Retail Roundup—Publix brings back GreenWise, Target rolls out RFID

Publix hopes to capitalize on organic and natural food trends.

Publix brings back GreenWise concept

Publix will restart the building of its natural, health-focused GreenWise stores. The newest location, in Tallahassee, Florida, will be the first store built since 2008. The company is hoping to capitalize on organic and natural food trends and fight off competition from Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's. (Orlando Sentinel)

Beekeeper launches chatbot for employee surveys

Beekeeper, a San Francisco-based employee communication hub, announced the release of a new chatbot survey feature for clients. The idea is to make surveys easier to deploy and increase response rates so that ultimately, retailers have better data to analyze. The system allows administrators to schedule surveys and ask structured questions, helping them to pinpoint critical issues and adjust organizational strategies. (Marketwired)

Bergdorf Goodman chief resigns 

Joshua Schulman, head of Bergdorf Goodman, will step down as parent company Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. considers a buyout. Schulman, who also runs NMG International, will depart on May 10 and James Gold, Neiman's chief merchandising officer, will take over while a replacement is sought. (Bloomberg)

Target rolls out major RFID deployment

Target has teamed up with Avery Dennison to deploy RFID technology to more than 1,600 stores. The technology will help maximize inventory availability and deliver a better customer experience. The RFID will be used in a variety of categories, including apparel and home products. (Yahoo Finance)

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