Fujitsu Australia piloting retail digital signage and mobile analytics with iSIGN

Toronto-based interactive mobile advertising solutions provider iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. and its Australian distributor and reseller, JEA Technologies, announced today that they are working with Fujitsu Australia, a provider of digital media solutions to retail, banking, transport and commercial industry segments in Australia and New Zealand.

South African digital signage firm launches retail analytics division

Moving Tactics Retail Analytics is a division focused on the gathering of data from brick-and-mortar retail environments through the use of a variety of technological and digital analytical tools to determine patterns and trends that can be used to make informed business decisions for retailers.

GestureTek teams with beacon tech provider Ap1 to beacon-enhanced gesture-controlled signage at GlobalShop15

Partnership is intended to enhance the display system by enabling real-time response capabilities, micro-positioning and social profiling for connectivity to both the customer's smartphone and the display content.

Capgemini report finds modern loyalty programs insufficient and ineffective

A report by Capgemini Group, consulting and technology company, has found that most loyalty programs do not meet the needs of customers nor do they actively engage consumers.

Retail ISAC launches cyber sharing portal supported by FS-ISAC

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) announced it has reached another key milestone and expanded the capabilities of its Retail Information Sharing Analysis Center (Retail ISAC) with the establishment of an intelligence sharing portal managed by the FS-ISAC.

US retailers struggling to meet consumer expectations around mobile, in-store experience

Only 42 percent of shoppers found it easy to complete a purchase using a mobile device, and when asked which aspect of the shopping experience is most in need of an upgrade, 39 percent ranked the physical store first.

Goorin Bros. achieves PCI compliance with fingerprint readers

Employees log on with their unique biometric credential and are automatically logged off after each transaction.

Zumigo launches validation service for online retailers

Identity verification company Zumigo Corp. has introduced what it says is the industry's first merchant payments validation service based on the real-time location of a customer's mobile phone, as well as a service to verify consumers' identity and credit card credentials during online purchases to prevent e-commerce fraud.

Study finds 330 million payment cards 'in the clear'

More than 6 in 10 businesses store unencrypted cardholder data, SecurityMetrics says.

Survey says nearly half of product manufacturers implementing item-level RFID

For retailers, RFID provides greater than 95-percent inventory accuracy, improved sales, decreased out-of-stocks, increased margins and expedited returns, according to Auburn University research.

Amex pushes forward major retail rewards initiative

AT&T, ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide, Rite Aid, Direct Energy and Hulu will be initial partners.

Intel lists job opening for cryptocurrency researcher

International developer Intel appears to be engaging the world of cryptocurrency with a job listing for a cryptocurrency researcher. According to the job posting, the primary job of the candidate would be to, "Investigate hardware and software capabilities that advance the performance, robustness, and scalability of open, decentralised ledgers."

Amazon offering one-hour delivery in Baltimore, Miami

According to the company, the Prime Now service will be available to Baltimore and Miami subscribers from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.

Target adds one-year return policy

The retailer also rolled out a one-year return guarantee for guests using Target's baby, college or wedding Gift Registry.

PetSmart and Amazon.com earn top customer experience ratings

PetSmart and Amazon.com deliver the best customer experience in the retail industry, according to the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of companies based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers.

Visa hits the road

The card giant has embarked on a nationwide tour to explain how and why businesses should prepare to accept chip transactions.

QuickBooks Online now integrating with Bigcommerce

The direct integration is first available to Bigcommerce merchants, and will automatically update and transfer invoices, expenses and other financial data.

Walmart highlighting women-owned brands with logo program

The products will be sold in all Walmart stores nationwide and will have a prominent presence on a dedicated section of the retailer's website.

GameStop buying customer gift cards issued by other retailers

More than 90 retail branded gift cards are accepted, including Barnes & Noble, Gap, JCPenney and Target.

Edgecase debuts visual shopping for mobile

Retailers can now let shoppers tap and swipe their way to a more relevant selection of products to drive new levels of engagement, all within the mobile browser.

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