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Retail IT News: August in Review

Hello and welcome to August: in review

Summer is officially over, and the countdown to the peak shopping and sales periods, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is on – in what way the pandemic will affect these shopping periods is now the next question within every retailer’s mind. Without doubt it will be those that are seeking to elevate the level of convenience for shoppers in this ‘new normal’ that will win the long game. With that in mind, retailers continue to invest in retail store technology to simplify the buying experience for their customers.

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

DoorDash launches online DashMart convenience stores to sell snacks and groceries

DoorDash on Wednesday announced the launch of a chain of virtual convenience stores the company is calling DashMart, which will sell snacks, groceries, and other food-related products from partner restaurants.

Aldi plans cashierless stores in the U.K.

The supermarket chain is in the early stages of developing the technology with collaborators.

Alimentation Couche-Tard to pilot autonomous checkout technology

Under a new pact with Standard Cognition, Couche-Tard will retrofit a Circle K store in the Phoenix area with artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will allow customers to walk in, shop, and walk out without having to scan items or wait in line to pay.

Dollar stores get another boost from pandemic shopping habits in Q2

Dollar stores got another boost from pandemic-driven shopping during the second quarter.

7-Eleven Becomes Instacart’s First National C-Store Partner

Delivery service now available at more than 750 locations in Dallas, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.

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