Another Amazon fulfillment center slated for Nevada

Amazon plans to open another fulfillment center in Nevada, adding another 1,000 full-time associates to the already 3,000 it employs in the state at three other facilities. The mega omnichannel retailer's fourth center will open in North Las Vegas, according...

Walmart mulling PillPack delivery service acquisition, claim reports

In yet another move to expand way beyond typical retailing Walmart is reportedly mulling the acquisition of medication delivery player PillPack. Discussion on the purchase, estimated by CNBC as under $1 billion, have been going on for months, according to...

Apple hires on ex-Google AI chief

Google is down one artificial intelligence guru thanks to Apple. John Giannandrea, formerly Google's chief of search and AI, is leaving to head up Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, according to a New York Times report. The news comes...

ShopKeep expands payment processing options to include TSYS' ProPay

ShopKeep and ProPay, a TSYS company, have announced a new partnership in which ProPay will manage payment processing via its Payment Facilitator service for the segment of ShopKeep's merchants who opt to self-serve onto ShopKeep's platform, according to a press...

Consumer dry cleaner debuts media campaign on interactive holographic POS displays

Dryel, an at-home dry cleaner, is running a national media campaign on the Provision Interactive media network to increase purchases at point of sale, according to a press release. The campaign will run for 90 days. Provision's patented 3D holographic...

Octopus extends merchant acceptance via NFC-enabled mPOS app

Octopus Cards Limited has launched a new feature to enhance the Octopus App for Business, enabling merchants to accept Octopus card payment through their NFC mobile devices, according to a press release. Users of all Octopus cards and products (including...

San Jose Sharks deploy Verge Energy Drink ads to digital signage

The San Jose Sharks, an NHL team based in San Jose, California, recently selected Verve Energy Drink, owned by the Verve Beverage Company, as its official drink. The team will push digital signage messages through its SAP Center for the...

Sears, Kmart, Delta customer data hit in cyber attack on software provider

The payment data of Sears, Kmart and Delta Air Lines customers may have been compromised in a cybersecurity attack on a software service provider. The breach, which happened in late September 2017 at [24]7.ai, was resolved on October 12 the...

Mobile payments set to hit $4.5B market value by 2023

Data from Allied Market Research suggests that the mobile payment market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 33.8 percent from 2017 to 2023, to reach a market value of $4.574 billion. AMR attributes its growth projections to...

Newegg offers bitcoin payments to Canadian shoppers

Newegg has announced Canadian consumers now have the option of paying with bitcoin on its site, according to a press release.  The company first offered a bitcoin payment option to its U.S. customers in August 2014 as one of the first major retailers to do so.

Walmart now eyeing move into healthcare

Walmart is pondering a merger with healthcare provider Humana, according to a Bloomberg report published on Fortune. The rumored partnership would provide home healthcare services.

Panera website leaked customer data, claims security researcher

Panera Bread's website "leaked" millions of consumer data records, from emails to credit card digits, for at least eight months, according to a KrebsOnSecurity report. The compromised data includes records relating to consumers signed up to order food online via...

Saks, Lord & Taylor offer free credit monitoring service following breach

In the wake of a data breach, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor are offering consumers a free credit monitoring service. The data hack, discovered at the end of March, affected 5 million customers of the two retailers, which...

Amazon prepping Whole Foods pick-up service, claims report

Amazon is reportedly getting a product pick-up service strategy in place for its Whole Foods Market locations, according to a Motley Fool report. The news comes as retailers and grocers are scrambling to lure shoppers with a myriad of delivery...

No more Cosmo at Walmart checkout aisle

Hyper sexual content has no place in the Walmart checkout experience as the nation’s top retailer is booting the Cosmopolitan magazine off the aisle racks. "Walmart will continue to offer Cosmopolitan to customers that wish to purchase the magazine, but...

Prescription business booming for Walgreens

Walgreens beat projected quarterly profit and sales and expects to enjoy more than $350 million in cash tax boost for this year. That tax benefit, as reported by CNBC, is a $150 million more than earlier expectations and shares rose...

Under Armour investigating MyFitnessPal hacking incident

Data on 150 million MyFitness Pal app accounts has been hacked, according to a Reuters report. The Under Armour app accounts were hacked in February and compromised data includes user names, emails, and passwords.

Saks Fifth Avenue customer data hit by hackers

Up to 5 million credit and debit cards have been compromised by hackers, and parent company Hudson's Bay is investigating the security breach. "Once we have more clarity around the facts, we will notify our customers quickly and will offer...

Nikki Baird to head up retail innovation at Aptos

Aptos has tapped Nikki Baird to serve as vice president of retail innovation. Baird, who was most recently a managing partner at Retail Systems Research and is a well-known industry analyst, will report to Aptos marketing chief Nicole Crowe, according...

Survey: Very few consumers report excellent customer service

Businesses may have an inflated view of customer service levels given a new survey that reveals just a minor number of consumers have experience excellent customer service. An Arvato survey, polling 500 consumers and business leaders, reveals just 9 percent...

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