Charming Charlie has upgrade to Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to support both its immediate needs and its international expansion plans.

Gap Inc. has integrated “seamless inventory” model supported by technology from GT Nexus to support front-end omnichannel retail operations.


Drug Stores

CVS Health has partnered with IBM to use predictive analytics and IDM’s Watson cognitive computing for care management services for patients with chronic disease. The partnership will facilitate healthcare practitioners to use Watson to generate advances in healthcare programs not offered today.

Rite Aid announced that all of its 4,600 stores nationwide are now accepting mobile payments, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet.



Starbucks Corp, is partnering with the New York Times to provide a greater news viewing experience for free for users of its Starbucks mobile app through the My Starbucks Rewards loyalty program.



Target Corp. is testing beacons at 50 stores nationwide, with plans to expand the service to more stores later this year.

Tractor Supply has partnered with IBM to improve the retailer’s online operation, including its website, integration with social platforms, and cloud-based operations for better performance.