No more Blockbusters in Alaska come the fall

Just one Blockbuster will be open in the U.S. now that two of the three remaining in the U.S.

Ping HD debuts digital signage at Red Rocks Amphitheater

Ping HD recently deployed digital signage at Red Rocks Amphitheater, a concert venue in Morrison, Colorado. The company provided a variety of indoor and outdoor displays powered by EngagePHD digital signage software, according to a press release. Ping HD rolled...

Museum of Natural and Cultural History deploys kiosk with IntuiLab software

The Museum for Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon has deployed an interactive touchscreen kiosk to show off historical Mesoamerican maps. IntuiLab provided its interactive software, IntuiFace, for the kiosk, according to a press release. The kiosk allows users to examine the roads, rivers and landmarks depicted in the maps.

Walmart's Jet.com debuts same-day New York delivery

Walmart is using internal resources, specifically its e-commerce Jet.com division, for same-day delivery in New York City. The news comes as retailers are trying to provide delivery every which way for the consumer, from locker pickups to car trunk delivery....

Hudson's Bay takes Ivanka Trump fashion off the shelves

Citing a lack of customer interest, Hudson's Bay has removed the Ivanka Trump fashion line from its website and plans to remove it from all stores by this fall. The decision, according to a New York Post report, is due...

Sales plunge not a sexy trend for Victoria's Secret

June brought a 1 percent dip in same-store sales and a 6 percent plunge in brick-and-mortar same store same-store sales for Victoria's Secret. The financial news, according to the New York Post, then caused a drop of 12 percent in...

Amazon Prime members buy 100M items worldwide during Prime Day event

Amazon is celebrating its biggest global shopping event now that its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza has come to an end after 36 hours. Sales beat out Amazon's last Cyber Monday and Black Friday and even last year's Prime Day....

Build-A-Bear strives to make good on marketing promotion gone wrong

It wasn't a very warm and fuzzy customer experience the first time Build-A-Bear launched a new marketing promotion called "Pay Your Age" as part of its “Count Your Candles” program. In fact, the experience left lots of parents angry and...

Macy's alerts customers to credit card data breach

A small number of Macy's.com and Bloomingdales.com customer data was breached between late April and mid June. Customers were informed of the data breach via a letter, according to USA Today. The retailer did not specify how many customers were...

Symphony RetailAI taps Todd Michaud to lead retail solutions

Todd Michaud is the new president and chief customer officer of the Americas for Symphony RetailAI's Retail Solutions Division. Prior to joining Symphony RetailAI, Michaud led NCR's global enterprise, merchandising and supply chain croup as global VP and GM.

Gap expanding physidigital strategy across Old Navy stores

Old Navy stores across the U.S. are now reflecting parent company Gap's customer experience strategy to blend the physical with the digital. Customers can now checkout anywhere in a store, via mobile devices, and buy online and pick up at...

Qwick Media buying Lucid Management Group

Qwick Media, an interactive digital hardware and software company, is acquiring Lucid Management Group, which manufactures transit and street furniture. The acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of September, will integrate Qwick Media technology into Lucid Management’s...

Fabletics to launch 75 new stores worldwide

Athletic apparel maker Fabletic, co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, is planning to reach 100 stores. Fabletics expects to launch 75 new storefronts in the U.S. and worldwide locations, according to a CNBC report, and one store will feature an experimental store design, new payment system as well as a selfie wall.

Sears lays off at corporate offices

About 200 employees at Sears' corporate headquarters in Illinois were let go last month, according to CNBC, and three quarters worked at the support center. The layoff action was detailed in a state notice obtained by CNBC. The layoff was...

Amazon India tapping VR kiosks to promote Prime Day products

Amazon India will offer virtual reality kiosks in 10 locations to promote Prime Day next week, according to Venture Beat. Subbu Palaniappan, growth chief for Amazon Prime India, said the kiosks will promote Prime Day, July 16, a 36-hour sale...

Walmart taps ex-AMEX leader as chief customer officer

Walmart has created a new role, chief customer officer, and hired on a former American Express executive. Janey Whiteside will oversee Walmart stores and ecommerce in the newly minted job which is focused on boosting shopping traffic and customer service,...

June brings retail employment boost

Retail jobs increased more than 50,000, compared to a year ago, which the National Retail Federation described as a "solid robust payroll increase." The figure does not include auto sellers, restaurants or gas stations. Overall, U.S.-based businesses added 213,000 jobs...

Technology playing starring role in better customer experience, claims report

Technology is becoming a more prominent aspect in shopping and dining and its success, as well as failure, is impacting the customer experience. Overall new technology is raising the bar on customer experience, according to a new Boomtown report. Nearly...

Yoyo links with Preoday on mobile order ahead for UK retailers

Yoyo, a Europe-based mobile payment, loyalty and marketing platform, is partnering with digital ordering platform Preoday to create an integrated way for retailers and caterers to affordably provide pre-ordering services to customers across the U.K., according to a press release....

Kroger to tap driverless cars for delivery needs

In the latest retail delivery news supermarket giant Kroger is reportedly mulling using driverless cars to its grocery delivery. It is teaming up with Nuro, an autonomous car player, to launch the fleet, according to a CNBC report. The news...

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