Retail Articles

  1. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs —December 8, 2014

    In the news, data shows Black Friday was quieter than usual for in-store sales. Also, MasterCard has concluded testing of fingerprint scanning for ID, and a writer points out low-tech reasons that smart shopping carts are a bad idea.

  2. Mobile Payments Use Low In Canada

    A new study by market research company GfK revealed the resistance by many Canadians to use mobile payment systems. As a testament to this fact, the survey shows that less than a quarter of Canadians who shopped in-store or online use mobile payment.

  3. Are You Taking Advantage Of Everything RSPA Has To Offer?

    The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) webinar “RSPA Member Benefits: Maximize the Value for Your Business” outlines the resources and cost savings that go along with RSPA membership. Member benefits include legal consultation and document templates, networking opportunities, education and training, shipping discounts, and a scholarship program — although members might be overlooking some of these opportunities.

  4. Survey: More Mobile Payment Use During The Holiday Season

    Stratos released the results of its 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey, finding that nearly 30 percent of smartphone owners in the U.S. plan to use mobile payment offerings this holiday season, with roughly 17 percent stating they would spend more this season due to new payment options.

  5. Hackers Now Targeting Loyalty Programs To Drain Rewards

    Daily Finance reported that the latest target for hackers has become loyalty programs, with Hilton Honors coming under attack.

  6. Report: Shrinkage Decline Predicted To Continue

    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.

  7. Gift Cards Are The New “Go-To” Gift Choice For Holiday Shoppers This Year

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

  8. Websense Cybersecurity Predictions Released For 2015

    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.”

  9. Euclid Spending Report For October Released

    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.

  10. Retail, Grocery, And Hospitality IT News For VARs — December 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.

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