Articles By Anna Rose Welch
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 20, 2014
In the news, the number of mobile wallet users is expected to grow to 113 million by 2017, and a survey finds that mobile technology is driving advances in payments technology.
Grocery and Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 16, 2014
A study concludes about one-third of c-stores plan to offer mobile wallet payment in the next three years. Also in the news, intelligent checklist platforms can help improve food quality and safety, and a survey shows smartphones are “shopping companions” for the demographic “mothers.”
Retail IT News For VARs — January 15, 2014
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security issued a POS malware alert. Also in the news, surveys show mobile technology is retailers’ top priority, and a survey shows the majority of businesses experience significant technology failures, but most don’t quantify their impact.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 13, 2014
In the news this weeks, analysts predict 2014 will see more tabletop tablets, more hotels taking a multichannel approach, and more hotel lobby “digital concierge” kiosks.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 9, 2014
In this week’s news, more than 200 grocery stores are a part of the rollout of inMarket apps using Apple iBeacons that send notifications of deals and rewards to shoppers in the store via their smartphones. In other news, the NRF is appealing the recent $5.7 billion swipe fee settlement.
Retail IT News For VARs — January 8, 2014
The news includes NRF’s appeal of the recent $5.7 billion swipe fee settlement, a forecast that the predictive analytics market will grow to $6,546 million by 2019, and a study that shows m-commerce is contributing to increasing online sales.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — January 6, 2014
Mobile apps with integrated loyalty and rewards is boosting digital gift card spending — and restaurants are planning to invest in smartphone app and other mobile technology. Also in the news, the RPI reached a five-month high in November 2013, at 101.2.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — January 3, 2014
In the news, mobile ad spending increased in the first half of 2013, and grocers want to streamline their businesses with technology.
Restaurant And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 30, 2013
In the news, analysts predict trends for hotels and restaurants and restaurant spending in 2013 was up — but visits were down.
Grocery And Convenience Store IT News For VARs — December 27, 2013
In the news, an economists predicts growth for the convenience store industry and the demand for mobile payments and digital gift cards is expected to increase at c-stores.