ID TECH lists new mPOS as Visa Ready

UniPay is a combination magnetic stripe and EMV mobile reader that connects through the audio jack port of a mobile device.

Simon announces retail startup competition

Simon Launch organizers will select 10 startup finalists to pitch a panel of judges and will then select up to three winners.

Starbucks redesigns Android app

Starbucks has redesigned its Android app, adding several new features.

More than half of Americans are unhappy with their loyalty programs

Ninety-three percent of U.S. consumers said the type of reward offered is a “very important” or “somewhat important” factor in their decisions to join a loyalty program and to remain engaged with a brand.

Mood Media activates location-based technology in 75,000 locations

Presence is an inaudible digital signal broadcast through Mood’s global content delivery network of media players. With the Presence signal activated, clients can communicate with consumers while they are in their location and deliver relevant, engaging content to enhance the in-store experience.

Study: QuikTrip, Wawa named favorite convenience stores

Other regional players such as Sheetz, RaceTrac and Speedway also earned high enough scores to land in the top five.

Feedvisor launches repricing dashboard for online retailers

According to the company, the Revenue Intelligence Dashboard utilizes self-learning algorithms to present the seller with in-depth business information and adaptive alerts, enabling smarter decision making and optimized business operations.

Sears adding drive-thru returns and exchanges

According to the company, customers can pick up, return or exchange purchases without leaving their vehicle, with a guaranteed wait time of five minutes or less.

TNS unveils new cardholder data encryption solution

TNS' Managed POS Encryption includes support for the VeriShield Protect end-to-end encryption solution from VeriFone and Trustwave's hardware-agnostic point-to-point encryption.

E-receipt analytics app Slice opens its API

Slice, which offers an eponymous shopping app that extracts and organizes online shopping data from e-receipts, announced it has opened its API to web publishers.

More than 60 percent of consumers are increasing their online shopping activity

The SmartFocus survey also reveals a significant age-related gap in digital shopping preferences. Nearly half of all millennials spend more time shopping online than in stores while only 27 percent of baby boomers prefer to shop online.

Macy's new tech plans include Apple Pay, smart fitting rooms, more

The company outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Report says August retail spending growth strongest in 13 months

Leisure spending is at a six-month high; late-season travel, back-to-school spending propel growth.

Foot Locker adding same-day delivery

Shoppers can select same-day or next-day delivery for $5. Customers will also have the option of shopping in the Foot Locker store and having their items delivered to a local destination of their choice.

August retail sales increased 0.5 percent

When combined with revisions to July, August sales indicate a consistent improvement in consumer confidence and spending but run contrary to August's lackluster jobs report.

TSYS works with merchants on Apple Pay

Company announced a partnership with iMobile to process transactions from Apple's new mobile-payments system.

Bank of England addresses digital currencies

Institution does not believe Bitcoin poses a risk to financial stability in the UK.

Study finds retailers cautiously optimistic about 2014 holiday sales

The most significant shifts for retailers in the 2014 holiday season can be found in omnichannel, which is changing the landscape for companies and impacting their holiday staffing strategies.

ICSC says momentum for marketplace fairness at an all-time high

Seven in ten Americans support legislation requiring sales tax collection at the time of purchase. This represents an increase of six percentage points since 2013 and eleven percentage points since 2012.

Toys"R"Us unveils its holiday marketing plans

Free online layaway, an enhanced loyalty program are among the new strategies for the toy retailer.

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