Cleveland retail development readying Daktronics' LED display

Daktronics has partnered for Pinecrest, a retail development in Cleveland, Ohio, to deploy a LED display this spring. This 24-feet high by 42-feet wide display will welcome visitors to Pinecrest with advertisements and messages when tenants open up shop in...

PixelFlex taps digital signage for Beer Park

PixelFlex has deployed its FlexUltra 1.9-millimeter LED video wall solution at the Fountains of Bellagio Beer Park at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. The Beer Park offers 100 beer options, with 36 beers on tap, according to a press release. The FlexUltra offers 16:9 and 4:3 video ratios and a 150-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle.

Mobile orders skyrocket in 2017, but 2 in 5 still use cash, claims study

Restaurant visits paid via mobile app grew by 50 percent over the last year, a new NPD study finds. However, cash payment still captures two of every five restaurant visits, a news release said. Both of those revelations were provided...

Long Island Toys R Us stores closing in June

At least two Long Island Toys R Us stores will be shuttered by the second week in June given the retailer’s move into bankruptcy. The closures are part of the iconic brand’s effort to end operations, according to a Newsday...

Aussie merchants target mobile, online payments as cash use declines

Just 6.6 percent of all payments to Australian businesses were made with cash in 2017, down 56 percent from 2012, according to the APAC-based banking research and analysis firm East & Partners. Credit card payments also decreased at the point...

Women like online shopping more than men, claims report

When it comes to ecommerce and online shopping it's women who are enthusiastic as male consumers tend to prefer shopping in brick-and-mortar retail locations. Male consumers are also less likely to embrace technology disruptors and like to see and touch...

Gen Z, millennials driving the next-gen in loyalty

Gen Z and millennial consumers are propelling a new era in customer loyalty, according to new Alliance Data research. What’s coming is a retail age in which brands must illustrate their loyalty to earn consumer loyalty as the younger shopping...

Claire’s closing stores, heading for bankruptcy

Teen jewelry and accessories retailer Claire’s is filing for bankruptcy and aims to shutter 92 stores. The Chapter 11 filing states the store closures are part of a financial and debt restructure and the company aims to keep remaining stores open, according to a Newsday report. The impending store closures will take place in the U.S.

As Toys R Us falls KB Toys re-emerges

KB Toys, a brand that had fallen by the wayside, is now looking to fill the retail void being left by the bankruptcy of Toys R Us. The brand, owned by Strategic Marks, was initially considering just re-appearing online, according...

Jersey City getting free Wi-Fi kiosks

Jersey City, New Jersey, has signed an agreement with Smart City Media to develop and install public information kiosks that provide free Wi-Fi access, according to the Hudson Reporter. The company will install and maintain the kiosks, and the city...

Display market set to reach $20 billion by 2024

The display market is expected to reach $20 billion by 2024, according to a report by Global Market Insights. The growth is being driven significantly by the adoption of touchscreens in retail. More retailers are using touchscreen kiosks to allow customers to browse through products or checkout.

Sunglass Hut deploys Moving Tactics digital signage at South Africa location

Sunglass Hut recently partnered with Moving Tactics to deploy digital signage at its V&A Waterfront store in Cape Town, South Africa. Moving Tactics crafted an outdoor LED wall, two 75-inch in-store screens and an interactive touch table for customers, according...

Ex-Amazon Prime leader takes leadership role at Airbnb

Amazon's former vice president of Prime and delivery experience is taking on the role of president of home at Airbnb. According to a CNBC report, Airbnb, a home-sharing service, brought on the former Amazon leader due to his "global operations"...

KicksUSA teams with Float Hybrid to deploy 120-foot LED video wall

KicksUSA has partnered with Float Hybrid, an interactive experience company, to deploy a 120-foot LED video wall at its new Jamaica, Queens-based location in New York, according to a press release. Float Hybrid installed the display outside of the retailer...

Walmart expanding grocery delivery across the country

In the latest shot fired in the battle to provide greater delivery options, Walmart plans to expand its online grocery delivery to more than 40 percent of the U.S. by 2019. Right now, the service is available in six markets...

TouchBistro partners with Chase's WePay for instant payment processing

TouchBistro, a provider of iPad POS software, is introducing TouchBistro Payments powered by WePay, a Chase company, according to a press release. The companies are teaming up to deliver instant payment processing, and an integrated mobile payment device that allows...

Sharp debuts LCD displays with built-in system on a chip

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has introduced its 40-inch PN-B401 and 50-inch PN-B501 LCD displays, each featuring Android-based system on a chip controller. The Arm CortexA17 quad core professor powers the controllers with its 2GB of memory and...

Top Japan banks unite on new mobile payments system

Three of Japan's largest banks are coming together to push a new mobile payment system that will depend on QR codes, according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui...

Study: Online card payments may more than double by 2022

The number of card payments made online worldwide is set to jump from 29 billion in 2016 to 70 billion in 2022, according to RBR's annual survey of global payment cards. The RBR analysis reveals that the total number of...

Amazon extends Prime discount to Medicaid consumers

Amazon is offering Medicaid consumers its Prime membership for $5.99 a month, a big discount from its monthly $12.99 cost. The move is a discount program expansion, according to the New York Times, as Amazon first offered the same discount...

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