Jon Springer

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Technology

NRF Notebook: The Robots are Coming

From robots, to crowdsourcing to the cloud, retailers are moving quickly to adapt technology

Retailers

Walmart Promotes Judith McKenna to International CEO

Judith McKenna, who helped to lead Walmart’s comeback as its U.S. COO, has been promoted to president and CEO of the company’s International division effective Feb. 1.

CEO eyes cost reductions, fewer competitive entries and modest comp growth in FY18

Instacart is acquiring Unata, a leading provider of digital shopping technologies for grocers, in a deal the companies said would allow Instacart to forge deeper relationships with retailers for whom it provides on-demand ordering and delivery.

Kroger, Costco, Target and Aldi are said to be among several brick-and-mortar retailers expressing interest in acquiring online bulk retailer Boxed.

Walmart is closing multiple locations of its Sam’s Club membership warehouse chain.

The retailer is bumping its minimum wage to $11 per hour and will provide employees with one-time cash bonuses.

A Lidl commissioned pricing study shows competitors have lowered prices where Lidl has arrived.

The increased demand and new business strained the retailer's wholesale capacity in Q3.

Preliminary Q4 comps grew by 4.6% on strong holiday sales.

Walmart is expanding its Scan & Go technology to 100 additional U.S. stores this year.

The degree of investment could depend on Walmart.

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