Retailers to focus on mobile phone initiatives to enhance customer experience in 2017

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amid a seismic shift in how U.S. consumers shop, retailers are vying for time on their customers’ screens across all their devices — before, during and after a purchase. That is according to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business Objectives and Mobile report, released today […]

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A.S. Watson Group further invests in big data capabilities through partnership with Rubikloud

HONG KONG, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, announced today ( February 1, 2017) a partnership with Toronto-based Rubikloud as part of its investment in big data capabilities. The Group will invest USD 70 million (approximately HKD540 million) in the coming […]

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Shimano inaugurated its new European head office at the High Tech Campus (HTC) in Eindhoven

Osaka, Japan, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (30th January 2017) marked the opening of Shimano’s new European head office at the High Tech Campus (HTC) in Eindhoven. The state-of-the-art new build office offers its 180 employees a clean, spacious working environment with an emphasis on technology and nature. The building houses Shimano Europe’s product […]

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Starbucks launches voice ordering capabilities within Starbucks mobile iOS app and Amazon Alexa platform

Starbucks launches voice ordering capabilities within Starbucks mobile iOS app and Amazon Alexa platform   Seattle, 2017-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (January 30), Starbucks is taking the next step toward evolving the digital customer experience by launching voice ordering capabilities within the Starbucks mobile iOS app and the popular Amazon Alexa platform. These features are […]

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Kornit Digital’s live demonstration of Allegro gained high customer interest and system orders at Heimtextil 2017

ROSH-HA`AYIN, Israel, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kornit Digital, (NASDAQ:KRNT), a global market leader in digital textile printing technology, has received new system orders at Heimtextil 2017, the world’s leading exhibition for home textile design and manufacturing, which took place in Frankfurt, January 10-13. The Company’s booth showcased a live demonstration of the Allegro, utilizing […]

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MCB Islamic Bank Limited in Pakistan deploys new cash dispensing technology and software from Diebold Nixdorf

End-to-end solutions help reach unbanked population in Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan, 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a World Bank report, more than 50 percent of people in Pakistan remain unbanked—lacking access to critical financial services.1 MCB Islamic Bank Limited, a new bank in Pakistan, is expanding access to financial services and reaching the […]

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NCR Silver introduces redesigned tablet-based POS application with optimized user interface and improved customer experience

Improved user interface delivers simpler navigation, reduced transaction times DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Silver has launched a redesigned tablet-based point-of-sale (POS) application, which offers small businesses quicker access to information and faster transaction times via an optimized user interface and improved customer experience. NCR Silver Version 4 has been redesigned with […]

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Carphone Warehouse’s 4G mobile network iD Mobile reaches 500,000 contract customers

iD Mobile sees accelerated growth since May 2015 launch – the fastest growing MVNO ever on postpay London, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — iD Mobile, the 4G mobile network from Carphone Warehouse, has reached a customer base of 500,000 contract customers since the service launched in May 2015. Accelerated recent growth has seen iD […]

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Alibaba becomes the official “Cloud Services” and “E-Commerce Platform Services” Partner of the Olympic Channel

Breakthrough partnership will support the IOC and the Olympic Movement achieve Olympic Agenda 2020 vision in a new digital era Davos, Switzerland, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today (19 January 2017 ) jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028. Joining The Olympic Partner (TOP) worldwide sponsorship […]

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Alibaba Cloud, National University of Singapore and EZ-Link to boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities

Singapore, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and EZ-Link, Singapore’s largest issuer of Contactless e-Purse Application (CEPAS) compliant cards, today (Alibaba Group) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate and boost Singapore’s smart computing and data-driven capabilities. The collaboration between […]

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Rakuten and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation to enhance their services for low-voltage power users

Tokyo, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Marubeni Power Retail Corporation today (January 19, 2017) entered a comprehensive business alliance agreement on the promotion of purchases and utilization of electricity and other commodities for low-voltage power. Through the agreement, the areas of the partnership will be expanded into the various services offered […]

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EuroShop 2017 to provide guided tours in the dimension retail technology

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time, there will be guided tours for visitors especially in the dimension retail technology at EuroShop 2017, The World´s No. 1 Retail Trade Fair, from 5 to 9 March 2017 in Düsseldorf. Those already at EuroCIS very successful tours will be organised on three […]

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Apple announces major updates to its music creation apps

  Apple announces major updates to its music creation apps   Cupertino, California, 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today (JANUARY 18, 2017) announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone, iPad and Mac. GarageBand for iOS 2.2 now features the powerful creative […]

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CB Bank in Myanmar rolls out cardless cash withdrawal and P2P payment services with advanced technology from Diebold Nixdorf

Leading Myanmar retail bank rolling out cardless cash withdrawal and P2P payment services with advanced technology from Diebold Nixdorf North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-Operative Bank Limited (CB Bank) in Myanmar has awarded Diebold Nixdorf an extensive contract for systems, software and services to expand its self-service […]

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MagnifyMoney: eight of the top 10 mobile banking apps are powered by NCR’s Digital Banking solutions portfolio

NCR’s Digital Banking customers in the US represent eight of 2016’s Top 10 mobile banking apps, including the best overall, Eastman Credit Union DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today( January 18, 2016) announced that eight of the top 10 mobile banking apps are […]

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Sears Auto Center launches “Digital Tire Journey” web app to help customers identify the best tires to fit their driving needs

Sears Auto Center launches “Digital Tire Journey” web app to help customers identify the best tires to fit their driving needs   HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Auto Center introduced the pilot launch of the “Digital Tire Journey“, a web app that relies on IBM Watson Natural Language Classifier service to […]

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EarthLink and Boston Retail Partners to help retailers transition to a true unified commerce platform

ATLANTA, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (ELNK) and Boston Retail Partners (BRP) today (Jan. 16, 2017) announced the launch of a new Unified Commerce as a Service offering to help retailers transition from current faux omni-channel environments to a true unified commerce platform. The Unified Commerce as a Service offering delivers a […]

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Al Rajhi Bank partners with Diebold Nixdorf to develop an award-winning biometric-enabled self-service solution

Customized debit card printing enhances consumer experience RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Rajhi Bank, a leading international banking group, recently partnered with Diebold Nixdorf to collaboratively develop an award-winning biometric-enabled self-service solution. The custom solution is the first to enable debit card printing via biometric authentication at a self-service terminal […]

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Globus hypermarket rolls out NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision in Russia

The Scan & Go system is based on the NCR FastLane Mobile Shopper powered by Re-Vision solution and is the first customer implementation in Europe DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in omni-channel technologies, announced that the Globus hypermarket chain is the first supermarket in Europe to […]

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Office Depot and Austin Independent School District to develop an innovative entrepreneurship classroom at Crockett High School

BOCA RATON, Fla, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today (January 17, 2017 ) announced an expanded partnership with Austin Independent School District (AISD). The company recently worked with the district to develop an innovative entrepreneurship classroom at Crockett High School, located in Austin, […]

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Sears Home Services rolls out GoToAssist Seeit on their technicians’ smartphones to help them fix appliances faster

GoToAssist Seeit Enables Master Technicians to Remotely See and Diagnose Problems to Get Appliances Running Again as Quickly as Possible HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Sears Home Services technician Antonio Corzo was in a customer’s home in Bound Brook, N.J., last month to repair a washing machine, he encountered an unusual […]

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t0.com, Inc. further expands its presence and range of services in global financial ecosystem with the acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies

Creates Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC to offer U.S. securities trading after close of U.S. capital markets SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Financial technology firm t0.com, Inc., has formed Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC after acquiring the assets of Singapore-based Blue Ocean Financial Technology, Pte. Ltd. The addition of Blue Ocean Technologies to the […]

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Shop Direct delivered its fifth consecutive record-breaking Christmas sales performance during 2016 holiday period

Liverpool,UK, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop Direct, which operates digital department stores Very.co.uk, Littlewoods.com and VeryExclusive.co.uk, delivered its fifth consecutive record-breaking Christmas sales performance during the seven weeks to 23 December 2016. As shoppers reached for their smartphones, the UK’s second largest pureplay etailer increased group sales by 9% year-on-year – putting the […]

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GameStop’s initial allotment of Nintendo Switch systems completely reserved

Company working with Nintendo to get more for its customers as soon as possible GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, has reserved all of its first allotment of Nintendo Switch systems. On Friday, the retailer began taking […]

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Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, and NRF launch 2017 Store Tours app showcasing some of the most innovative retail stores in New York

NRF 2017 Store Tours app provides NRF Retail’s BIG Show attendees with unique look at New York retail stores NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) today (JANUARY 15, 2017) launched a new app that showcases some of the most innovative retail stores […]

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IHL Group and NCR Corporation survey: Retailers who invest in technologies are more likely to enjoy high sales growth

Report found three key strategic areas of attention: seamless shopping experience, personalization and store transformation DULUTH, Ga, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers who spend more on technology are more likely to enjoy high sales growth, according to a recent survey that IHL Group and NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, […]

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Benchmark enables retailers to compare their in-store merchandising practices to those of their peers

In-depth, quantitative analysis of retail organizations reveals the common merchandising practices of high-performing retailers BOSTON, 2017-Jan-17 — /EPR Retail New/ — One Door, the leading provider of cloud-based merchandising execution software for retail, today announced the establishment of the first-ever Merchandising Execution Maturity Benchmark. Based on research guided by One Door, the Benchmark enables retailers to […]

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NCR and Zebra Technologies expand partnership to provide frictionless customer service to shoppers in-store

DULUTH, Ga, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions and Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, today (January 13, 2017 ) expanded their global strategic relationship in two key areas of NCR’s […]

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Helzberg Diamonds implements NCR Connected Payments to help with its payments security

Cloud-based solution enhances data protection and facilitates payment management across all locations Duluth, Ga., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE:  NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, announced today (January 12, 2017) that Helzberg Diamonds, one of North America’s leading jewelry retailers, has implemented NCR Connected Payments to help with its payments security. […]

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NCR leads POS software provider for the retail and hospitality industries according RBR “Global POS Software 2016” report

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leader in omni-channel technologies, is the leading point-of-sale (POS) software provider for the retail and hospitality industries according to research published by the strategic research and consulting firm RBR. RBR’s study Global POS Software 2016 is the first in-depth international study of this […]

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