Discount Stores and Specialty Retailers Industry

Technology News:
Sleepy’s is updating and expanding its use of RedPrairie’s Warehouse Management and Workforce Management in seven distribution centers, and will also begin using RedPrairie’s Transportation Management and Fleet Management solutions.

Apparel Specialty Store and Department Store Industry 

Technology News:
Lord & Taylor deployed radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in six of its U.S. stores to track inventory on its shoe displays, and since the company has seen a significant increase in sales, according to The company intends to roll out the technology to all stores in the United States, as well as at Hudson‘s Bay stores in Canada.
Sears Holdings Corp. is putting Apple iPads and iPod Touch devices in the hands of sales associates at almost 450 Sears and Kmart stores that will let the workers search inventory and help customers order products online and watch product. Sears also announced that it’s also offering free Wi-Fi service for customers. The devices and the Wi-Fi service are being rolled out at 390 Sears stores and 60 Kmart stores.

Foodservice Industry

Technology News:
California Pizza Kitchen, has introduced a new electronic gift card option allowing gift givers the opportunity to send their holiday greetings instantaneously.
Chili’s restaurants throughout several states have deployed the Ziosk pay-at-the-table touchscreens from TableTop Media.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group will implement NCR’s Aloha Enterprise solution and Radiant hardware within each of the company-owned Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s New York Bagels restaurants.
Jamba Juice and Jack in the Box are testing Google Wallet in a limited trial of the technology. Jamba Juice is supporting Google Wallet at 270 of its approximately 750 locations, including units in the Chicago, Los Angeles, New YorkCity, San Francisco and Washington Jack in the Box is promoting Google Wallet use at 35 restaurants in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bayareas.
Peet’s Coffee & Tea has partnered with Mastercard and Google Wallet to provide near-field technology payment options at its company-owned stores.