Mall of America delivers Chinese mobile wallets acceptance via Citcon partnership

Mall of America is partnering with Citcon to implement Citcon's cross-border mobile payment product at various retail shops, guest services and throughout Nickelodeon Universe, the seven-acre theme park inside the mall, according to a press release. Citcon's product will enable...

Las Vegas Freemont Street Experience taps Watchfire to renovate display canopy

The Fremont Store Experience in Las Vegas has selected Watchfire Signs to rebuild the LED canopy. Watchfire Signs will manufacture a display that is up to seven times brighter and four times sharper than the original, according to a press release. The company will use its fabric-like module design, which allows airflow to go through the modules.

North Carolina debuts financial kiosks in detention center

The sheriff's office in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, has installed financial kiosks to eliminate the need for detention center staff to handle prisoners' money, according to reflector.com. JailATM deposit kiosks in the booking area, lobby and detention pods were installed...

UK consumers prefer email to communicate with card issuers, reveals study

Email is U.K. cardholders' most preferred means to communicate with their credit card providers, but concerns remain before issuers can deliver a consistent customer experience in that channel.

Apriva, On Track Innovations team up on unattended payment kiosks

Apriva, a provider of omnichannel payments and mobile solutions, has affirmed its partnership with On Track Innovations Ltd., a provider of cashless payment solutions for the growing unattended payment kiosk market, according to a press release. Apriva enables broad acceptance...

Amazon Prime Day shoppers spending more, electronic top product focus

A new survey on shopping activity and behavior during the Amazon Prime Day event reveals consumers are spending more during the summer event, planning more and cross-checking product options and prices more. The Periscope By McKinsey research also reveals online...

Engage3 taps Anup Doshi as CTO

Engage3 has named Dr. Anup Doshi as its new chief technology officer. Doshi joined Engage3 in 2014 as a data scientist and was promoted to director of data science in less than a year.

New York airport to house new retail shops

Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport will soon boast a new "state-of-the-art" look featuring new retail and services. The shops include the first airport concept for FAO Schwarz, as well as Spa Here, Hudson, MAC and bookseller McNally Jackson....

Ohio airport kiosk offers short stories on recycled paper

Passengers at the Akron-Canton Airport can now get a story printed on recycled paper while waiting for their flight, according to The Vindicator. The library has teamed with Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Knight Foundation on a short story...

Party City partners up with Amazon in pilot program

Party City is teaming up with Amazon to sell an assortment of products, and a prime focus on Halloween items. The effort is a pilot program, according to a CNBC report, and it could be expanded next year. The goal,...

New Square developer tools aimed at custom, in-person checkout experiences

Square has released a set of developer tools for building custom, in-person checkout experiences, according to a press release. Square Reader SDK will enable iOS and Android developers to create unique checkout or point-of-sale applications for self-ordering kiosks, mobile points...

L'occitane hires School House to design Melbourne flagship store

New York-based creative branding agency, School House, has been tapped by L'Occitane en Provence to serve as the lead design agency for the brand's new flagship boutique store at the historic Block Arcade shopping gallery in Melbourne, Australia. School House...

Sleep Number launches Manhattan store

Sleep Number, a mattress and bedding retailer, has a new location in New York. The store is located in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. The store, according to a press release, features a large digital map revealing how New York...

Long lines, complexity lead to online cart abandonment, reveal survey

A good majority of online shoppers, 87 percent, will abandon their shopping cart if the checkout process is too long or too complicated, according to a Splitit survey. The survey also reveals 55 percent of online shoppers will not only...

Kaptivo taps David Hsieh as CEO

Kaptivo, a company that transforms analog whiteboards into a digital collaboration tool, has appointed David Hsieh as CEO. Hsieh succeeds co-founder Dr.

Amazon, Whole Foods expand grocery pickup at the curb

Amazon is launching curbside grocery pickup at its Whole Foods Market locations in Sacramento and Virgiinia Beach. The two cities are just the start of a national rollout this year, according to a press release. Amazon Prime members can shop...

Aldi expands New Jersey footprint

New Jersey consumers are going to have five new Aldi locations to shop this year. The grocer is also refreshing current locations, according to a NJ.com report. "We operate more than 40 stores in New Jersey, with plans to further...

As sale looms Rite Aid dims earnings projections

Rite Aid isn't as optimistic about this year's earnings as it was in April and now expects to hit between break-even and a loss of four cents per share, compared to two cents to six cents per share earlier this...

Consumers prefer in-store for back-to-school shopping

Ninety-five percent of parents will hit a retail brick-and-mortar store for back-to-school shopping, with just 5.5 percent planning to go online. Two-thirds of shoppers plan to start in August, according to a Shopkick survey, and while in-store will see more foot traffic e-commerce will see more spend.

Retailers on a hiring hunt

Retailers added 96,000 jobs in the past 12 months and a low unemployment rate, not seen in nearly 50 years, is spurring new hiring strategies such as hiring on more part-time workers and transitioning contractors to full-time positions. Jobs abound...

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