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Staying on top of breaking news in the retail industry is a commitment Retail TouchPoints editors take seriously. Each day, we publish the latest information in this retail news section. Up-to-the-minute stories cover retail implementations, new product announcements, financial updates, executive appointments and overall global updates affecting every aspect of the retail industry.

Microsoft To Showcase Seven New Technologies At NRF 2020
Good American Adds Alternative Payment Method

Good American Adds Alternative Payment Method

December 19 // Written by Bryan Wassel

A.T. Kearney Rebrands Itself To Reflect Emphasis On Collaboration

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A.T. Kearney has rebranded itself as Kearney as part of the firm’s new brand messaging, visual identity and approach to communications. The consulting company underwent a comprehensive review of its existing brand and value proposition and gathered feedback from parties including select clients to help define the firm’s approach.
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Oracle Launches Consumer Insights Offering Designed To Optimize Customer Acquisition

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Oracle Retail has released Consumer Insights, a feature designed to help retailers better understand the characteristics of their best customers and extend those traits to find similar potential consumers. In combination with their own first-party data, retailers can leverage third-party consumer data from the Oracle Data Cloud to optimize customer…
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Microsoft To Showcase Seven New Technologies At NRF 2020

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Microsoft is making a splash at the NRF 2020 Big Show with a slate of new products and capabilities in its suite of retail solutions. The new tools are designed to enable “anywhere commerce,” or aCommerce, to help retailers offer a unified customer experience online, in their stores and through…
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Report: Amazon Will Launch Luxury Fashion Marketplace In 2020

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Amazon is reportedly building a platform to sell luxury fashion goods that will launch in 2020, according to Women’s Wear Daily. So far, 12 brands are said to be working with Amazon already, though no names have been announced. Each brand will be introduced individually on the platform. The unnamed…
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Kroger Grows Plant-Based Meat Offerings With Private Label Patties

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Kroger is expanding its presence in the private label and meat substitute categories with the launch of Simple Truth Emerge plant-based burger patties and ground meat. The products join existing plant-based products in this line that include vegan chocolate chip cookie dough, oat milk, sour cream, deli slices and sausage. Simple…
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Amazon Advances India Ambitions In Partnership With Retail Giant

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Becoming the official e-Commerce sales channel for Future Retail Group is Amazon’s latest move toward establishing a stronghold in India. Future Retail operates six retail chains, including popular hypermarket Big Bazaar, and has more than 1,500 stores across India. The Amazon partnership will allow customers to order products from any…
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Sephora Adds Goop Wellness And Skincare Products To Assortment

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Goop, the lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, is entering its first full-scale retail partnership by selling select products at Sephora. While Goop initially had been available exclusively at its own stores, on Goop.com and at some independent beauty shops, the company went live on Sephora.com on Jan. 7 with…
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PCMS Rebrands As Flooid To Reflect Modern Shopping Journeys

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PCMS, a retail commerce software provider, has announced a complete company rebrand to Flooid. The new name and visuals are designed to reflect a modern, fluid way of shopping, as well as the technology’s emphasis on enhancing retailers’ ability to innovate. The Flooid platform is used by more than 150…
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SmileDirectClub Debuts Exclusive Oral Care Products In 3,800+ Walmart Stores, E-Commerce Site

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SmileDirectClub, the DTC oral care company known for its orthodontic teeth aligners, has launched a suite of premium oral care products available exclusively at Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart.com. The Walmart rollout includes an electric toothbrush, a teeth-whitening system complete with LED lighting called “bright on,” toothpaste in whitening and sensitivity…
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Michaels Appoints New CEO From Walmart; CFO To Depart In January

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Michaels has named Ashley Buchanan President and CEO Designate effective Jan. 6, 2020, just two months after removing the interim tag from current CEO Mark Cosby. Buchanan will officially succeed Cosby upon completion of a transition period ending April 1, 2020. He will join the company’s Board of Directors, while…
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Walmart's Ben Hasan Named Most Influential Diversity Star Of 2019

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Ben Hasan has been named the Most Influential Diversity Star for 2019 by Diversitystars.com. As SVP and Chief Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Walmart, Hasan and his team are responsible for advancing the development of behaviors that embrace diversity and inclusion, along with promoting of the company's external reputation.
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Amazon Expands Free Holiday Return Policy To ‘Millions’ Of Items

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With shoppers expected to return $41.6 billion worth of merchandise bought online this November and December, according to a study by CBRE and Optoro, Amazon is looking to make returns processes easier by expanding free returns to “millions” of items — including electronics, household items, pet supplies and kitchen appliances…
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Neighborhood Goods Brings ‘Reinvented’ Department Store To NYC

Neighborhood Goods has been reimagining how a traditional department store operates, by showcasing emerging digitally native brands and driving foot traffic through the promise of a newly curated and constantly rotating product experience. Earlier this month, the Texas-based retailer set up shop in New York City with its second store,…
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Good American Adds Alternative Payment Method

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Good American, the inclusive fashion brand co-founded by Khloé Kardashian and Emma Grede, has partnered with Klarna as its new alternative payment method both online and in-store.  Customers can shop Good American's designs utilizing Klarna's pay in four, with equal installments paid bi-weekly, or pay later after 30 days with no…
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