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Retail IT News: September in Review

Hello and welcome to September: In Review

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, retailers are preparing for a maelstrom of product-thirsty consumers. Many retailers will be rolling out their new in-store applications in the hope of driving more sales, elevating the customer experience and reducing waiting times at checkout. Judgement Day is coming! Get the latest updates with our September in review blog.

Ikea trials cashless store in the Netherlands

The Ikea store in Eindhoven is testing the consequences of not letting people pay in cash any more. If successful, the test may be expanded to other Dutch stores too.

Only 18% of C-Stores have the Right POS Infrastructure to Serve the Business Now and in the Future

According to a new insight report, which identifies the key priorities and obstacles c-store retailers face as they look to deliver better customer experiences and reduced costs.

Walgreens to Offer Drone Delivery Service

Walgreens and Wing Aviation LLC, a member of the Alphabet family of companies, announced last week that it's offering what it calls "store to door" delivery.

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Inventory-free showrooms 'super-charge' customers

Customers visiting inventory-free showrooms spend up to 60% more on average, shop more often, buy from more categories and buy more expensive items, according to new research from Idea Farm Ventures.

Ready…Set…Beat Amazon GO

In the race for dominance in the c-store industry, it is Amazon Go that has set the pace for customer convenience. This infographic is based on the latest C-Store Technology Insight Report.

Office Depot Lets Customer Virtually ‘Save A Spot’ In Line

Office Depot now allows shoppers to remotely “save” a spot in line for print and copy services through the Office Depot app. Customers also can receive status updates and reminders regarding their expected wait time, request additional time or exit the line.

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