Amazon Go store hits some glitches

The public unveiling of Amazon's Go store, which features no cashiers, is being delayed due to some technical glitches, according to a Market Watch report. The big challenge is that the sensor-based check-out system isn't working well when there are...

Baby Boomers love the retail discount

When it comes to shopping the Baby Boomer generation isn't interested in paying full price when it comes to cars, smartphones, electronics, appliances or furniture. In fact, 76 percent won't pay the full price, according to a First Insight report that polled 750 U.S. consumers.

TouchMate introduces new point-of-sale technology

TouchMate has unveiled its next-generation point-of-sale technology with the S-Line II, Cyprus and Dash-T3 models, according to a press release. TouchMate provides POS technology that allows businesses to incorporate their POS system into mobile, digital signage, back-of-house and self-service kiosk...

New York mall hires celebrity hunk to spur consumer interest

A Staten Island, New York mall has hired a TV and movie celebrity in the quest to drive consumer interest into the retail location. Theo Rossi is the new face for Empire Outlets, according to a New York Post report.

Nexcom introduces motherboard for intelligent kiosks

Nexcom, a Taipei, Taiwan-based provider of intelligent solutions, has introduced its industrial motherboard NEX 614 to accelerate kiosk transformation, fueling the growth of intelligent self-service kiosks, according to a press release. Supporting 6th generation Intel Core processors and Celeron processor...

Samsung puts focus on contactless payments with new platform

Samsung Electronics has launched something it calls the Contactless Companion Platform, which will have a focus making contactless payments a reality using a smart card, wristband, key fob, or even a mechanical watch or a smart ring. Samsung has partnered...

Supermarket puts nutritionists into the aisle

In a quest to provide better customer service and enhance the shopping experience, one supermarket is expanding its staff of nutritionists in store locations. Giant Landover has hired on three more in-store nutritional experts for 2017, according to a Progressive...

British market offers a special check-out lane for shoppers suffering from dementia

A British supermarket chain, Tesco, is piloting a new check-out line for shoppers suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's in order to make the shopping experience more relaxed and eliminate shopper stress. The new "relaxed" lines, which provide shoppers additional time...

Hershey hires Mary Beth West as chief growth officer, SVP

Former J.C. Penney executive Mary Beth West is taking on the role of senior VP and chief growth officer for The Hershey Co. West, who starts her new job on May 1, will oversee growth strategy, marketing excellence, innovation, research...

Albertsons aims to make product finding, stocking easier and faster

Albertsons is tapping the RangeMe online platform and Ahold USA to make product discovery easier between retailers and product vendors, which will save money, time and enhance customer service. The technology, as reported by Progressive Grocer, is a win-win for...

Navori Labs to unveil digital signage engine

Navori Labs plans to unveil its QL 2.0 digital signage engine at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas from Mar. 28-31.

Axiomtek debuts 19-inch multimedia industrial touch panel PC for kiosks

Axiomtek has introduced the P1197E-500, a 19-inch touch panel computer with industrial-grade mechanism design and flexible expansion interface, according to a press release. The P1197E-500 adopts a 19-inch SXGA TFT LCD display with 250 nits brightness. The 5-wire, resistive touchscreen...

SpartanNash names new CEO

Dave Staples, currently president and COO of grocer SpartanNash, will take the helm as CEO by the end of May. Staples is moving into the role following the retirement of Dennis Eidson, according to a MLive.com report. "Under Dennis' guidance,...

Abercrombie & Fitch shuttering stores in consolidation effort

Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch plan to close 60 stores this year in a brand revamp and operations consolidation. The closings are described as "natural lease expirations," in a press release detailing the company's latest financials. The retailer, which operates...

Retailers losing big bucks by not getting personal, reveals survey

Retailers could boost revenue by 5 percent if they stepped up their game when it comes to customer experience and providing personalized service. In fact, as a new TimeTrade survey reveals, millennials are willing to pay up to 20 percent...

Wal-Mart shoppers are loving rotisserie chicken, health supplements these days

Rotisserie chicken, health supplements such as tumeric and 'smart' educational-focused toys are favorites when it comes to Wal-Mart shoppers. Garlic supplements are also a big buy as are 'smart' home devices, according to a research report commissioned by the biggest U.S.

Synchrony Financial plans to broaden mobile scope with GPShopper acquisition

Synchrony Financial has announced that it has acquired GPShopper, a developer of mobile apps that offer retailers and brands a full suite of commerce, engagement and analytic tools. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed and it is not...

Infutor names new CFO, CTO

Drew Plisco is the new CFO and John Barnes is the new CTO at Infutor, a consumer identify management company. "We are excited to have Drew and John join our team as they bring specialized expertise that will be key...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 to include facial recognition for mobile payments

Samsung will incorporate facial-recognition technology for mobile payments as a new feature in the upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, according to a report from Bloomberg. Bloomberg said that the updated Galaxy will combine fingerprint authentication with iris and facial recognition to...

Ivanka fashion brand enjoys sales boost

Despite an online effort to derail sales, the Ivanka Trump retail brand isn't seeing much of a decline. In fact, as Fortune reports the clothing line enjoyed a big boost last month. A Slice Intelligence report states the President's daughter's...

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