Supermarket and Convenience
C&K Market has deployed Connected Payments from Retalix and has rolled out the cloud-based, SaaS payments system across its 61 Ray’s Food Place, Ray’s Shop Mart and C&K Market banners.

Discount and Specialty

Hallmark Cards has selected Fujitsu to provide a complete cloud-based, retail-as-a-service (RaaS) solution for its more than 2,500 independent retailers and corporate stores in the U.S.

Ikea is now removing all self-checkout lanes from all U. S. stores and will complete the process by the end of summer 2012.

Department Stores and Apparel
Beall’s has agreed to use VeriFone Systems’ recently introduced MX 915 payment and media-enabled solutions system.
Belk has signed a deal with ChannelAdvisor to use its e-commerce services for comparison shopping and data feed management.
Foot Locker has rolled out RedPrairieEnterprise Workforce Management (EWFM) at approximately 2,700 retail stores throughout North America.
J.C. Penney announced that the chain was replacing its outdated technology infrastructure with an Oracle-based system, and, beginning this fall, would start to test the use of RFID tags on store merchandise. Other planned enhancements include the use of self-checkouts and mobile checkouts. The retailer will implement Oracle Retail applications for merchandising operations management, merchandise planning and optimization, supply chain planning and execution, and Oracle Retail’s stores solutions to simplify processes, reduce layers and equip business teams to better shape assortments and respond faster to customer preferences. Also, J.C. Penney’s new Levi’s shops will have iPads for customers to use for online browsing and for salespeople to check out customers. J.C. Penney hopes to get rid of cashiers and cash registers by 2014, and instead have salespeople use iPod Touch devices to check out customers, or self-checkout lanes.
Technology News:
Bertucci’s, has selected MICROS webOrdering to provide continuity to Bertucci’s rising online sales, as well as opportunity for growth. It also seamlessly integrated with both Bertucci’s POS infrastructure and its website.
La Madeleine Country French Cafébegan introducing free WiFi access in units this month. The company plans for WiFi access to be available without time restrictions in all cafés by the end of the year.
Starbucks Coffee Co. announced the continued global expansion of the Starbucks mobile platform with the roll-out of Starbucks app for Android to the United Kingdom and Canada. The company also announced that it will use mobile payment company Square to process all U.S. credit and debit card transactions, beginning this fall.
Tim Hortons has started rolling out free Wi-Fi and settled on Bell Mobility as its provider.
Wendy’s has announced that it has selected Boingo Wireless Inc. to manage and operate Wi-Fi services at participating Wendy’s company restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.