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Boots and Microsoft tie up seven-year technology deal

Boots and Microsoft tie up seven-year technology deal

Walgreens Boots Alliance aims to support digitally-enabled healthcare transformation via long-term Microsoft technology deal.

AS Watson reports success with predictive modelling marketing

AS Watson reports success with predictive modelling marketing

AS Watson unveils it is helping brands gain a presence in new territories using a personalised approach and sophisticated digital marketing tactics.

#NRF2019: AR and VR is “the icing on the cake”

#NRF2019: AR and VR is “the icing on the cake”

Spice and seasoning manufacturer McCormick & Company explains how it uses AR and VR to enhance customer experience, calling it the “icing on the cake”.

#NRF2019: Stay ahead of the consumer with constant investment, says Target

#NRF2019: Stay ahead of the consumer with constant investment, says Target

Target details how retailers need to continue to invest in technology to win the digital race.

#NRF2019: Best Buy, retail technology and in-store merchandising

#NRF2019: Best Buy, retail technology and in-store merchandising

Best Buy is introducing technology based on what its staff say will make their lives easier, and retail ops director Aaron Pyles says it's improving performance.

Amazon tax: Labour Party considering all options

Amazon tax: Labour Party considering all options

Labour is considering an ‘Amazon tax’ on online retailers to help their struggling High Street counterparts, the Shadow Business Secretary has said.

Wing bringing delivery drones to Europe

Wing bringing delivery drones to Europe

Wing, a startup that is part of Alphabet, has announced a drone delivery pilot in Helsinki, Finland, beginning in the spring.

AiFi thinks small with checkout-free NanoStore

AiFi thinks small with checkout-free NanoStore

US startup, AiFi, has unveiled the NanoStore

#NRF2019: What does the USA's largest fleet of in-store robots look like?

#NRF2019: What does the USA's largest fleet of in-store robots look like?

Ahold Delhaize US has given the green light for the US's largest ever fleet of in-store robots to enter its grocery brands' stores. Their main task: reporting on spillages.

#NRF2019: AB InBev testing drones to keep tabs on in-store stock

#NRF2019: AB InBev testing drones to keep tabs on in-store stock

AB InBev has been trialling drones in a grocery store to keep informed on inventory information.

#NRF2019: Laura Ashley maps out new online features after website relaunch

#NRF2019: Laura Ashley maps out new online features after website relaunch

Laura Ashley says early signs from its recently-relaunched website are positive, with augmented reality and personalised recommendations on the roadmap.

#NRF2019: Be transparent with in-store tracking, says Hammitt

#NRF2019: Be transparent with in-store tracking, says Hammitt

Designer handbag retailer, Hammitt, advises retailers to share the value of in-store tracking with shoppers.

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