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Retail IT News: November in Review

Hello and welcome to November: in review

The discovery of the Omicron COVID19 variant may have reignited a certain mood of uncertainty, but consumers are still eager to greet the holiday season with joviality and optimism. Likewise, retailers are pushing ahead with their plans to introduce new in-store and last mile innovations, in anticipation of a prosperous future that cannot be abated. Indeed, retailers are eager to experiment with how the latest technologies can be applied for the benefit of all, and this is reflected in the slew of real development in the areas of driverless delivery, 3D augmented reality, ghost kitchens, blockchain and Christmas apps.

Get the latest updates with our November in review blog.

Walmart achieve industry first:
fully driverless deliveries

The route moves customer orders between a Walmart dark store and a Neighborhood Market in a fleet of multi-temperature autonomous box trucks.

Starbucks exploring blockchain for cross-retailer rewards

The next evolution of Starbucks Rewards is coming: connecting to other retailers’ loyaty programs.

Nike files trademark for downloadable virtual goods

The sportswear brand said that it wants to trademark computer programmes featuring footwear, clothing, headwear, eyewear, bags, sports bags, backpacks, sports equipment, art, toys and accessories, hinting at the company’s first foray into the metaverse.

QT brings back ‘JollyTown’ for the holidays

JollyTown is a mobile app contest filled with free gifts for customers who use the app. Every mobile order placed through Jan. 2, 2022, will receive a digital gift.

Do ghost kitchens have a role to play in c-stores?

Ghost kitchens offer an opportunity for c-stores to expand foodservice sales potential in the digital age.

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