As Gap CEO takes leave, retailer's shares take a dip

Jeff Kirwan, CEO and president of the Gap brand, is leaving his post, and the news is impacting the retailer's shares. A Bloomberg report stated shares dropped as much a 7.6 percent, the deepest dip in over a year, now...

Study: Consumers are spending, tapping social media, blogs for product research

A TD Bank study reveals 73 percent of consumers made a major purchase in the last year, and the biggest spenders are using social media and blogs to conduct product research. When it comes to brand loyalty and digital shopping,...

Study: Cash use dips in UK, debit purchase on rise

This year in Britain, debit cards will surpass cash as consumers' preferred method of payment — especially in cities. This is according to data from U.K. Finance — cited in a report by the Guardian — that says the percentage of purchases made with cash fell from 62 percent to 40 percent within the 10-year span between 2006 and 2016. U.K.

Google Pay officially arrives

Google has officially released the new Google Pay app for Android, which brings all of the company's payments platforms under one umbrella with a new name to replace Android Pay. The new app in available in the Google Play store....

NYC Asian American grocery chain now taking Alipay

New York City-based iFresh, an Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer, announced that its customers will soon be able to pay for items using Alipay's mobile wallet, according to a press release. Once available, iFresh will provide Alipay...

Coinstar taps German hypermarket retailer for consumer coin-counting kiosks

Coinstar has partnered with the German retailer, Real Hypermarkets, to bring coin-counting kiosks to consumers, according to a press release. With the additional 270 Real installations, Coinstar will have more than 2,350 kiosks across Germany, the U.K.

3M, eyefactive debut interactive digital signage

3M and eyefactive recently teamed up to showcase interactive digital signage at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam. The companies displayed touchscreens with PCAP technology, which can recognize 80 touch points simultaneously, according to a press release. Eyefactive provided interactive software...

Amazon prepping 6 more Go stores, claims report

Amazon is getting six more Amazon Go stores ready, according to a Recode report, with some likely opening in Seattle, where the first Amazon Go store opened in January. Sources told Recode that Amazon is working with developer Rick Caruso about opening a location at The Grove where he owns an outdoor shopping plaza.

Oregon park putting cashless payment kiosk to the test

Lane County Parks is installing a kiosk at Mt. Pisgah in Eugene, Oregon, that will no longer take cash in the interest of reducing thefts and offering greater convenience to park users, according to KEZI-TV. The park will test the kiosk for three months and decide whether to expand it to other parks. The change begins Wednesday Feb.

Upscale Mexican store renovates with BrightSign-powered digital signage

El Palacio de Hierro, a department store chain in Mexico, recently upgraded its flagship store Al Palacio de los Palacios in Mexico City with a 60-inch LED sphere, full ceiling LED display, outdoor displays interactive kiosks and other displays throughout...

Chicago adding 50 payment kiosks for city services

Chicago's department of finance will add 50 additional payment kiosks in city buildings as part of an effort to upgrade online municipal services' payment options for residents, according to The initiative is designed to establish a centralized online platform...

Vegas airport deploys marriage certificate kiosk

Passengers at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas can now apply for a marriage license as they are waiting to get their bags from the carousel, according to Fox News. The Clark County, Nevada Marriage License Bureau has installed a...

Redbox boosting video-on-demand titles

Redbox plans to roughly triple the number of titles it offers in its new video-on-demand streaming service, known Redbox On Demand, which launched in December, according to Consumer Reports.

Walmart shares take a bit of a tumble

A boom in online sales is being cited as the main driver in an 8.6 percent share drop for Walmart. While the global retailer enjoyed robust holiday sales, lower product prices and online sales growth, the latter, which typically represents... founder Marc Lore mulling leaving Walmart, claims report CEO Marc Lore, founder of, which is owned by Walmart, is reportedly considering leaving his role, according to a New York Post report. Walmart acquired just about a year and a half ago for $3.3 billion. The news comes within days of Walmart experiencing one of its biggest stock dips.

Amazon layoffs in the works

Amazon is reducing its workforce in Seattle, and in other locations, reportedly slicing several hundred jobs, according to the Seattle Times. The report claims several hundred will be out of work at the etailer's headquarters, with hundreds more in global...

NBC Olympics taps Intersection to stream Winter games on digital screens

NBC Olympics is partnering with Intersection, a smart cities technology company, to feature PyeongChang Olympics content on thousands of digital displays in New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia. The content will run from Feb.

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor puts Winter Olympics into the streets in Australia

APN Outdoor has partnered with the Australian Olympic Committee to build hype and spread information about the PyeongChang Winter Olympics from Feb. 9 to 25 through a DOOH campaign.

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics launches Leyard video walls for Olympic Winter Games

NBC Olympics recently selected Leyard to deploy LED video walls for the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, which are currently taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea until Feb. 25.

Barnes & Noble layoff in the works

The holiday season didn't prove to be a boon for beleaguered bookseller Barnes & Noble, and the retailer is laying off workers. In a statement, company officials stated it was "adjusting staffing" to meet needs of existing business and customers...

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