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Retail IT News: June in Review

Hello and welcome to June: in review

While there is still uncertainty surrounding the recently discovered COVID variants, businesses are edging ever so closer to being fully operational once more. The holiday shopping period under the ‘new norm’ kicks off this week, and retailers will be keen to maximize this opportunity. Armed with a plethora of new in-store innovations, retailers can now focus more on perfecting their frictionless retail methods, paying close attention to the constantly shifting consumer habits post-COVID. To quote the CEO of Tractor Supply: ‘The challenge of all retailers is to stay ahead of their customer needs.’

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

Walmart makes last mile delivery move with DroneUp investment

“The trial demonstrated we could offer customers delivery in minutes versus hours,” says CEO and President of Walmart’s U.S. business, John Furner.

‘Superconnected’ customers spend more on food orders

Consumers with more tech devices spent 26% more in the last year.

'The challenge of all retailers is to stay ahead of their customer needs'

Tractor Supply gained millions of new customers in the last five quarters. Now it's on a mission to maintain them.

Amazon and Walmart e-com enhancements tap machine learning

Amazon and Walmart have each beefed up their e-commerce capabilities.

Target unveils remodeled stores

Target is beginning to check off a major item on its to-do list: upgrading stores.

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