Office Depot's Compucom debuts POP digital vending solution

CompuCom Systems Inc., a division of Office Depot Inc. and a provider of managed digital workplace services, has launched its next-generation retail loss-prevention solution, CompuCom Point-of-Purchase Digital Vending.

Study: Consumers want more payment choices at unattended terminals

Some 70 percent of consumers want unattended terminals to accept both card and cash payments and a significant number are willing to use wearable devices or digital wallets at these locations, according to a survey of U.S., U.K. and Australian...

Women more likely than men to use cash

On a worldwide basis, women typically use cash 6 percent more often than men, according to a consumer payments survey by data and analytics company GlobalData. According to a press release, the company found that the majority of survey participants...

As frictionless payments struggle consumers cling to cash

Consumer concerns about data security and privacy are hampering the move to frictionless payments, according to Lost in Transaction: Payment Trends 2018, a report from Paysafe, a provider of payment solutions. Of more than 5,000 consumers polled for the study:...

Gigi's Cupcakes delivers to doorsteps across US

Gigi's Cupcakes are now available through nationwide shipping, according to a press release. By using Gigi's website, users are able to order from the brands menu and have their treats delivered fresh within as little as 24 hours. "This exciting...

Survey: Consumers have clear expectations of bank brands' mobile apps

A new survey from mobile app developer WillowTree has found that consumers are looking to bank brand apps for specific features and value that enhance their experience with the brand. Even more importantly, according to WillowTree, meeting these expectations has...

Watchfire Signs deploys new tech at Danville Stadium

Danville Stadium, a baseball stadium in Danville, Illinois, has upgraded with a digital video scoreboard.

Ex CEO mulling Toys R Us rescue strategy

Gerald Storch, who once served as CEO and chairman of Toys R Us, is reportedly considering swooping in to save the beleaguered toy seller, salvaging some stores and distribution centers as well as the trademark, He is talking with venture capital groups to fund the strategy, according to a New York Post report.

Report: Location data helping drive customer conversion

Nearly half of today's retailers are using location-based insights for real-time contextual targeting and enjoying a bigger lift in traffic, customer conversion and digital initiatives. Those are the findings of a new report from Blis and WBR Insights that polled...

Amazon delivery man takes loyalty to the mat

Amazon strives to provide top customer service and a Texas delivery person is clearly on board. A Haslet woman found that out when a delivery person dropping off an Amazon purchase read her doormat and followed the instructions perfectly.

Pita Pit teams up with LevelUp, Olo for mobile, delivery

Pita Pit is partnering with LevelUp and Olo to introduce a completely revamped guest loyalty program, third-party delivery and a redesigned app for order ahead, according to a press release. "We decided to join forces with LevelUp and Olo in...

San Diego library deploys 4th self-serve kiosk

Boulevard, California, library patrons can now check out, return and place holds on materials, download audio and e-books and browse the library catalog from a newly installed 24/7 Library-to-Go kiosk, according to a press release from the San Diego County...

Morey's Piers updates digital signage

Morey's Piers, Beachfront Water Parks and Hotels, an amusement park on the Jersey Shore, recently upgraded with a digital signage network from Mvix. The park deployed more than 30 displays at its ticket booths and restaurants for ticketing pricing, menu...

Study: Discount disruption impacting shopper loyalty

Grocery shopper loyalty is being put to the test given increased product choice from discount grocers, according to the 2018 International Loyalty Study from tcc global. The study stated a crowded and challenging market is driving consumer ambivalence and loyalty...

Survey: Lots of consumers would rather clean toilets than deal with customer support

When it comes to calling a retailer's support or customer service number a good number of Americans (44 percent) would rather spend the time scrubbing out the toilet. That's the findings of a survey from Helpshift on what consumers dislike...

Club Monaco going pop-up in a big way

The Ralph Lauren brand Club Monaco is going pop up in a big way, with three events at its New York city flagship store since late 2017. The pop-up events, according to a Digiday report, are open for several months...

Las Vegas gets its own Macy's Backstage

Macy's has debuted its discount brand, Macy’s Backstage, at the Meadows Mall in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the first off-price retail Macy's outlet for Nevada, according to a Review Journal report. The 16,000-square-foot location offers products discounted between 20 and 80 percent.

Voice assistants will dominate consumer interaction, claims report

A Capgemeni report predicts conversational commerce via voice assistant tech will gain big ground and become a dominant interaction technology over the next three years. The report, "Conversational Commerce: Why Consumers Are Embracing Voice Assistants in Their Lives," polled more...

Consumers embracing AR, online shopping

When it comes to e-commerce activity 10 percent of online shoppers have tried AR technology , according to a shopping and technology trends survey conducted by Adtaxi. The study also revealed 67 percent of online shoppers are ready to shop...

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