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Retail IT News: April in Review

Hello and welcome to April In Review

It’s Spring and that time of year when retailers start to double down further on their planning preparation for the looming holiday periods ahead. Technology continues to come to the fore as retailers strive to elevate the customer experience, with investments in augmented reality, automated distribution centers and even vending machines that sell products via commonly used delivery apps.

This blog post focuses on the highlights of retail IT news in April.

Italy startup integrates vending machines with delivery services

A Turin has introduced an e-commerce solution that allows vending machines to sell products in delivery apps, according to the company's website. The delivery apps include UberEats, Deliveroo, Glovo and Just Eat.

Augmented reality is what’s in store for commerce

Augmented reality could completely change how you shop, but don’t expect it to dramatically change where you do it.

H&M's new Trafford Centre store has a huge HOME section, no windows and self checkouts instead of tills

Inside you'll find no windows, a brand new homeware section, and more self-checkouts than you've probably ever seen before.

American Airlines Center launches AI autonomous shopping

The Center has opened a Market To-Go shop on the arena's terrace level with a second location on the main concourse of the arena to open later this month.

Walmart Canada unveils state-of-the-art distribution center

The 300,000-square-foot facility will distribute fresh and frozen foods, as well as pantry items, to 45 Walmart locations across the province, and is part of the retailer’s broader $3.5 billion investment to generate growth and speed up the flow of products across Canada.

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