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Lojas Renner, Brazil’s largest fashion retailer, has deployed Oracle Retail solutions to help transform operations and build a foundation for growth. The company is using Oracle Retail to modernize and simplify operations and support the costs to prepare for omnichannel in Brazil.


French luxury group Kering, and Alibaba Group and its affiliate Ant Financial Services have come to a groundbreaking agreement to cooperate in their efforts to protect intellectual property and take joint enforcement actions online and offline against infringers to provide the best consumer experience and a trusted environment.


Ingenico Group, a global leader in seamless payment, announced City Furniture, South Florida’s leading furniture provider, has chosen to upgrade the point of sale across its 15 City Furniture and 12 Ashley Furniture HomeStore showrooms. City Furniture also partnered with IBM to roll out three MobileFirst applications, which enable its 400 sales associates to streamline the in-store path to purchase.


Capitalizing on both its diverse portfolio of brands and market leadership in the home category, Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced the launch of the Design Crew, a new cross-brand design services initiative. For the first time, customers will be able to work with the Design Crew, Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s team of design experts, who specialize in helping find the right products and services for a variety of needs at home, across all eight Williams-Sonoma Inc. brands, including Williams Sonoma, Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, Mark and Graham, Rejuvenation and West Elm.


SaaS shopping app platform Shopgate has partnered with ReCharge, the leading solution for recurring bills and subscriptions, to create an integration that will help merchants drive repeat business purchases, increase customer loyalty and grow retention rates.


The iconic Mall of America shopping complex has installed a sophisticated indoor positioning system, StepInside, with the help of industry leader Senion. The technology, which works like GPS for indoor locations, is designed to help the mall enhance visitor experiences by directing visitors to their desired retail, restaurant or entertainment destination within the complex through an app on their mobile devices.


TVPage, a provider of cloud-based video technologies, has announced a partnership with SLI Systems, a global provider of ecommerce search-based technologies, to enable online shoppers to find relevant videos through an intelligent and integrated video search solution delivered to retail web and mobile commerce experiences.


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