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The Answers American Employee Study: What Does It Mean For Retail?
Retail workers score just 67 for job satisfaction, well below threshold of excellence.
Walmart Hopes To Increase Traffic By Offering Cash Tax Refunds
Service allows customers to get tax refunds in-store in cash.
Study Finds 28 Percent of Retailers Report Increased Customer Loyalty Due to In-Store WiFi
Study provides actionable data for retailers to create technology roadmaps.
JCPenney Resurrects Print Catalog To Boost Internet Sales
After 5 year hiatus, retailer brings back print catalog in effort to increase sales.
JCPenney Announces Store Closings As Part Of Growth Plan
Chain set to reduce store fleet by 33 stores, cut 2,250 jobs, to improve profitability.
Neiman Marcus Tests New Smart Mirrors
Shopping for clothing is about to become even more high-tech for Neiman Marcus customers. The luxury department store is unveiling a pilot test of their new smart mirrors from MemoMi Labs. The mirrors, known as Memory Mirrors, will help customers try on clothes virtually, and integrate with the existing retail space.
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Meijer Announces Wisconsin Store Openings
More than 2 years after Meijer first publicly confirmed it was considering opening stores in the state of Wisconsin, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is in the home stretch of construction of its four new supercenters in the greater Milwaukee area.
Rite Aid Selects Location For New Distribution Center In Spartanburg, South Carolina
Rite Aid Corporation announced recently plans to build a 900,000 square foot distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C. The new distribution center will employ nearly 600 people after it becomes fully operational and will support the inventory and fulfillment needs of approximately 1,000 Rite Aid stores in the southeastern United States.
Celerant Technology Launches Conversion Center Module For Enhanced Customer Service
Innovator in integrated retail technology software Celerant Technology recently announced immediate availability of a new module for E-Commerce users called Conversion Center.
Episerver And Ektron Combine To Create Most Complete Digital Experience Platform In The Cloud
Stockholm-based EPiServer and Nashua, New Hampshire-based Ektron today announced the two companies have merged to create a new global digital experience leader of scale, with potent technology capabilities and a broad partner ecosystem. The combined company is backed by technology-focused private equity investment firm Accel-KKR.
Albertsons And Safeway Receive U.S. FTC Clearance For Proposed Merger
AB Acquisition LLC (Albertsons) and Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY, Safeway) today announced that they have received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the companies' proposed merger which was announced on March 6, 2014.
SATO Acquires Majority Stake In Okil, Russia's Leading Label Manufacturer
SATO, a global leader in barcode printing, labelling, and RFID solutions, announced recently that it has taken a majority stake in Okil-Holding, JSC, acquiring approximately 75% of all shares issued.
SAP Launches Big Data Rapid-Deployment Solution Powered By SAP HANA
SAP SE recently announced the launch of the SAP HANA Big Data Intelligence rapid-deployment solution to simplify and accelerate Big Data initiatives for business.
Infinite Peripherals Examines Best Practices For mPOS Implementation At Retail
As more retailers of all sizes invest in mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology, which is now largely regarded as a must-have to remain competitive, leading enterprise mobility device provider Infinite Peripherals, Inc. (IPC) shares the best practices of mPOS implementation to maximize success.
hhgregg Announces Top TV Deals And Must-Have Accessories To Upgrade Big Game Parties
With the Big Game quickly approaching, hhgregg – a leading appliance, electronics and furniture retailer – is helping football fanatics and party hosts find brag-worthy savings on televisions featuring the latest technology to gear-up for the biggest football event of the year.
Nordstrom Rack To Open In Cerritos, Calif.
Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Cerritos Best Plaza in Cerritos, Calif. The 34,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. The property is managed by CenterCal Properties, LLC.
Macy’s Sacramento Fulfillment Center To Relocate To Larger Facility
Macy’s, Inc. recently announced it plans to relocate its West Sacramento, CA, direct-to-consumer fulfillment center to a larger facility in a nearby location in Sacramento County to support continued sales growth driven by Macy’s omnichannel strategy.
TSYS And Ingenico Group To Offer EMV, NFC And Apple Pay-Enabled POS Payment Solutions
TSYS, a leading global payments provider, and Ingenico Group, global leader in seamless payments, recently announced a new agreement to offer merchants a seamless and secure solution for accepting all payment types, including magnetic stripe, EMV, NFC and Apple Pay.
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