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Virtual Assisting Bank Chatbots
Virtual Assisting Bank Chatbots
Bank of America's Erica Chatbot Assists Users Through the Pandemic
The Erica Chatbot system by Bank of America rises in usage with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Users are looking for ways to grasp control over their banking capabilities. They are doing so through... MORE
Branded Creativity Quotient Tests
Branded Creativity Quotient Tests
Adobe's CQ Quiz Shows How Creativity Molds Leadership Styles
Adobe launches a creativity quotient test that is informed by academic research reports conducted by leading management consultancies and academic institutions, as well as authors with “... MORE
Pop-Up Shipping Stores
Pop-Up Shipping Stores
The Mobile DHL Service Point is Unique in the Shipping Industry
In addition to offering plenty of retail DHL ServicePoint locations for customers, DHL is introducing the very first mobile DHL Service Point in the shipping industry. The mobile pop-up store in... MORE
Curbside Pickup Web Applications
Curbside Pickup Web Applications
The Kibo Cloud Commerce Company Can Help Launch Curbside Pickup
Kibo, a cloud commerce company, is now launching a curbside pickup offer that will help retail organizations meet the increase in demand for options. The cloud commerce company will also be offering... MORE
Temperature-Tracking Entryway Systems
Temperature-Tracking Entryway Systems
The ATN Thermal Entry Wizard Has a Touch-Free Design
Many businesses are scrambling to figure out ways to help resume business and maintain the health of their workforce in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, so companies are developing solutions like... MORE
Retro-Fitted Electric Vehicle Factories
Retro-Fitted Electric Vehicle Factories
GM's Hamtramck Location Will Be an EV Production Facility
GM recently indicated that its Hamtramck location will be its first EV production facility that will only produce electric cars. The automotive company will spend $2.2 billion USD to retrofit the... MORE
Retailer Street Art Exhibits
Retailer Street Art Exhibits
The Banksy Collection Will be a Permanent Intallation at Tokyo Smoke
Toronto-based cannabis lifestyle brand Tokyo Smoke opened its newest location in the city’s Bloor Street East neighbourhood—highlighting a diverse product range and a collection of... MORE
Local Next-Day Grocery Deliveries
Local Next-Day Grocery Deliveries
Voilà by Sobeys Aims to Make Food Deliveries More Accessible
Voilà by Sobeys is a new grocery delivery service that aims to make “to-your-door” deliveries more accessible for customers across Toronto. The service is currently available to... MORE
Retail Pivot
Retail brands switch their production processes to provide for hospitals
Trend - As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people around the world, issues like medical supply shortages are slowing down relief efforts. Retailers are aiming to mitigate this problem by switching production to create Personal Protective Equipment and medical-grade disinfectants for hospitals and medical staff.
Workshop Question - How is your brand contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts?
Updated Point-of-Sale Systems
Updated Point-of-Sale Systems
Shopify Added a Curbside Pickup Option to Help Merchants Sell
Shopify added a curbside pickup option to its e-commerce platform. The curbside pickup option comes as part of a reworked point-of-sale system. The company indicated that the new system simplifies... MORE
Food Delivery Corporate Purchases
Food Delivery Corporate Purchases
Foodpanda Purchased a Food Delivery Service Named
Foodpanda recently acquired a Serbian food delivery service, named Foodpanda operates in 35 different countries around the world and is one of the industry leaders. was... MORE
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
On-Demand Grocery Deliveries
Uber Grocery Supports the Growing Need for Grocery Delivery Services
In partnership with Cornershop, Uber is introducing Uber Grocery across select cities in Latin America and Canada—as well as select United States cities later this month. This new grocery delivery... MORE
Ethical Food Delivery Apps
Ethical Food Delivery Apps
Fare is an Alternative to Traditional Third-Party Food Delivery Apps
Restaurants that don’t do their own deliveries have had to rely on third-party food delivery services while they faced temporary closures yet many businesses have struggled to keep up with the... MORE
Luxury Vehicle Subscription Services
Luxury Vehicle Subscription Services
The 'Pivotal' Vehicle Subscription Service is All-Inclusive
The ‘Pivotal’ vehicle subscription service has been launched by Jaguar and Land Rover to offer consumers an alternative way to incorporate one of the brand’s cars into their... MORE
New Normal Retail Software
New Normal Retail Software
SPLICE Software Created a Service for Retailers to Adjust Operations
SPLICE Software recently launched a service that can help retail companies during the pandemic, named Retail Fast Pass™. The SPLICE Software company has a history of providing automated... MORE
Holiday-Rush Curbside Pickups
Holiday-Rush Curbside Pickups
Macy's Will Use Curbside Pickup Capabilities for the Holiday Traffic
Macy’s is looking at ways to prepare for the upcoming holiday season including curbside pickup capabilities. Creating curbside pickup capabilities will help the company manage the increase in... MORE
Nationwide Curbside Retail Services
Nationwide Curbside Retail Services
Sam's Club is Launching Curbside Pickup Across All U.S. Stores
Sam’s Club announced that is launching curbside pickup at all locations across the United States. The new curbside pickup options will be able at just under 600 retail locations, and it will be... MORE
Online Grocery Pickup Services
Online Grocery Pickup Services
Target Will Bring New Pickup Options to Hundreds of U.S. Stores
Target recently launched a new online grocery pickup service which will be available at 400 different locations across 10 states. The new online grocery pickup service will be alive in Illinois, Ohio,... MORE
Curbside Pickup Retail Trails
Curbside Pickup Retail Trails
Under Armour Will Trial a Curbside Pickup Feature When It Opens
Under Armour is holding a trial for a curbside pickup feature in order to meet changes in demand. The company will update marketing on its website in order to highlight the curbside pickup feature.... MORE
Eco Auction Marketplaces
Eco Auction Marketplaces
Phoenix Mill Will Be Run by Young Adults Derailed by Pandemic
The Potomack Company is introducing Phoenix Mill as an online auction marketplace with a different approach, as the platform will be a home for auctions with an environmentally conscious focus.... MORE
play_circle_filled Zombie-Inspired Fitness Games
Zombie-Inspired Fitness Games
FIX Health’s The Outbreak App is Geared Toward Employee Health
FIX Health has launched a playful mobile application that brings the health of employees to the forefront. Titled ‘The Outbreak,’ the experience is team-based and is designed to drive up... MORE
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Corporate Food Delivery Acquisitions
Uber Recently Purchased the Postmates Food Delivery Platform
Uber recently acquired the Postmates food delivery platform in a 2.65 billion USD deal, which is scheduled to close in the first quarter of 2021. The recent acquisition is now the largest American... MORE
Novel Transportation Services
Novel Transportation Services
Uber is Launching a New Taxi Service in Tokyo Named Uber Taxi
Uber announced that it soon operate in Tokoyo as a new taxi service, instead of its conventional ride-hailing operations. The new taxi service is being used due to the restrictions on ride-sharing... MORE
Paper Bottle Packaging Concepts
Paper Bottle Packaging Concepts
The Absolut Company Joins Others in a Quest for Sustainability
The Absolut Company is identifying paper bottle packaging as a “promising opportunity” and is looking toward the material in order to build a “truly circular system.” The... MORE
Reopening Restaurant Furniture
Reopening Restaurant Furniture
Arup Boasts Special Designs for Dining After COVID-19 Lockdown
Reopening restaurants are forced to make some changes in terms of the capacity, layout, and design of their spaces. As lockdown restrictions lift, it becomes painfully obvious that these measures... MORE