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Why merchants should adopt a mobile wallet strategy

Michelle Evans, senior consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor International, states her case for why retailers need to have a way to reach consumers anytime and anywhere.

In retail cyber-security, bigger isn't always better

Here are four surprisingly non-technical reasons small- to mid-size retailers have a leg up when it comes to fighting cyber-crime.

Drinking from a digital signage firehose at Retail's BIG Show

Digital signage and dynamic place-based media expert inundated by the digital flood at this year's National Retail Federation show.

Execs from Overstock.com, Massachusetts Division of Banks headline speaker lineup for Virtual Currency Today Summit

Conference, held April 29 in Boston, will explore the growing trend of consumers using bitcoin and other virtual currencies as a method of payment.

PayPal Here comes to Windows

The partnership between the two companies gives small and medium-sized merchants another option for mobile point-of-sale services as Microsoft positions its newest tablet as a commerce device.

NRF puts patent trolls in the crosshairs

The National Retail Federation has announced the launch of United for Patent Reform, a new coalition co-chaired by NRF and Oracle and comprised of grocery, hotel, retail, restaurant and technology associations and companies.

Neiman Marcus debuts digital mirror

Luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus has announced the rollout of the MemoryMirror by MemoMi in its Walnut Creek location, with other rollouts scheduled later this month.

Five things to look for next week at NRF

The BIG Show is bigger than ever, so where do you begin? Start with our checklist of five things to look for at retail's biggest gathering.

How Apple killed the digital wallet

Rick Oglesby, a senior research analyst for Double Diamond Payments Research, explains how Apple Pay changed the outlook for mobile payments.

Mobile payments dominate the early holiday shopping season

Consumers now more than ever are using their smartphones and tablets to shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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NEWS


Smartphone shoppers increase spending 125 percent, study says

Consumers have embraced online shopping from their smartphones, boosting their spending by 125 percent across all product categories, according to MarketLive.

More Apple Pay touchpoints arrive

TCF Bank, Western Union and USA Technologies all announce integration within their respective businesses.

Convenience store chain Wawa intros mobile payment app

Users can link a closed-loop gift card to the app to pay for purchases at 680 locations.

Givex set to acquire Chase Paymentech gift card business

Global provider of cloud-based data processing services announced today that it has agreed to acquire Chase Paymentech's gift card business.

Ingenico debuts new mPOS product for small businesses

Company partners with Beamm to provide merchants with a product that combines tablet POS software with cloud-based tools.

Roundy's selects Market6 for vendor collaboration portal

The leading Midwest grocer has selected Market6’s retailer/supplier collaboration software platform, Market6 Foundation, to deliver a new vendor collaboration portal for Roundy’s enterprise-wide merchandising team and consumer goods supplier community.

Mood Media launches music solution for small, medium retailers

The new solution provides access to a catalog of more than 5 million tracks that are fully licensed for commercial use and one-on-one collaboration with a Mood Music Designer.

Verifone announces multiple mPOS initiatives for retailers

Company also puts emphasis on contactless and EMV acceptance.

OneView Commerce demos upgraded fitting room experience

According to the company, shoppers can communicate with sales staff, browse styles, receive product recommendations, request merchandise, browse both online and in-store products, add to their basket, and request check out — all from a tablet mounted in their fitting room.

ShopKeep launches mobile app for iOS

The app works with ShopKeep Register, the company’s point of sale application, and offers users the ability to monitor business operations via their mobile devices.

RetailNext announces strategic alliance with hyper-local deal platform StepsAway

The joint solution will enable retailers and mall operators to better target and measure personalized promotions.

GS1 publishes new retail RFID guidelines

Developed by retailers, suppliers and technology solution providers, TIPP offers a standardized system to benchmark the performance of RFID-tagged items in multiple environments.

ShopKeep POS now supports Apple Pay, chip cards

For a limited time, new merchants receive a free reader at signup.

Bindo adds invoicing to tablet-based POS

Retailers can now deliver invoices directly to individual customers through Bindo's new invoicing feature.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

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The modern retail store is a high-tech place, even if the products it carries are decidedly low-tech. From inventory management to point-of-sale to digital merchandising, the technology behind the retail experience can be incredibly complex. Use this research center as a quick way to keep up-to-date with what is new and exciting in retail technology.