A look at last week’s biggest tech deals — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Toolstation adds Ecospend’s Open Banking payment technology to its e-commerce offering.

He says the move will allow his business account customers “dramatically improve their cash flow, while offering flexible credit limits and making managing their online account much more efficient.”

The technology will be integrated into Toolstation’s client application and website.

Pentland Brands, owner of the Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury New Zealand, Endura, ellesse, SeaVees and Mitre brands, has adopted the Infor Nexus supply chain platform.

He says the technology will help improve inventory visibility, strengthen vendor collaboration, automate the procure-to-pay process, and speed the onboarding of new vendors and partners.

Contentstack, BigCommerce and Like Digital have partnered to provide a global digital platform and e-commerce capabilities to La Perla Beauty, the cosmetics and fragrance subsidiary of Italian lingerie brand La Perla.

La Perla Beauty will launch several storefronts on Contentstack and BigCommerce, with the construction and implementation of Like Digital.

Blackhawk Network announced an agreement with Carrefour Group to manage its third-party branded gift card program in France, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Spain, Romania, Argentina and Brazil.

Carrefour will offer gift cards from a range of international and local brands, including high street retailers and games and entertainment providers such as iTunes, Google Play, Sony, Nintendo, Zalando and Ikea.

Blackhawk Network will provide the branded gift card program as a fully managed service across all eight regions, including supply chain, operations and customer service.

The Italian luxury footwear brand Aquazzura has chosen the unified commerce platform and point of sale Cegid Retail to manage its stores.

Fourth announced partnerships with Holland & Barrett and Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), which includes major brands Robert Dyas, Ryman and Boux Avenue.

This partnership will see Fourth’s workforce management technology implemented in over 1,000 stores across the UK for nearly 10,000 Holland & Barrett and TPRG employees.

This will help them manage the full employee lifecycle, from hiring and onboarding, to scheduling, paying, engaging, and ultimately retaining employees.

Nutrition tech start-up AI Spoon Guru has teamed up with US supermarket chain Schnucks to develop and launch a new healthy eating platform.

Launching January 1, Good For You is free to all Schnucks Rewards members.

Shoppers who choose to participate in the program will enter sweepstakes to earn Schnucks Rewards points and will have access to a fitness library and wellness tips via an app.

The platform was developed using technology from Spoon Guru alongside nutritionist-led product categorization in line with government guidelines.

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