Walmart plans to acquire the digitally native, women’s plus-size clothing brand ELOQUII for an undisclosed amount. The all-cash deal includes ELOQUII CEO Mariah Chase, her executive team and its 100 employees, who will continue to be based in Long Island City, N.Y., and Columbus, Ohio.


Global lifestyle brand Rebecca Minkoff announced a partnership with Afterpay, an innovative digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases. Afterpay enables shoppers to receive products from Rebecca Minkoff immediately and pay for them in four installments, with no requirement to enter into a traditional loan or pay any upfront fees or interest.


British restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo has launched in the United States with TGI Fridays, introducing its real-time customer engagement and data analytics technology in restaurants across nine states.


On the heels of the successful launch of Becca’s Bunch on Nick Jr. US on September 24, producer and property owner JAM Media has named JAKKS Pacific Inc. as the global master toy licensee for the property.


Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, will launch two holiday pop-up shops on November 1. With locations at the Natick Mall in Natick, Mass., and the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., Wayfair will invite shoppers to explore the unlimited possibilities in home enabled by its flagship ecommerce site.


Little Caesars recently co-developed the first heated, self-serve order pickup station with Apex Supply Chain Technologies. Little Caesars' proprietary Pizza Portal pickup has since been implemented in thousands of its stores nationwide. The customer-pleasing devices are part of RESERVE-N-READY, Little Caesars' new mobile order pickup program that provides busy customers with a fast, easy way to get their own custom pizza.


Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of Electronic Article Surveillance, RFID solutions and Alpha High-Theft Solutions for the retail industry, announced recently that Boscov’s is employing its CableLok® retail security system to reduce shrink while lifting sales in a number of its stores.