7-Eleven opens newest Evolution
Amazon Fashion has unveiled a new way for shoppers to see how they’ll look in a pair of kicks. Virtual Try-On for Shoes lets users tap a button while viewing select sneakers in the Amazon app then point their phone camera at their feet to see how the shoes will look from different angles. Styles from brands like Saucony, Reebok, Puma, New Balance, Asics, and Adidas will take advantage of the new technology as Amazon aims to make online fashion shopping easier for consumers.
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At Nashville International Airport, travel retail chain Hudson has opened a new Hudson Nonstop concept that makes use of Amazon One palm-reading technology. The cashierless grab-and-go store allows Amazon One registered users to scan their unique palmprint upon entry; other shoppers swipe their credit card to utilize Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology. This is the third cashierless Hudson store—following one at Dallas Love Field and one at Chicago Midway, and additional airport retailers are adopting the technology.
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Mid-Atlantic grocery chain Giant Food is introducing two fully electric vehicles into its 128-truck delivery fleet. The company says it plans to roll out more electric vehicles in the coming years as it works toward a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The electric delivery vehicles will be able to travel 105 miles on just a single charge and are estimated to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 63% over their lifetime.” Giant also believes delivery drivers will save time on their routes by not having to stop to fill up gas tanks.