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Walmart, Target Have Diverging Plans for Retail Robots

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Walmart and Target are both using artificial intelligence to streamline their operations, but how each company is making use of retail robots underscores the possibilities and pitfalls of in-store robotic technology, an article from CNN reveals. Walmart is investing heavily …

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Amazon Prime Day Sets Records, Retail Trends

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Amazon Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s annual shopping event, set new records for the company, leading to more sales than Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday events combined. Amazon says that worldwide, Prime members purchased more than 175 million items …

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Retail Leaders Discuss Impact of Tariffs

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Recently, tariffs on goods entering the U.S. have been hot topics in retail. No matter which industry a business operates within, tariff implementations are causing ripple effects on suppliers and shoppers alike. Retail leaders from some of the U.S.’s best-known …

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As Retail Wages Rise, Companies Seek Higher Efficiency With Tech

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As retailers struggle to fill jobs, a new report from the Associated Press suggests some retailers are raising wages and hoping for more efficient employees. The report says retail workers have seen some of the economy’s best wage gains in …

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Walmart Adds Mobile Checkout for Holiday Shopping

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Walmart is adding mobile checkout options to its Supercenter locations ahead of the busy holiday shopping season, the big-box retailer confirms in a recent press release. The program, called Check Out With Me, rolls out to all Supercenter locations on …

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Walmart, Amazon Focus on Demand for Drivers

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As demand for speedy delivery continues to grow among consumers, retailers like Walmart and Amazon are looking for solutions to meet those needs. Both companies are approaching delivery in unique ways, with Walmart on the hunt for quality long-haul truck …

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Walmart and Microsoft Plan Technology Partnership

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Walmart has announced it will begin using Microsoft’s cloud data technology for a range of cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications. The five-year agreement further deepens the bond between the two companies, which have a common foe in Amazon. …

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Big Boxes Turning to Task Automation

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Across the retail landscape, more big boxes are relying on task automation to reduce labor expenditures and enable employees to interact directly with customers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Target says it plans to add cash-counting checkout machines to 500 …

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