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WalMart Making Changes To In-Store Management To Boost Efficiency
Some in-store management roles to be eliminated to improve shopper service.
Foot Locker, Caribou Coffee And Supercuts Launch Apps
The invention of the mobile app opened a whole new world of possibility for retailers, who are now able to bring elements of the customer experience right to the palm of a consumer's hand. Some retailers adapted the technology immediately, and integrated digital apps into their loyalty programs, or added the ability to access store information and request services on the apps.
Amazon May Soon Accept PayPal
An eBay company since 2002, PayPal has never been accepted as a valid form of payment on Amazon. The online marketplace site has long viewed itself as a competitor to Amazon, particularly as enters into agreements for retailers such as Target to sell their merchandise on eBay.
Sprint Tests Home Delivery Service
Wireless carrier companies are often trying new promotions to get subscribers to switch to their service, but Sprint is bringing the store to the customers. The wireless retailer is going to begin testing a home delivery service, called Direct 2 You, for smartphones.
Survey Says Mobile Payment Interest Increasing
Since its launch six months ago, Apple Pay has been gaining ground on PayPal, according to a new survey by 451 Research, the results of which were announced this week. The survey was conducted in March, and featured 4,168 primarily North American respondents. 451 Research examined several factors in the survey, including perspective on security, customer satisfaction, and usage of Apple Pay.
New Report Tells Retailers, “Value Your Customers, And They Will Value You Back.”
2015 Customer Experience Trends Report reveals customer experience best practices.
CURRENT RETAIL HEADLINES
Oracle Announces Oracle Retail Cloud Services
Unparalleled combination of performance, reliability, security, and modern functionality helps retailers drive innovation and growth.
NetSuite Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Bronto Software
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., a privately-held cloud-based commerce marketing company, in a cash and equity transaction valued at approximately $200 million. This transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, subject to certain closing conditions and regulatory clearance.
Macy’s Announces The Exclusive U.S. Launch Of HEIDI By Heidi Klum
Macy’s has joined forces with world-renowned style icon Heidi Klum to offer a contemporary collection of intimate apparel.
Kroger Shares Tips For A Greener Today And Brighter Tomorrow
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores, recently recognized by the U.S. EPA for its efforts to reduce food waste, today launched a microsite – Kroger.com/earthday -- to inspire customers to live green, save money and reduce waste at home.
H E B Makes Shopping Even Easier With A New Mobile App
H‑E‑B has launched a new mobile app built to save shoppers time and money with innovative ways to assemble and manage shopping lists, redeem digital coupons, and research products and recipes.
SATO Appoints Michael Beedles As President Of SATO America
SATO, a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, recently announced the appointment of Michael Beedles as President of SATO America, LLC. Mr. Beedles, who currently serves as Head of North America for the SATO Group, will take on the role effective immediately.
Sears Holdings Announces Remaining Stores Included In Primark Lease Agreement
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) late last year entered into lease agreements with Primark, a leading fashion retailer in Europe, for seven standalone stores in the Northeastern United States.
McDonald's Announces Global Commitment On Deforestation
McDonald's today announced a global commitment on deforestation across the company's expansive global supply chain.
Meijer Introduces Keds To Shoe Lineup
Meijer is pleased to announce that they have introduced the fashionable and fun style of Keds into their women’s shoe collection. Keds is an American brand of canvas shoe with rubber soles currently owned by Wolverine World Wide.
Bindo Labs Bundles Epson Printers With Its iPAD POS Platform For Retail
Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, recently announced that Bindo, a mobile POS retail platform provider, has chosen the Epson OmniLink TM-T88V-i smart printer, and Epson TM-T20II and Epson TM-T88V tablet POS-friendly printers, to bring a completely integrated retail POS solution to their customers.
Thakoon Brings Distinct London Influences To Next Kohl’s DesigNation Collection
Kohl’s Department Stores recently announced a collaboration with designer Thakoon Panichgul for the seventh installment of its DesigNation limited-edition collection.
Matt Schler From Datalogic Receives The 2015 Richard Dilling Award From The Association For Automatic Identification And Mobility
Datalogic is very pleased to announce that Matt Schler, Vice President New Technologies, received the prestigious Richard Dilling Award from AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility.
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