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SPAR South Africa redefines local shopping through partnerships

02.02.2024

SPAR South Africa is forming partnerships with local providers to power its SPAR2U delivery service in under-served areas (townships) across the country.
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Walmart and Unity to bring immersive commerce to games and apps

09.01.2024

Walmart announced plans to give Unity developers the ability to integrate Walmart’s commerce APIs directly into their games and apps.
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MediaMarktSaturn tests space-as-a-service offer for marketplace sellers

13.12.2023

In a pilot project, a fitness equipment provider from the Marketplace of MediaMarktSaturn is using instore floor space to present its products.
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Survey: Cash is number one in Europe

01.12.2023

According to a new survey cash is the most frequently used payment method in Europe. On average, one out of four respondents see the digital euro as a supplement to cash.
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Kingfisher launches AI-powered DIY assistant

23.11.2023

Kingfisher has launched the first AI-powered assistant in the home improvement sector, harnessing the capability of generative AI to support customers with their DIY projects.
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Walmart enables viewers to "shop the moment" while streaming

13.11.2023

Walmart and NBCUniversal announced a new commerce partnership that allows Bravo fans to 'shop the moment' on Peacock for the first time. Fans can shop directly from the retailer while tuning in to Bravo’s "Below Deck Mediterranean" season 8 the next day on Peacock.
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Macy’s launches new digital fashion platform: mstylelab

20.10.2023

Macy’s launches mstylelab, a new engagement platform that journeys into the future of fashion merging the physical and digital realms to create cutting-edge experiences.
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AI shopping guide announced by Microsoft

10.10.2023

Development in e-commerce never stands still. Microsoft provides proof with its new AI functions for the Bing search engine, which are soon to be rolled out. The Buying Guide is a shopping guide tailored to users within the Bing search results page.
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A man and a woman stand behind the counter in a store looking happy; Copyright: Constantin Mirbach

Google Business Profile – digital showplace for retailers

26.09.2023

In recent years, many retailers have been working on digitizing their business. Online and offline sales channels are increasingly merging. In this context, the Google Business Profile occupies a key position.
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Emerging fraud schemes in retail and eCommerce

18.09.2023

Visa released the Fall 2023 edition of its Biannual Threats Report which highlights emerging fraud schemes targeting the global economy. This edition showcases a significant rise of phishing schemes proliferated through generative AI tools, and a marked increase in enumeration and ransomware.
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Alo Yoga launches virtual reality shopping experience

09.02.2023

Alo Yoga announced it has launched an immersive digital shopping experience complete with virtual reality integration, digital styling capabilities, streaming beauty and wellness tutorials, workout classes, and seamless checkout.
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The magic of virtual showrooms

07.02.2023

Experiences during the Corona pandemic have shown that in the spaces between personal, physical in-store shopping and the more impersonal, rigid web store there is the potential for richer shopping experiences. With impressive online showrooms, many retailers and brands have tried to bridge this gap.
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Magic mirrors and augmented reality in the beauty industry

17.02.2021

Now there is another B2C retail sector – apart from the furniture and fashion industries – with emerging AR use cases: enter the beauty industry.
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