Tag Archives: Retailers

03Oct/20

AutoStore sues Ocado for infringing technology patents central to the Ocado Smart Platform

AutoStore, the pioneer and global leader in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), today filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and the United Kingdom against the UK FTSE 100-listed online grocery retailer and technology company, Ocado Group Plc.

AutoStore is seeking court orders barring Ocado and its partner, Tharsus Group (of Blyth, UK), from manufacturing, importing, using and selling technology that infringes AutoStore’s patents, as well as monetary damages. Ocado has signed agreements with retailers such as Kroger (US), Marks & Spencer (UK), and Morrisons (UK) that rely on the continued infringement of AutoStore’s intellectual property. Read more

18Nov/19

Voice Your 7NOW® Order

“Hey, Alexa! OK, Google! I want a Slurpee drink. Open 7NOW.” 7-Eleven, Inc. continues to redefine convenience retailing with the launch of 7Voice, which allows customers to place an order through its 7NOW® delivery app via the voice-controlled Google Home and Amazon Echo systems. Read More

08Nov/17

Big U.S. retailers tap brakes on orders

U.S. department stores are ordering less this holiday season to keep their inventory costs down. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

08Sep/17

Amazon to build $5 bln HQ

Amazon is looking for a location to build its second headquarters in North America that would cost more than $5 billion and house up to 50,000 staff. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

28Mar/17

Amazon buys Souq.com

The deal will accelerate the company’s entry into the Middle East e-commerce market. Amazon separately launched a drive-in grocery service, as Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading

14Mar/16

Pay with your phone in Sweden’s first unmanned grocery store

All you need is a phone in Sweden’s brand new do-it-yourself grocery store. Customers use their phone to enter the store and pay for groceries without any customer service.

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03Aug/15

B&N Education’s anti-Amazon strategy

(Reuters Business Report) – Barnes and Noble Education making its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The spinoff of the bookstore chain’s college bookstore business having a tough first day of trading. The stock, ticker BNED, under pressure.
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