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.

NRF releases crowd management guidelines for retailers

As one of the busiest shopping days of the year approaches, retailers are focusing on one key component of their holiday plans: crowd control. With the help of several retailers, along with their loss-prevention teams and law enforcement officials, the...

LaneHawk BOB scanner now available for NCR self-checkout

NCR Corp. and Evolution Robotics Retail (ERR) have announced the availability of ERR's LaneHawk loss-prevention feature on NCR's SelfServ Checkout terminal.

NRF updates 'buyer beware' product list

The National Retail Federation has added new products to a consumer alert about common household items being sold through some online auction sites, warning that these items could be stolen or tainted, posing health risks to consumers. NRF's warning comes in advance of a Congressional hearing this Thursday about organized retail crime.

Survey: Returns fraud will cost retailers $9.6 billion in 2009

Though return fraud continues to plague the retail industry, changes in policies have helped companies see improvements in some areas. According to NRF's annual Return Fraud Survey, completed by loss prevention executives at 134 retail companies, two-thirds of retailers (69...

ADT unveils pinless security tags that don't pierce merchandise

ADT Security Services announced the availability of its Sensormatic UltraLite PT, a pinless anti-shoplifting tag. The tag is designed to protect jeans, leather goods, shoes and handbags, which can be difficult to protect with traditional anti-theft tags that pierce the...

The Limited deploys video analytics system

DIGIOP Technologies, with technology provider ObjectVideo, has successfully completed a nationwide deployment of its video management systems for Limited Stores, LLC, a retailer of upscale women's apparel with 220 stores. The project consisted of the installation of DIGIOP's digital video...

NCR POS achieves PCI 1.2 compliance

DULUTH, Georgia — NCR Corporation announced that version 5.4 of the NCR Advanced Store POS solution has been accepted as meeting the most current standards designed to protect consumers' credit card information from potential security breaches. A comprehensive POS solution,...

London retailer puts shoplifter photos on its web site

Home Bargains, which operates 190 discount stores throughout the United Kingdom, is taking a rather drastic step in combating theft: it is uploading CCTV pictures of shoplifters to its web site. London's Telegraph reports that six offenders were shown throughout...

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