Retail Articles

  1. Report: Shrinkage Decline Predicted To Continue
    12/3/2014

    Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Checkpoint Systems released its annual Global Retail Theft Barometer, which details theft-related research done throughout the year.

  2. Gift Cards Are The New “Go-To” Gift Choice For Holiday Shoppers This Year
    12/1/2014

    Almost three-quarters of those surveyed are likely to purchase at least one digital gift card.

  3. Websense Cybersecurity Predictions Released For 2015
    12/1/2014

    Websense has released its list of cybersecurity predictions for 2015. The year 2014 was fraught with data breaches and challenges to security across industries and technologies.  “Cybercriminals are continually adapting evasive techniques and methods so they can circumvent the security systems that were specifically put in place to stop them,” Charles Renert, vice president of Websense Security Labs, says in a press release. “By thoroughly analyzing recent cybercrime trends and tactics, we have established a common thread across each of these predictions: threat activity is increasing in frequency and sophistication.”

  4. Euclid Spending Report For October Released
    12/1/2014

    Retail analytics company Euclid has released its latest U.S. Retail Benchmarks for the month of October. For the most part, October showed a slight increase in shopping activity over September.

  5. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 1, 2014
    12/1/2014

    In the news, a survey shows holiday shoppers want to use mobile payments this holiday season. Also, surveys show technology is impacting brick-and-mortar stores.

  6. Business Lessons From Heath Book “Switch” — RSPA INSPIRE 2015 Preview
    11/24/2014

    This is the second of three Business Solutions articles sharing observations from a Chip Heath business book. Heath will be the featured speaker for the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association) INSPIRE 2015 conference January 25-28 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, and I think studying his writing is a great way to prepare for the event.

  7. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — November 24, 2014
    11/24/2014

    In the news, research shows grocery shoppers are more open to the idea of using wearable technology while shopping. Also, with the holiday shopping season under way, POS malware continues to be a concern among your merchant IT clients, and this year, the gift giving via digital gift cards is expected to increase.  

  8. Creditcall CTO: Migrate Systems To EMV Now
    11/21/2014

    Jeremy Gumbley, CTO of Creditcall, tells how the U.S. compares to other countries’ progress in their EMV migration at a year before the deadline, as well as what IT solutions providers should be doing for their customers now.

  9. Mobile Apps Expected To Impact Holiday Sales
    11/21/2014

    Mobile marketing company Artisan Mobile has released the results of a September 2014 research campaign revealing that mobile apps will drive a bigger part of holiday sales this year.

  10. Benefits Of Cash Management Solutions For VARs
    11/20/2014

    Cash management remains top of mind for retailers, according to the APG Cash Drawer white paper “Cash management Solutions: The Emerging Opportunity For POS Dealers.” Not only do retailers need to prevent lost revenue from employee mistakes and theft, they also have the added worry of miscounting any money they make at the end of the business day.

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