Retail

  • Visa Rolls Out Promotions As Sponsor Of Hudson Yards

    March 18, 2019 Visa Rolls Out Hudson Yards PromotionsAs the official payment technology partner for Hudson Yards, New York City’s newest neighborhood offering shopping and entertainment options, Visa is offering exclusive discounts and deals to its cardholders. In a press ...
  • Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery Day

    March 18, 2019 Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery DayThe eCommerce giant Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Day for Business, a new delivery service that enables members to choose a recurring day of the week as their ...
  • Refill Startups Go Green With Sustainable Packaging

    March 18, 2019 sustainable cleaning productsWhen cleancult Co-Founder Ryan Lupberger looked at other brands of cleaning products, he noted that the same problems always appeared to arise even with better-for-the-world offerings. “They used really heavy ...
  • How Digital Verification Creates Seamless Experiences For Shoppers

    March 18, 2019 How Digital Verification Creates Seamless Experiences For ShoppersIn the digital age of subscription boxes and rideshares, consumers expect seamless experiences, whether they are ordering clothes for their wardrobes or hailing rides to their destinations. And the onboarding ...
  • Tackling Fraud With P2P Payments

    March 18, 2019 Companies are working to keep funds safe from bad actors as payments grow increasingly faster with person-to-person (P2P) solutions and real-time platforms. In addition, dollar bills, C-notes and the like ...
  • Jouer Hits Reset As It Starts Second Decade In Beauty

    March 18, 2019 Jouer Resets For Second Decade In BeautyThere is no shortage of up-and-coming cosmetics brands promising consumers a more personalized, customized experience. Jouer, a makeup brand that entered the scene 11 years ago, has seen many such ...
  • Major Retailers Boost Private-Label Sales

    March 18, 2019 RetailWith low prices and high-quality items through private labels, retailers like Target and Costco are increasing sales of their own items quicker than those of iconic American names. Sales of ...
  • PwC Probe Uncovers $7.4B Steinhoff Accounting Fraud

    March 18, 2019 According to Reuters, in what the publication described as the largest corporate scandal in South Africa, corporate auditing firm PwC has uncovered a $7.4 billion accounting fraud at South African retailer ...
  • Investors Predict Retail Slowdown In US

    March 18, 2019 Shopping Mall Sells For Less Than London Apt.Weaker-than-expected holiday spending has led to concerns that it’s the start of a retail slowdown, leading Wall Street to slash profit estimates. According to a report in The Financial Times, sixty-two U.S. retailers ...
  • Amazon Now Accepts FSA Or HSA Accounts For Medical Supplies

    March 15, 2019 AmazonIn a move that signifies Amazon’s continued foray into the healthcare field, the online giant will now accept flexible savings accounts or health savings accounts for the purchase of medical ...
  • Judge: Rent-A-Center Doesn’t Have To Complete Merger

    March 15, 2019 Rent-A-Center Doesn’t Have To Complete MergerA judge has ruled that Rent-A-Center will not have to complete a $1.37 billion merger by Vintage Capital Management, and that the furniture retailer acted properly when it canceled the ...
  • Amazon Tries Out Pop-Up Ads Over Rivals’ Products

    March 15, 2019 AmazonAmazon has been testing a new feature on its mobile app where it forces users to either click through or select a pop-up ad for a cheaper product, according to ...
  • Deliveroo Serves Up Fully Automated Dining In Singapore

    March 15, 2019 DeliverooFood delivery services opening up kitchens of their own is not exactly a shock to the system in 2019. Industry doomsayers have long been pointing out that restaurants handing over ...
  • Retail Pulse: AMC Theatres Premieres Mobile Ordering, Papa John’s Teams With DoorDash

    March 15, 2019 AMC TheatresCinema chains are driving customer convenience and building loyalty with the help of digital innovations to make for more seamless moviegoing experiences. News came this week, for instance, that AMC ...
  • Combating Money Laundering With Automation

    March 15, 2019 Combating Money Laundering With AutomationSolution providers are working to address proper compliance for financial institutions (FIs) and corporations across global markets. In addition, Kroger has become one of the most aggressive would-be innovators in ...
  • Fitness Apps That Prescribe Digital Workout Subscriptions

    March 15, 2019 Apps That Provide Digital Fitness PrescriptionsDigital subscriptions are charting a course to help provide runners with an alternative to working out alone, through the guidance of coaches offered on monthly or yearly plans. “We thought ...
  • Kroger Expands Marketing Relationship With Pinterest

    March 15, 2019 KrogerKroger and Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) have announced a strategic integrated media and measurement relationship with Pinterest. The partnership will allow advertisers to use the supermarket giant’s first-party data for targeting ...
  • Two Lawmakers Float First Facial Recognition Privacy Bill

    March 15, 2019 With facial recognition growing in popularity and uses showing up everywhere from the airport to retailers, two U.S. senators introduced legislation that would prevent businesses from collecting and using facial ...
  • What Is The Perfect Payments Experience?

    March 15, 2019 Here’s an exercise that may come off as too academic – like a debate over how many angels fit on a pinhead – but is really among the most vital for ...
  • Sephora Launches Its First Credit Card

    March 14, 2019 Sephora Launches Its First Credit CardSephora, the beauty retailer, announced on Thursday (March 14) the launch of a new credit card program. The company said in a press release that starting in the spring, it will ...
  • Kroger, Nuro Bringing Self-Driving Delivery To Houston

    March 14, 2019 Kroger Brings Self-Driving Delivery To HoustonKroger Co., the grocery retailer, and Nuro, the SoftBank-backed robotics company, announced on Thursday (March 14) the launch of their autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston. In a press release, the companies said ...
  • Taking The Pain Out Of Luxury Beauty Pricing

    March 14, 2019 Taking The Pain Out Of Luxury Beauty PricingThere is an old French saying that most people have heard in some form or another, usually while on the verge of buying something stylish but uncomfortable: Il faut souffrir pour ...
  • For Disbursement Satisfaction, Skip The Gift Cards

    March 14, 2019 For Disbursement Satisfaction, Skip Gift CardsThe way we pay and get paid is changing, and choice matters. To that end, found the latest Disbursement Satisfaction Index produced jointly by PYMNTS and Ingo Money, an overwhelming majority ...
  • Retail Data Points To Tough Sledding For US Economy — Or Vice Versa?

    March 14, 2019 GDPGDP growth is slowing, and retail numbers show lumpiness. Amid wage growth, full employment, a Fed keeping rate boosts in check, are things as good as they get for ...
  • What Really Works With Digital Innovation In Grocery?

    March 14, 2019 What Works With Digital Innovation In Grocery?Take a closer look at grocery retail these days, and you’ll find an interesting story. Sure, technological innovation is gaining speed in that vital and longstanding sector of the economy, with ...
  • Kroger Sells YouTech To Inmar For $565M

    March 14, 2019 KrogerInmar has bought You Technology (YouTech), a digital coupon and digital rebate publishing platform, from Kroger for $565 million. But the national supermarket chain isn’t cutting ties with YouTech. As part ...
  • Barclaycard Brings Alipay To UK Retailers With New Deal

    March 14, 2019 Barclaycard, the U.K. credit card and debit card payment processor, announced Thursday (March 14) it inked a new agreement with Alipay, the Chinese digital payment service operated by Alibaba’s payment affiliate ...
  • Papa John’s, DoorDash Team Up For Pizza Delivery

    March 13, 2019 Papa John’s, DoorDash Team Up For Pizza DeliveryPapa John’s has announced a national partnership with DoorDash, giving customers the option for delivery from more than 1,400 of the pizza chain’s locations across the country. To mark the new ...
  • February Smartphone Shipments In China Plummet

    March 13, 2019 China smartphoneThe decline in smartphone demand in China continued last month, with the market suffering its worst month in years as shipments fell in February. According to a report in CNBC, citing ...
  • Jack In The Box Launches Mobile App

    March 13, 2019 Jack In The Box Launches Mobile AppHamburger chain Jack in the Box is launching a mobile app. The app, which is available at more than 2,200 of the chain restaurant’s locations in the U.S., allows customers to ...
  • How eCommerce Platforms Are Enabling Craft Beer Discovery

    March 13, 2019 Entrepreneurs are creating platforms for beverage discovery after becoming inspired by personal experiences. When LocalBrews Founder Drew Harrilchak turned 21, he realized he didn’t know much about the beverage scene. ...
  • Amazon Debuts Exclusive Beauty Brand

    March 13, 2019 AmazonFirst there was K-beauty, beauty regimens and products inspired by Korean beauty secrets. Is the next trend in beauty L-beauty, products and regimens based on Latvian secrets? Well maybe, if ...
  • Neiman Marcus Builds ‘Multi-Level Retail Experience’ Amid Luxury Transformation

    March 13, 2019 Neiman MarcusLuxury department store retailers are combining digital shopping technology with dining experiences in their latest locations as part of their overall innovation plans. Neiman Marcus is gearing up to open what ...
  • Chipotle’s Loyalty Program And Developing A Digital Experience

    March 13, 2019 Chipotle's Loyalty And Digital ExperienceThough Chipotle rolled out its points-based loyalty system nationwide yesterday, the upgrade itself has been a long time coming. The fast casual chain first began testing the program in Columbus, ...
  • The Evolution Of Digital Banking Security

    March 13, 2019 Digital banking customers are looking for an institution that can keep their data safe, with security mishaps creating the possibility that they can move to other apps. In addition, Stitch Fix Inc. beat analysts’ revenue ...
  • Deep Dive: How Restaurant Operators Are Driving mPOS Evolution

    March 13, 2019 Restaurants have traditionally served in-house patrons only, and full tables used to mean wait times for those looking for meals. Next came the invention of takeout, then phone-in and online ...
  • DICK’S Net Income For 2018 Falls Short

    March 13, 2019 Dick's Sporting GoodsDICK’S Sporting Goods revealed that its net income in the fourth quarter and for the year fell short, despite the fact that its eCommerce sales grew. Net income for Q4 was ...
  • Corporate Insolvencies Rising For First Time In Years

    March 13, 2019 Economists continue to raise concerns about rising corporate debt levels, particularly in the two economic powerhouses of the world: the U.S. and China. Ongoing uncertainty over Brexit has sounded alarms ...
  • Venmo, Chipotle Pair On Loyalty Program

    March 12, 2019 Chipotle And Venmo Link Up For Loyalty ProgramChipotle Mexican Grill has teamed up with Venmo to expand its loyalty program amid huge growth of its digital platform. The quick-service restaurant (QSR) has introduced the points-based program, called Chipotle ...
  • MoviePass Error Reveals Subscriber Count Uncertainty

    March 12, 2019 MoviePass Unsure Of Subscriber CountThe company that owns MoviePass admitted on Tuesday (March 12) they are unsure of how many paying subscribers are using the service. Bloomberg reported that in a filing, Helios & Matheson ...
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