customer Experience

Google Cloud and Lowe’s are expanding their work together to create a technology foundation to help the home improvement retailer deliver customer experiences and empower store associates with tools to better serve customers.

Retail
Ron Johnson Wants Consumers To ‘Enjoy’ Smart Home

Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.

Retail
Ikea Partners With Optoro To Optimize Returns Technology

Ikea Retail U.S. is partnering with Optoro, a provider of returns optimization technology. Optoro’s technology will be implemented in 10 Ikea distribution centers, 50 retail stores, and the customer support center in the U.S., and the company is exploring the potential to expand the partnership into other markets.

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The Future Won’t Wait

The future is now for Matt Woods. The CEO of Woods Hardware, with five full-line hardware stores in the Cincinnati area, took home the 2018 Reimagine Retail award at the National Hardware Show for reinventive vision and execution by independent home improvement retailers.

Retail
Walgreens Testing Drone Delivery

Walgreens and Wing, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, are partnering on “store to door” delivery of health and wellness, food and beverage and convenience items via state-of-the-art drone technology.

Retail
Amazon To Boost Hiring Initiatives With Career Day Event

Amazon is kicking off its Amazon Career Day on Tuesday, September 17, a series of events across the U.S. where anyone can learn more about the 30,000 full and part-time jobs available at Amazon in locations across the country, from the company’s headquarters and tech hubs to data centers and fulfillment centers.

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