Big Y announced earlier this month that it plans to phase out the use of self-service checkout lanes across all of its stores.
Whole Foods Market has launched Giftango’s enterprise digital gift card and stored value promotions platform to extend its e-commerce gifting capabilities.

Department Stores and Apparel Industry

American Apparel expects to double its rollout of radio frequency identification tags from 50 to 100 stores by the end of the year.
Giorgio Armani launched a website active in 30 countries in Europe, as well as the United States and Japan, and in four languages—Italian, English, French and Japanese.
Macy’s said it will start RFID rollout by the third quarter of 2012, with men’s furnishings, men’s slacks, intimate apparel, denim, women’s shoes and some private brands, and complete it by fall 2013. All 850 stores are involved.
Shoe Carnival, Inc. announced the launch of its e-commerce website at

Foodservice Industry

Denny’s has rolled out a Test & Learn Management System from Applied Predictive Technologies. The solution will now allow the company to test strategic and tactical initiatives across all locations.
Domino’s Pizza announced that after just three months since its launch, the new Domino’s App for iPhone and iPod touch has achieved $1 million in sales over a single week.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced that it will begin accepting payments made with cards loaded into Google Wallet and MasterCardPayPass contactless cards at all of its company-owned locations by the end of October 2011.