Target launches curbside pickup to 200 more stores in Midwest

Amazon isn't the only retailer boosting its delivery channels.

Walmart debuts 3D virtual shopping tour, ‘buy the room’ features

Walmart is launching two new ways for customers to shop, discover and be inspired by its home décor offerings. One is a 3D virtual shopping tour and the second is a feature called "buy the room," which allows shoppers to...

Once again Amazon expands delivering options

Amazon is now deploying its own delivery service, run by third-party leasee, featuring blue vans with the company logo, driver uniforms and business services support. The Amazon delivery fleet is leased by third parties and Amazon said it provides customers...

Human nature big factor in retail customer loyalty, claims study

Creating an emotional connection with the customer can pay off for retailers as it drives deeper loyalty as well as increased customer retention and consumer satisfaction. While technology is critical to the competitive effort, the human nature also plays a...

Harrys of London launches first US flagship

Harrys of London, a footwear brand, has crossed the pond to open its first U.S.-based store, its first American flagship in New York City. It's the first new store since 2008, according to a press release, and reflects the retailer's strategy to expand globally.

Merchants, banks see benefits to real-time payments

Eighty-six percent of banks, 82 percent of billing organizations and 78 percent of merchants expect to see improvements in their customer service as a result of real-time payments, according to a new report, 2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Cross-Vertical. The...

99 Ranch Market accepting Alipay at North American stores

99 Ranch Market, one of the largest Asian supermarket chains in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Alipay that will enable customers to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet in-store, according to a press release. Beginning July 1,...

Content Analytics, 1WorldSync join forces to optimize retail sales, conversion

Content Analytics and 1WorldSync are partnering to meld their respective technology so that customers get a wider range of analytics and product content options. 1WorldSync customers have access to new capabilities including content health measurement, out of stock alerting, search...

National Bank debuts mPOS product in Montreal

Montreal-based National Bank's SME clients can now use National Bank Easy Pay, a mobile point-of-sale product powered by Montreal fintech Mobeewave. National Bank also is partnering with Global Payments on Easy Pay, according to a press release. With Easy Pay,...

Amazon planning to hire big in UK this year

Amazon is reportedly planning to hire on 2,500 more workers in the U.K., which would represent a 10 percent workforce boost. The strategy, according to a Bloomberg report, comes despite shaky economics related to Brexit. Amazon hired on 5,000 in the U.K.

May retail sales enjoyed healthy boost

May retail sales increased 5.6 percent compared to a year ago and 0.7 percent compared to April, according to the National Retail Federation. "The economy is looking strong and households have a solid financial foundation on which to base their...

In-store digital coupon clipping on the rise

While nearly 25 percent of retail shoppers don't even know a store offers digital coupons the act of in-store digital coupon clipping is on the rise. New Inmar Analytics research also reveals more digital coupons are being acquired during a...

Lush goes naked to eliminate plastic waste

Lush, a cosmetics and beauty retailer, has launched a "naked" store in a quest to reduce the increasing global plastic waste phenomenon. The store, which opened in Milan earlier this month, sells products free of all packaging, according to a...

Apple Pay to hit 200M users by 2020

The global number of mobile contactless users will exceed 760 million by 2020, up from an estimated 440 million in 2018, according to a new study from Juniper Research. It forecasts OEM Pay services, including Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and...

Toys R Us may not disappear entirely

While liquidation and store closing sales are taking place at Toys R Us locations across the world there are more than a few efforts to keep the store, and the brand, in play. In fact there are more than 115...

CVS Health expanding delivery service

CVS Health will offer nationwide prescription delivery, as well as one and two-day home delivery for some specific items for a cost of $4.99. The expanding options, according to a New York Post report, will bring a higher-fee in some...

Amazon expanding in Michigan, deploying new robotics site

Amazon is planning to open its fourth Michigan fulfillment center in Gaines Township and the new location will also be using Amazon Robotics technology. "Michigan has been a great place to do business for Amazon and we look forward to...

Amazon creates a special Alexa for the hospitality industry

There is now a special Amazon Alexa coming to hotels and motels that will help guests order anything from food to more towels and even make dining reservations. The hospitality-focused Amazon Echo, according to a New York Post report, will...

Under Armour taps flexReceipts to boost customer engagement after the sale

Global athletic performance retailer Under Armour is deploying flexReceipts across its locations in North America to boost the post-sale engagement opportunity. The technology will deliver content and product suggestions customized to each customer, according to a press release. The flexReceipts...

Consumers love dynamic pricing, reveals report

A good majority of shoppers, 65 percent, are embracing dynamic pricing in the retail store, especially if it saves money and reduces waste, according to a new report from Displaydata and Planet Retail RNG. Dynamic pricing is when retailers change...

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