Discount and Specialty
Technology News:
Best Buy Canada will start rolling out mobile point-of-sale in select Future Shop and Best Buy pilot store locations.
Bombay & Co. has selected TD Retail Card Services to create and administer its private label credit card.
Department Stores and Apparel
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Neiman Marcus is equipping all of its 4,000 associates at its full-line stores with smartphones in an effort to better serve customers.
Nordstrom management has committed to invest this year $140 million or about 30% of total capital expenditures for IT infrastructure.
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Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Friesis currently in a rapid growth stage, with contracts for 450-plus locations worldwide where Micros will provide its Restaurant Enterprise Series (RES) point-of-sale system and the cloud-based reporting and business intelligence platform.
Carlson Restaurants has entered an agreement to implement NCR inventory and labor management solutions in all of its domestic T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants. Also, T.G. I. Friday’s is the first casual-dining chain to offer a smartphone application that lets guests start a tab from their iPhone or Android, track it on the device and close it out without a waiter. The pay-at-table function is offered at about 300 of Friday’s more than 900 restaurants. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or the Android App Market.
Chevys Fresh Mex is rolling out a digital media system. The Ziosk features a 7-inch touch screen that enables Chevys diners to view promotions and specials, order items, play games, watch videos, see movie trailers and pay their checks at the table.