Supermarket and Convenience

Technology News:

Albertsons has discontinued its loyalty card program that gives customers lower prices on some items.

Suncor Energy has selected NCR’s Retalix StorePoint point-of-sale and fuel management software for the company’s Petro-Canada branded retail network.


Discount and Specialty

Technology News:

Crate and Barrel announced that Kewill, Inc. will implement its Flagship parcel shipping and Netship expense management software.

Target has has reached “peak spending” on IT and next year the IT budget will drop about two-thirds according to an investor’s note form Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig.


Department Stores and Apparel

Technology News:

Coldwater Creek has deployed Oracle Retail’s suite of integrated merchandise planning and optimization solutions as part of a strategic initiative to increase full-price selling and improve the productivity and profitability of store, online and catalog channels.



Technology News:

Dunkin’ Donuts has selected Epsilon to provide the technology needed to fuel the chain’s DD Perks Program loyalty initiative.

Ben & Jerry’s is deploying the FreedomPay Commerce Platform across their domestic US franchise scoop shop system.