Half of US POS terminals will be chip-enabled by end of 2015

Massive data breaches in the past year seem to have prodded retailers to take action to curb their potential exposure to losses from fraud.

MasterCard, Zwipe team up to roll out first-ever biometric contactless payment card

Biometric authentication replaces PIN entry, enabling cardholders to make contactless payments in any amount, unlike current NFC-enabled payment solutions.

Swirl launches mobile ad exchange

According to the company, Swirl’s platform enables retailers and brands to reach consumers with highly relevant content and offers delivered to their smartphones while they shop in participating retail locations nationwide.

Almost half of Americans are likely to avoid retailers affected by data breaches

This holiday season, almost half of Americans are likely to avoid shopping at stores that were affected by data breaches over the past year.

Showrooming dips, but 'webrooming' surges, according to survey

New research in 17 countries shows consumers combining online, in-person shopping for even low-value purchases.

Simon Malls implementing Ziploop mobile shopping app

According to the company, Ziploop provides shoppers with an effortless way to organize their shopping activities across all devices, at home or on the go.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

Neiman Marcus president named to Under Armour board

Under Armour, Inc. has announced that Karen Katz, President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC, has joined the company's board of directors.

Expect 47% of US terminals to be EMV-enabled by 2016

The estimates are based on forecasts provided by acquirers representing approximately 80 percent of U.S. purchase volume.

Outerwall wins software innovation award

Outerwall Inc. is the winner of the 2014 Software AG Innovation Award in Digital Enterprise for its enterprise management software.

ShopKeep adds EMV, NFC acceptance to new reader

ShopKeep said its new card reader brings the latest advancement in U.S. payment technology to thousands of merchants.

Whole Foods launches 'Responsibly Grown' produce rating system

The new rating system labels fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers as "good," "better" or "best" to help shoppers make more informed choices in the produce and floral departments, and it prohibits some of the most hazardous neurotoxins still allowed in agriculture.

Calvin Klein brings interactive shopping experience to Macy's

The Calvin Klein Interactive Denim Shopping Assistant is an interactive touch display and sales assistance application developed to support shoppers as they navigate the denim category. Visitors to the Herald Square flagship location can explore the brand, shop its offerings and learn more about CK's range of denim merchandise.

American Eagle Outfitters says beacons are driving better sales

American Eagle customers received a message upon entering the store, offering a small incentive for visiting the fitting rooms. Resulting data showed the percentage of users who visited the fitting room area to try on clothes was more than double for those who received the messages vs. those who that didn’t.

Study says consumer satisfaction with supermarkets is very high

The research found that supermarkets continue to generate high satisfaction among their shoppers, scoring an average of 4.46 on a five-point scale, where five is highest.

Webinar to discuss I-9 trends and tips

Homeland Security isn't just targeting big businesses anymore. Small to mid-size companies are under an increasingly watchful eye.

September spending shows slight retreat from August

Following a summer in which spending growth hit several year-long highs, September spending slowed slightly when compared to August numbers.

European PCI community confab addresses future of payments security

The conference focused on providing a greater understanding of PCI standards, solutions and services and their application in today's business environment.

Retailers falling short of consumers' omnichannel expectations

A new study from OrderDynamics reveals that retailers are offering the wrong delivery and inventory services across channels.

Online holiday shopping to be more influenced by social media this year

Survey results show 36 percent of shoppers intend to buy gifts via their mobile device, up 29 percent from last year, and 49 percent will make purchases based on a social referral.

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