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E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Survey: Fewer online merchants accept payments from Apple, Google

June 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The drop in usage for Apple Pay and Google Pay is particularly notable, even if the reasons for the declines aren’t completely understood. Since launching Apple Pay in 2014, Apple has seen major retailers like Walmart forgo its platform for […]


Retail Types, Stores

Macy’s grabs Home Depot’s tech chief

June 15, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s has long embraced technological prowess — even its flagship Herald Square New York City location boasted operations on store floors and back rooms that these days seem sprawling and cavernous, but were state-of-the-art in their day. Its tech is […]


Retail Types, Stores

Neiman Marcus stokes brand loyalty online

June 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In October, Neiman Marcus unveiled a turnaround plan pinned on what it’s calling a “Digital First” strategy, which executives then said will include style services and involve highly personalized interactions based on personal preferences, past purchases and search data. SimilarWeb […]


Retail Types, Stores

Joann unveils new concept store

June 14, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

With a massive fleet and an increasing number of shoppers moving online, Joann appears to be branching out from a retail strategy that had mostly succeeded for 75 years. The fabric and craft retailer now runs more than 865 stores […]


Retail Trends

Retail IoT could be $94 billion market by 2025

June 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Deployment of IoT technologies for retail applications appears to have turned a corner in the last couple of years from curiosity to established trend. While actual project size for some retailers may only involve a handful of stores, or just […]


Retail Types, Stores

Macy’s and b8ta partner to grow new concept shops

June 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Macy’s has long kept on top of technologies to drive its e-commerce and fulfillment operations, but these two investments mark a new chapter in its retail playbook. B8ta, which opened its first store two years ago and has opened more […]


Customer Experience, Point of Puchase

Apparel shoppers really want to try before they buy

June 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Plenty of shoppers still prefer stores. Despite runaway growth in e-commerce, brick-and-mortar remains the top venue for shoppers and apparel buyers in particular, are keen on the “try before you buy” inherent in physical locations. Indeed, an A.T. Kearney survey […]


Retail Types, Stores

First-ever Covergirl store planned for Times Square

June 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Until Coty opens the doors to this new location, Covergirl products are found at Ulta and drugstore retailers, making the move a major transition to a new level of retail. Much is made of department stores ceding market share in […]


Retail Trends

Prime Day is a boon to retailers beyond Amazon

June 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon’s Prime Day, the e-commerce giant’s midsummer​ answer to Black Friday, has gained traction, especially among its tens of millions of Prime members. “‘Fabricated’ online shopping events like Prime Day are proven to drive significant spikes in traffic and sales […]


Retail Types, Self-Checkout, Stores, Tech

Amazon reportedly picks 2 Chicago sites for Go stores

June 11, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The Tribune report points out that the 110-story Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) is visited each day by about 25,000 workers and tourists and is undergoing a $500 million renovation of its lower-level retail spaces. It’s also about two […]