Neiman Marcus Group is reshaping its leadership and announcing investments in merchandising, technology and supply chain to enhance to the customer experience at its namesake stores and Bergdorf Goodman.
As part of a seminar at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show Chapter 1, an ongoing virtual event to be followed in June by a now virtual Chapter 2, Marvin Ellison, president and CEO of Lowe’s and Niraj Shah, co-founder and CEO of Wayfair, discussed the development of their companies before and through the COVID-19 pandemic. The retail executives then looked beyond at a future when the application of technology will improve and simplify the consumer shopping journeys and purchase decisions.
Walmart is launching a livestream for the TikTok community that will give participants a chance to shop for select products featured in content from some of the app’s most popular creators, all without ever having to leave the platform, said William White, Walmart U.S. chief marketing officer.
JuniperWeb, an e-commerce website development tool powered by IMC_di, International Market Center’s digital innovations division, has launched www.bethanylowe.com as its first proprietary B2B site for the gift and home sector.
Cost Plus World Market has teamed with Rightpoint to launch Cost Plus World Market’s first virtual holiday store. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing customer shopping behaviors, Cost Plus World Market created the virtual holiday store to engage customers online.
Whisk, a Samsung Next food technology platform, has added Kroger to the brand’s ecosystem. Consumers can now turn any recipe from Whisk’s network of publishers, brands and apps into a smart shopping list and instantly purchase for pickup or delivery from Kroger stores.
Among 20 finalists for the Americas region, CEDIA has recognized Dallas Market Center’s Smarter Living by Design, a smart home showroom showcasing a range of brands spanning technology categories from lighting, audio/video, appliances and artificial intelligence.
Kroger and Ocado have selected Romulus, MI, as the latest location for a customer fulfillment center. The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and Ocado would construct a facility in the Great Lakes Region.
As demand for online grocery services continues to accelerate, Swisslog, a provider of warehouse automation and software, has partnered with H-E-B, to support the company’s growing demand for online fulfillment.
TikTok creator ByteDance has received tentative approval for an agreement with the U.S. government to resolve the outstanding issues about the involvement of China’s government in the original organization, which will allow Oracle and Walmart in partnership to acquire 20% of the newly formed TikTok Global business.
Bed Bath & Beyond has expanded its relationship with Google Cloud through a multi-year collaboration that will accelerate its omni-always transformation, enabling the company to better serve customers in a digital-first environment. To perform this work, Deloitte will also serve as strategic transformation services partner.
Amazon will host its 2020 Career Day on September 16. As a part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available across the country, and the thousands of additional hourly positions in the company’s operations network to be announced soon.
Dallas Market Center and RepTime, a provider of B2B software as a service solutions, have formed a partnership to offer software solutions uniting manufacturers, sales teams and retailers. RepTime will be rebranded as MarketTime, reflecting its position as a 24/7 market solution and omnichannel marketplace platform supporting the complete B2B ecosystem.