top retail technology deals and deployments at a glance — Retail Technology Innovation Hub

Morrisons is adopting Worldline’s Lane/3000 PIN Pad as a core part of its in-store payment system.

Tata Consultancy Services has helped Marks and Spencer (M&S) digitally transform its HR function.

TCS has been a strategic partner to M&S for over a decade.

For the HR transformation journey, its team built a cloud-based solution using the Oracle HCM suite.  

As part of the programme, TCS migrated 27 million records of M&S employees working across 1,450 locations in the UK, and enabled “seamless, secure data connects across the landscape”.

The solution provides the workforce with anytime, anywhere, intuitive self-service capabilities. This allows HR operations teams to focus on other value adding activities.

Carrefour has partnered with Procter & Gamble for what is pitched as “the first joint retail/FMCG brand experience in the metaverse”.

This involves the latter’s Mr. Clean brand.

In a LinkedIn post, Elodie Perthuisot, Chief E Commerce, Digital Transformation and Data Officer & EXCOM member at Carrefour, said: “Thanks to their Lab, we are both offering Carrefour customers a marketing activation of a new style, between gamification, immersion, Web3, all with a Mr. Clean as you have never seen it before.”

She added: “This is a test to renew the classic advertisements and activations, create a link between the metaverse and e-commerce, and especially receive feedback from our customers to evolve this experience.” 

Boots UK is working on drone deliveries, featuring temperature controlled storage, with Apian.

The latter is a startup working with the NHS on delivery capability in harder to reach areas.

The Boots UK tie up kicked off this month, with flights between Southampton and the Isle of Wight to ensure critical time sensitive patient needs are being met on the island.



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