Target has plans to roll out mobile payment features to one or more of its apps in 2017 exclusively to shoppers with a Target credit card.

Walmart is testing a blockchain system co-developed by IBM that allows cloud-based logging of supply chain transactions in a ledger to help improve the food safety and security of its packaged produce.

Yankee Candle is rolling out a new point-of-sale system called TCxWave from Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and its Together Commerce Alliance business partner Certified Retail Solutions.



Cava Grill is using a platform of electronic-sensor technology to assist the chain with proper staffing based on traffic, while also providing information regarding supply chain.

Panera Bread Co. announced during a fourth quarter conference call that digital sales make up approximately 24 percent of sales at company-owned units.



7-Eleven Inc. has entered into an agreement with NEC Corporation to be the exclusive supplier of both POS hardware and software across the chain’s US and Canada stores.

Schnucks Markets Inc. is partnering with Instacart to offer delivery services to the St. Louis area; in addition to Schnucks, Shop ‘n Save, Whole Foods Market and Costco are also partnering with Instacart in the city.

Fareway Stores instituted a digital coupon system at its 117 stores that allows shoppers to create an online profile by product type for coupons.

PCC Natural Markets is partnering with Instacart at its Bothell, WA, location; the curbside pickup service is currently available for certain zip codes in Bothell, Duvall, Everett, Kenmore, Maltby, Mukilteo and Woodinville, WA.