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Target's Cornell on the importance of tech

Target's senior management has been talking up the importance of technology, and CEO Brian Cornell calls it the backbone of the company's strategy, from stores and supply chain improvements to growing customer loyalty.

Lowe's developing 3-D app

Lowe's will soon be adding a 3-D component to its mobile app that lets users visualize how new furniture and appliances will look in their homes.

L'Oréal's new HQ houses retail lab

L'Oréal USA has begun moving its New York City headquarters to a new location, complete with a technology lab with retail implications.

Target adds another exec to secret Goldfish project

Target has hired Sam Parnell, former chief technology officer of the Bleacher Report, to an executive position in its top-secret Goldfish project.

Meet Target's Techstars

Target issued a call for submissions to its first Techstars accelerator program last October and received more than 500 entries. That list has now been narrowed down to 10 startups which will now take up residence at Target headquarters in Minneapolis.

Subway creates digital division

Quick-serve restaurants have been actively developing apps and mobile payment programs, and now the idea of being an omnichannel operator has taken root in food service.

Walmart issues 'Open Call' for innovation

Walmart has issued an "Open Call" for technology innovation as the retailer continues to seek out solutions across all channels of retail.

eBay Enterprise now Radial

EBay Enterprise has merged with Innotrac to create a new type of enterprise as an omnichannel commerce technology and solutions provider called Radial.

Target's West Stringfellow dishes on tech strategy

Target has been at the forefront of retail technology, rolling out new mobile initiatives and cultivating a culture of innovation with incubators in both Silicon Valley and Minneapolis. One year after joining the company, the head of Target's top-secret Goldfish project opens up about good and the bad of working at Target. 

42% of retailers are not EMV-compliant

The October 2015 deadline to implement EMV payment technology has long passed, but still 42 percent of retailers have not updated their systems in spite of the increased risk of liability.