NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay: retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform without shifting the burden to consumers

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said in an interview today (June 21, 2017) on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. that retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform that lowers rates without shifting the burden to consumers. Regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech on […]

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Retailers Urge Congress To Help Save Consumers Billions With Swipe Fee Reform

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and retailers from across the country went to Capitol Hill today (April 26, 2017) as Congress held a hearing on legislation that would repeal debit card swipe fee reform, telling lawmakers that reform has saved merchants and consumers more than $40 billion and should be […]

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PayPal and Visa partnership to enhance payment experience online, in app and in store for consumers and merchants in Asia Pacific

Digital partnership will enhance the payment experience online, in app and in store SINGAPORE, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) and Visa (NYSE:V) today (April 4, 2017) announced an extension of their U.S. partnership in Asia Pacific that will see them work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of secure, reliable and convenient […]

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Rakuten and Telefarm connect consumers with producers of pesticide-free, pesticide-reduced produce

Ensuring stable revenue for producers while also supporting the development and independence of new farmers Tokyo, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Telefarm Co., Ltd. today ( April 5, 2017) announced the launch of “Ragri,” an internet-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service that connects consumers with producers of pesticide-free, pesticide-reduced and other agricultural […]

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BRP report: Consumers want personalized experience and retailers are focused on improving their personalized services

40% of Retailers Indicate that Personalization is a Top Digitial Priority Boston, MA, 2017-Apr-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a new special report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), personalization has gone well beyond simple marketing to demographic groups, customer segments or even personas. It is more than simply greeting a customer by name […]

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NACS survey reveals 85% of consumers say that gas prices affect their feelings about the economy

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-5-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly nine in 10 consumers (85%) say that gas prices affect their feelings about the economy, according to survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).  Gas prices have risen roughly 50 cents per gallon since February. One in 10 consumers (10%) say that they […]

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NACS: six in ten consumers say gas prices will be higher in 30 days

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a week of rising gas prices, a majority of consumers think that the good times of falling gas prices are over. Almost six in ten consumers (58%) say gas prices will be higher in 30 days, nearly double the proportion who said so a month ago (31%). […]

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