In an investment presentation, Best Buy highlighted the progress made on its Building the New Blue growth strategy, detailing how it plans to move forward with the initiative, with an emphasis on customer relationships and “winning the home,” as well as discussing the company’s long-term financial outlook.
The Ikea Place app is relaunching with a new design and added features, combining augmented reality and artiﬁcial intelligence.
Walmart has appointed Nuala O’Connor to a new senior vice president and chief counsel of digital citizenship role reporting directly to Rachel Brand, evp/global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
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.
Overstock said it is enhancing its customer focus by launching a completely dynamic and real-time e-mail experience. The personalized customer experience leverages Overstock’s proprietary technology built to create a real-time streaming platform.
As Walmart brings grocery pickup and delivery services to its store network, the retailer is also testing new capabilities such as self-driving cars. A new pilot program is now kicking off with autonomous vehicle company, Gatik.
Wayfair’s James Savarese, chief operating officer, and John Mulliken, chief technology officer, are retiring from the company. In addition, Thomas Netzer and Allan Lyall, both currently executives in its European business, have received promotions.
Regional supermarket operator Giant Eagle has teamed with Grabango, a checkout-free technology provider, to create a no-wait exit option for customers.
Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new high-tech customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Forest Park, Georgia, a $55 million investment that will create more than 400 new jobs.
Amazon said it plans to spend $700 million to train 100,000 of its employees to fill in-demand jobs such as data mapping specialist, data scientist, solutions architect and business analyst, as well as logistics coordinator, process improvement manager and transportation specialist.
Consumers are embracing the use of retail technology to improve their shopping experience, according to the latest consumer view survey released by the National Retail Federation.