Self-checkout theft detection to showcase at NRF

Theft at the self-checkout is an ongoing issue for retailers. According to StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, theft occurs five times more at self-checkout than manned checkout — a figure gathered by the company's theft-detecting Self-Checkout Accelerator. The company announced that...

Invisible EAS tags unveiled by Nedap

Nedap Retail has announced a solution to the bulky plastic security tags that often hinder the shopper experience of trying on clothes. The company, in a partnership with Kovio, today unveiled a new category of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags...

Barnes & Noble admits to hacker attack

Barnes & Noble customers should be closely watching their credit card statements following a recent hacker attack on the bookseller. According to reports, shoppers' credit card information was compromised at 63 locations across the country. The company confirmed that the breach was first noticed on Sept.

Walmart, American Express roll out Bluebird

According to an article on, Walmart and American Express are launching a prepaid card that they say offers unique services designed to help shoppers manage and control their everyday finances. The card, named Bluebird, began during a pilot program...

Smartphone Armageddon a real threat, article reports

With personal finance transactions moving from the PC to the smartphone, there is a growing concern with security and the temptation for skilled hackers to retrieve sensitive information from mobile devices. It's dubbed "smartphone Armageddon" in an article on,...

NRF: No retailer immune to organized retail crime

Growing in severity, number and type, retailers are reporting organized retail crime (ORC) has become more troublesome than ever before. Of the 125 retail companies surveyed for NRF's eighth annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, a record-setting (96.0 percent) say their...

Webinar provides simple overview of the complexities of EMV

Retail Customer Experience recently hosted the webinar "EMV is coming to the U.S.

EarthLink releases software to help retailers focus on core business

EarthLink, an IT services and communications provider with hundreds of local, regional and national retail clients such as GNC, HoneyBaked Ham and The Sleep Train, has launched EarthLink Complete, a suite of voice, data and Internet solutions that will expand...

American Apparel sees big benefits from RFID

RFID technology is demonstrating its worth to retailers. A post on LP Magazine cites an RFID pilot program conducted by American Apparel, first reported in the RFID Journal.

Merchant Data Systems renews contract with ControlScan

Merchant Data Systems, a provider of merchant credit card-processing services, has extended its contract with ControlScan, a provider of PCI compliance solutions specifically designed for small- to mid-sized merchants. "Merchant Data Systems prides itself on delivering outstanding merchant processing service...

Washable RFID tag simplifies inventory tracking process

DAILY RFID has released a washable RFID tag to use in garments to simplify the tracking process. It is designed with two small holes in the middle to attach to clothes. Assigned with a unique number, each RFID tag is recorded to trace the garments accurately even after multiple washings.

Trimble and Truecount partner to offer RFID Solutions

Trimble announced today that it partnered with Truecount Corp., an innovator in RFID software solutions for the retail industry. Truecount will leverage Trimble’s ThingMagic enterprise-grade RFID readers to deliver RFID platforms for retailers and their end-to-end supply chains. "Increasing the...

DAILY RFID releases tamper-evident HF Tag for jewelry inventory and security

DAILY RFID, the leading producer and manufacturer of RFID readers and tags in the world, has released a tamper-evident HF RFID Tag for jewelry inventory and security at all points in the supply chain.

NRF releases crowd management guidelines as Black Friday nears

With preparations for the holiday season already set in motion, retailers' attention now turns to preparing their staff and store for what is expected to be the busiest day of the year – Black Friday. In collaboration with retail loss...

Unified Grocers selects Agilence’s POS video auditing solution

Unified Grocers, the largest retailer-owned grocery cooperative in the western United States, now recommends its retail customers consider Agilence’s POS video auditing solution. Announced in a press release, the agreement between the two companies gives Unified’s customers access to Agilence’s...

Organized retail crime still growing problem for industry

Industry partnerships, concerned law enforcement officers and resilient retailers have done their part in making a small dent in the growing problem of organized retail crime, but new research shows there’s still a lot of work to be done. According...

Confident Technologies intros alternative to CAPTCHA online security

Confident Technologies Inc., a provider of intuitive and secure authentication solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Confident CAPTCHA, an image-based alternative to the difficult-to-read, text-based CAPTCHA tests used on websites to stop spam and bots. Confident CAPTCHA increases website...

Researchers find security flaw in chip-and-PIN payment system

The United Kingdom's Retail Week reports that researchers at Cambridge University have tricked a chip-and-PIN payment system into authenticating a payment when no valid PIN is present. The exploit uses what is called a "man-in-the-middle" attack, which involves the thief...

Secure POS Vendor Alliance announces new members

The Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) recently announced five new members, bringing its inaugural year total to nearly 20. The five new members of the non-profit organization aimed at promoting compliance to payment card security standards and help protect against...

After last year's tragedy, Walmart prepares for traffic on Black Friday

With Black Friday on the horizon, Walmart is taking steps to make sure last year's tragic trampling death doesn't happen again. On Nov. 28, 2008, temporary worker Jdimytai Damour was killed by a sudden influx of shoppers making their way into a Walmart in Valley Stream, N.Y.

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