Industry Updates: Retail and Foodservice Technology – February 2015
Forever 21 is using Oracle’s Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization solutions to help predict demand and align its product assortments. The retailer implemented the Oracle Retail Assortment Planning and Size Profile Optimization, which helps to ensure the apparel and accessories it places in stores each week are those that customers are looking for.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza has entered a partnership with Revention to create a custom digital online ordering platform. The user-friendly solution will allow customers to order from any internet capable device including mobile.
TGI Fridays announced that it has selected two new agencies: Made Movement (Made) and Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) to manage all future digital marketing, e-mail and technology campaigns.
Fred’s Super Dollar joined inStream’s retailer network of 38,000-plus stores offering POS and digital marketing programs. The program places targeted offers on customers’ receipts.
PetSense partnered with Shopatron to support its omnichannel operations from both inventory and analytics. The company also launched a new ecommerce site in November 2014.
The Home Depot it is arming its spring selling associates with the next generation of its in-store mobile technology, called the FIRST Phone. The Homecenter giant has distributed 40,000 of the new Web-enabled devices to help stores expedite checkout through “line-busting” and conduct mobile check-out in the outside garden area. The devices also give associates a simple customer service tool for locating products, checking inventory on hand, or explaining product features.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. has licensed Cloud360, Cognizant’s proprietary, enterprise-class cloud management platform for its portal applications. The solution was developed on Amazon Web Services.
Supermarket & Convenience:
Niemann Foods is using Birdzi’s Shopper Engagement platform, which will provide its shoppers new in-store services and personalized offers from the company’s mobile application.
Roundy’s Inc. is using the Market6’ ‘Market6 Foundation’ software platform to deliver a new vendor collaboration portal for the retailers enterprise-wide merchandising team and its CPG supplier community.