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Retail IT News: May in Review

Hello and welcome to May: In Review

Easter has come and gone. Before long, schools will be breaking up for summer, which spells family vacations, barbecues, pool parties, and other such events – all of which will result in higher traffic for at least some retailers. A slew of in-store innovations have been rolled out by retailers across the world in an attempt to provide a new kind of retail experience. As we get closer to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holiday period, retailers are gauging how prepared they are.

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

Wawa expands into Miami

Wawa debuts in Miami with three store grand openings in one day.

Why Retailers Should Care about the Economic Value of the Software Defined Store

Adapt or perish, now more than ever, is the retailer’s imperative. Stores face new customer expectations, new competitive business models, and new technology options of a scale not experienced since the first birth of the internet.

Discover how to implement the Store of the Future.

San Francisco joins other US cities in banning cashless stores

San Francisco joins Philadelphia and the state of New Jersey in banning retailers from refusing to accept cash. Similar legislation has been proposed in New York and Rhode Island.

Nike aims for perfect shoe fit with tech rollout

The mobile app feature scans customers' feet to tell them what size shoe they need, and lays the groundwork for future fit personalization.

Amazon’s cashless, cashierless store now accepts cash, has cashiers

Amazon Go forced to take their frictionless selling back a step in response to mounting criticism.

Walmart's in-store veterinary clinics

Walmart is opening dozens of veterinary clinics in its stores and launching an online pet pharmacy.

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