Back-to-School Shopping Season

An End of Summer Riff on Emerging Payments
The emerging payments sector has not taken a vacation this summer. What will the Fall, heck, the next 5 years bring for this exciting field? MPD CEO Karen Webster, who will be presenting at Emerging Payments 2011, reveals her predictions.

Staples Kicks Off 2011 Back-to-School Shopping Season
Staples, Inc. is making it easy for parents and students to save big this back-to-school season. This year, Staples offers an incredible variety of products from pencils to PC’s combined with student savings not found anywhere else.

With $69 Billion at Stake during Back-to-School Shopping Season, Smartphones Expected to Play a Key Roll
More shoppers are expected to use their smartphones for price comparison during the upcoming back-to-school shopping season, according to AOL’s DailyFinance.

Macy’s is the Back-to-School Destination for New Brands, Educational Activities and Give Back Programs
Macy’s  is the place for back-to-school, announcing today several exciting new initiatives headlining the retailer’s annual offering of exclusive fashion brands, family-oriented activities and charitable partnerships with Reading Is Fundamental, and the new online web series, Wendy.

NAFCU’s 2011 “Back to School” Budget Tips
The National Association of Federal Credit Unions ( believes “back to school” time is a great opportunity to sharpen your budgeting skills and stay on course for your financial goals. Everyone can benefit from these helpful hints:


Exclusive PYMNTS Study: 

The Future Of Unattended Retail Report: Vending As The New Contextual Commerce, a PYMNTS and USA Technologies collaboration, details the findings from a survey of 2,325 U.S. consumers about their experiences with shopping via unattended retail channels and their interest in using them going forward.

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