• Dominos has a new CIO, former Suncorp exec Terry Powell.

• Starbucks has the most popular proximity mobile payment app, according to a recent study, topping Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.



• Dollar General is trialing new scan-and-go technology that lets customers see a running total of their baskets and provides real time alerts to potential savings on the items they are purchasing.

• Five Below is rolling out a new POS solution this year that it will streamline checkout and permit the retailer to introduce its first loyalty program.

• Sam’s Club has a new 32,000 sq. ft. Dallas concept store in the works that will feature cashier-less checkout and other technological innovations. It’s seen as a response to the Amazon Go concept.



• Ahold Delhaize launched Peapod Digital Labs, a digital solutions company, and appointed JJ Fleeman as President of the new organization and Chief E-commerce Officer of Ahold Delhaize USA.

• Albertson’s is trialing Amazon-Go style technology as it appointed Gautam Kotwal (previously with Kohl’s and Netflix) to the newly created position of EVP and Chief Data and Analytics Officer.



• Lululemon recently reported Q1 e-commerce sales up 60% compared to the prior quarter which itself had a 44% rise. The company will rollout instore pickup of online purchases in the second half of the year.

• Macy’s, Inc. appointed Naveen Krishna as its new Chief Technology Officer.


Hardware & Home Improvement

• Home Depot will drop $1.2 billion over the next 5 years to realign its supply chain, which includes adding 170 distribution facilities and direct fulfillment centers.

Just because we don’t mention it here doesn’t mean it didn’t happen – or we didn’t capture it. In the past four weeks, we’ve updated more than 700 companies in the Database of Foodservice Technology and Database of Retail Technology, with many of those companies’ records updated at multiple points.