Location data analytics spurs Hooters growth (by DEBBY GARBATO, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Location analytics was the accelerant in this growth spurt at the 300-store chain—Hooters, which uses the intelligence to troubleshoot existing stores and share the findings with franchisees and managers.
Sonic hears its customers with AI and voice ordering (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
Sonic Drive-in is upgrading the drive-thru experience with AI & voice assistant technology. Consumers arriving at the drive-thru will be prompted to order from the voice ordering assistant, which will integrate with a dynamic menu display.
460K accounts accessed in Uniqlo Japan hack (by Kaarin Vembar, sourced from Retail Dive)
It is said that Fast Retailing, parent company of brands including Uniqlo, GU, Theory and J Brand, announced on Monday that customer accounts on the Uniqlo Japan and GU Japan online stores were accessed by hackers.
Google boosts shopping capabilities across search, images and YouTube (by Robert Williams, originally published on Mobile Marketer, sourced from Retail Dive)
A revamped Google Shopping experience launched this week, providing new ways to find and compare millions of products from thousands of stores, and to buy them online, in a nearby store or directly on Google. Is it a “fight back” signal to her rival?
Swedish Distillery Creates First Whisky Designed By AI (by Felipe Schrieberg, sourced from Forbes)
Working in collaboration with Microsoft and Fourkind, a Finnish technology consultancy specializing in AI spearhead projects, a Swedish whisky distillery Mackmyra releases the first ever whisky, a single malt, designed with machine learning.
Google to measure environmental impact of fashion (by Heather McIlvaine, sourced from InsideRetail)
Google announced a new pilot project to help fashion brands measure the environmental impact associated with the production of their raw materials, including water and pesticide usage in the production of cotton, and deforestation to make viscose.
Award-worthy product presentations – Point of purchase displays (by Nora Petig, sourced from iXtenso)
Today’s displays not only reflect the overall customer journey, but also focus on storytelling and digital elements.
SAP embraces cloud customization – with interesting partners (by DAN BERTHIAUME, sourced from Chain Store Age)
SAP is launching SAP Embrace, a new initiative to enable users of the SAP S/4 HANA ERP system to move it to the cloud, with platform, software, services and infrastructure customized to their specific industry needs.
Partners & Benefits
Oriented to media channels and data analytics enterprises as well as guilds or industry associations/organizations/institutions, the partnership launched by CHINASHOP is aimed at allowing every partner to engage with their targeting audience as well as creating interconnected networks, whereby propelling one another’s business extension nationwide and even worldwide.
Key Benefits from Partnership
1. Gain Accelerant Growth Engines contributed by new subscribers & advertisers 2. Acquire Golden Opportunities to display print/digital publications at CHINASHOP 3. Win Favored Chances to maximize brand exposure before and during CHINASHOP 4. Meet with Potential Clients at CHINASHOP-powered platform 5. Enjoy Priorities for Branding Activities at CHINASHOP-required events.
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