Kohl’s Launches Newly Revamped Loyalty Program

| Daniela Forte

Kohl’s launched a newly revamped loyalty program called Kohl’s Rewards, with plans to pilot it across 100 stores in eight markets. See which markets the program will be implemented in and how Kohl’s sees it as a traffic driver and revenue booster.

Nordstrom Partners with Anthropologie on New Home Products

| Daniela Forte

Nordstrom is partnering with Anthropologie to introduce home products line in 15 of their retail locations and on Nordstrom.com beginning March 19. The collaboration is part of a larger trend of partnerships between retailers, sometimes those in competition with each other.

Kohl’s Using Technology to Transform the Customer Experience

| Mike O'Brien

Retailers need to focus less on the “shiny new objects” and instead focus on systems and solutions that actually move the needle, Ratnakar Lavu, Chief Technology Officer for Kohl’s said at NRF’s Big Show. See what tech tricks the company has up its sleeve, which are coming down the road and how they’re boosting loyalty and engagement.

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Amazon Increases Peak Season Hiring 20% from 2015

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced plans to hire more than 120,000 workers in 27 states to handle peak season demand at its 90+ distribution and fulfillment centers in the U.S., up 20% from 100,000 in 2015. This comes as major retailers and carriers are holding the line on holiday hiring.

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Google Express Expands Its Midwest Presence

| Mike O'Brien

Google has expanded its two-day Google Express delivery service to 40 million new customers in the Midwest, now offering it in 17 states in its push against the dominance of Amazon Prime. See where it has grown and what retailers are using it.