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.

Study says online shoppers want more flexibility

Online shoppers around the world want the ability to search and shop on multiple channels and devices, expect to see alternate delivery and payment options, and when it comes to shipping and returns, "free" is a driving factor to complete the sale.

Jirafe announces predictive commerce intelligence platform Insight

With the release, online merchants can get answers about their customer, marketing, and merchandising data and take action on what they learn in seconds.

Report says retailers didn't get much love on Valentine's Day

According to the report, traffic declined year-over-year due to harsh weather across much of the country, and storefront conversion was negatively impacted by a less promotional environment.

In-mall mobile retail solution StepsAway expands footprint into 10 new malls

Major retailers such as GNC and Things Remembered are extending StepsAway engagement to drive more brick-and-mortar transactions.

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