Qubit announced that ASICS Digital, an ASICS division responsible for the continued development of Runkeeper and other consumer-centric digital platforms, has partnered with Qubit to enhance its mobile web presence. Qubit Aura leverages the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) to create an app-like shopping experience for small screens.
AmericasMart Atlanta, the largest wholesale market center in the country, is using Aruba’s mobile-first solutions to deliver a better mobile experience and faster, more secure, mobile sales transactions. Using Aruba’s gigabit Wi-Fi, beacons and location services platform, AmericasMart has added critical, new capabilities to its mobile app, allowing buyers to easily navigate through the center and find what they need.
Vyze, a leader in cloud-based financing technology solutions for retailers, announced that Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has launched a private-label credit program on the Vyze platform.
UPS and Shopify Inc. are unveiling a platform integration that make UPS's premium services available to small businesses. Shopify’s hundreds of thousands of small U.S. businesses will now receive competitive, pre-negotiated domestic and international rates that save on list prices, along with a streamlined shipping and fulfillment solution.
Precima, a leading consulting and analytics firm, has signed a multiyear, enterprise-wide, agreement with Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s leading food and pharmacy retailer. Set to launch in 2018, the single access retail analytics portal will capture customer, marketing and merchandising insights for the company’s grocery and pharmacy divisions.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which ARG will acquire BWLD for $157 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.9 billion, including BWW’s net debt.
New York & Company, Inc., a specialty women’s apparel chain with 459 retail stores, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Fashion to Figure, a U.S. based retailer of trendy plus-size fashions, including intellectual property rights.
Mirakl, the leading marketplace platform provider, announced a partnership with Christian Lacroix to launch an innovative brand platform to sell menswear, women’s accessories and lifestyle collections on christian-lacroix.com. Christian Lacroix selected the Mirakl Marketplace Platform for its focus on operating innovative marketplaces.
Kay Jewelers introduced a first-to-market Snapchat World Lens for the jewelry category. The custom Snapchat face and World Lens is also the first lens experience on Snap to showcase several on-trend Kay jewelry styles. In partnership with Snap, Kay has created a fun and unique experience wherein users are prompted to try on several looks.
SAS Retail Services was selected as one of only five Preferred Service Providers (PSPs) by retail giant Walmart. The Preferred Service Program is part of the new Walmart Merchandising Service Program that will centralize work in nearly 5,000 Walmart stores. The focus will drive higher sales, lowering costs, increasing efficiencies and improving the customer experience for Walmart shoppers.
Provision Interactive Technologies, Inc., announced that it has signed an agreement with Coinstar, LLC to integrate Provision’s proprietary 3D holographic display and point-of-sale coupon platforms into Coinstar’s Exchange kiosks.