Ingenico releases new mPOS device for contactless payments

The RP170c is fully compatible with the Ingenico Mobile Solutions m-commerce platform, including its mPOS application, management portals and gateway to instantly accept all of the latest NFC payment methods.

Petland hires former Walmart VP

Petland Inc. has announced the hiring of Tony Samples as Vice President of Corporate Stores. According to the company, Samples will lead Petland's retail store division and oversee the company's merchandising and marketing efforts.

Everything But Water adopts Mi9 Retail End-to-End Suite

Everything But Water said it is using the Mi9 Retail End-to-End Suite to increase business efficiency, streamline processes and improve visibility into merchandising operations and order fulfillment.

Ingram Micro, iQmetrix partner on POS and inventory visibility

As part of a new agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility announced it will integrate with iQmetrix's RQ Retail Management system to provide its retail customers with real-time point-of-sale (POS) and inventory visibility.

Goodwill, Walmart partner on retail career-training program

The Careers in Retail Initiative was made possible by a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation for a period of two years.

Bigcommerce, Square partner on e-commerce offering

According to the companies, Square merchants with brick-and-mortar stores in the U.S. and Canada can launch a branded, customizable store in just a few minutes.

New ICXA to promote tech-driven customer experience across all consumer channels

The newly launched Interactive Customer Experience Association will host its first annual ICX Summit in Chicago on June 29-30, 2015.

Two-thirds of consumers expect drone-delivery in the next five years, study says

According to the Walker Sands 2015 Future of Retail Study, two-thirds of consumers expect to receive their first drone-delivered package in the next five years, and nearly 80 percent are willing to pay for it.

IBM empowering Shiseido Beauty Consultants with mobile platform

IBM has announced its collaboration with global cosmetics manufacturer Shiseido Co. Ltd. to provide its nearly 10,000 Beauty Consultants in Japan with mobile apps designed to provide new customer services, customer-centric product improvements and social innovations.

GuestLogix lands agreement for onboard iPhone retail platform with large air carrier

Global provider of ancillary-focused merchandising, payment and business intelligence technology to airlines and the passenger travel industry today announced it will be supporting one of its largest customers' initiative to implement Apple iPhone devices for multipurpose use by flight attendants onboard.

Modest intros new platform aimed at streamlining m-commerce

Modest, a company founded by four engineers from President Obama's re-election campaign, today introduced a mobile commerce platform for retailers designed to allow them to create a free mobile app store or drop a smooth shopping experience into an existing mobile app in minutes.

Four in 10 shoppers are using their mobile phones while shopping inside a store to compare prices

Market research firm GfK asked mobile phone users in 23 countries what activities they regularly do on their mobile phones while they are inside a store.

Vibes seeks to improve mobile marketing with new initiative

WalletAds is a patent-pending mobile ad technology that enables consumers to "tap and save" branded content and offers to Apple's Passbook or Google Wallet directly from a mobile ad.

Data security, omnichannel initiatives top retail CIOs' priority lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

TouchSuite launches POS for SMB retailers

The tablet-based POS includes capabilities such as drag and drop functionality, automated commissions, exchange processing, customizable inventory, wireless print capabilities for labeling, built-in tax rates, and a marketing suite.

Americans planning to save, not splurge, with tax refunds this year

Consumers have a plan for how they will use their refunds: 39.1 percent will pay down debt and 25.1 percent plan to use it for daily expenses.

Retail customer satisfaction is down for the first time in four years

Online retail makes sole gain; supermarkets and drug stores lose ground.

Flipp adds shopping list feature to mobile circular app

Software company Wishabi has announced the 2.0 version of Flipp, its digital shopping circular app, now available on iPhone and iPad.

UK retailer Fat Face selects NetSuite for multichannel

Through its responsive website, Fat Face benefited from a substantial increase in sales throughout the busy Christmas shopping period, achieving higher customer conversion rates and delivering a dramatically improved experience across all devices.

Report sees growth in multichannel grocery shopping

Multichannel grocery shopping is surging across the globe, with the birth of a new child being a primary driver of an increased propensity to buy online, according to the findings.

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