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Should stores charge for BOPIS?

Claiming the current free service is "unsustainable" for retailers and logistical suppliers, John Lewis, the U.K. department store chain, is introducing a £2 charge for click-and-collect orders under £30 starting July 28.

WMS platform boosts distribution efficiency for ranch store chain

C-A-L Ranch, a ranch and home chain with 26 stores in western states, has increased the speed, accuracy and efficiency of its warehouse and distribution operation with the implementation of a new warehouse management system.

Target makes big IoT statement with 'Open House' shop

Target has made a significant leap into the Internet of Things with unveiling its "Open House" showcase in San Francisco last week. "Smart" is the byword of this interconnected home of the future.  

The Future of Retail will be defined by technology

FierceRetailIT  Executive Editor Laura Heller recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at CE Week in New York. The topic was the Future of Retail—a big, broad subject, to be sure—but technology was the single unifying force shaping our industry's future.

Stories from around the Web

Quick news from around the Web... Will Target sell its grocery business next? RadioShack says it's back with social media campaign Kroger executives dish up details on online ordering expansion...

Target CIO answers questions about the company's technology

Technology has moved from the back office to the front of the business, said new Target CIO Mike McNamara, who recently joined the chain from the U.K's Tesco. "It's a brilliant time to...

When it comes to personal data, consumers have their price

Does everybody have their price? Despite concerns about data privacy, consumers can be incentivized to share that information, although they won't necessarily be happy about it.

IoT worth its hype; $1.2 trillion impact on retail predicted

Could it be that the Internet of Things is actually underhyped? Yes, and it could have a total economic impact between $3.9 and $11 trillion a year by 2025, and $410 billion to $1.2 trillion per year in retail environments.

Windows Server 2003 support ends, millions of unprotected servers

Retailers who have not yet made plans for the end of Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003 now have less than a week to get ready.

Walmart lures tech talent from eBay

It's the biggest retailer vs. the biggest online retailer. Walmart has hired about 65 technology professionals from eBay, where they face an uncertain future. Walmart needs talent in key...