Visa Commits to Strategic Investment in Klarna; Companies Plan Partnership Deal

NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 2017-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa (NYSE:V) and Klarna announced they have reached an agreement for Visa to invest in Klarna, and intend to develop a future strategic partnership. Klarna is one of Europe’s fastest growing online payments companies, serving 60 million consumers and 70,000 retailers. The equity investment […]

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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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NRF’s David French: The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on retailers to skyrocket

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers would “have no choice” but to pass the higher costs on to consumers if Congress passes a proposed $1 trillion border adjustment tax as part of tax reform, the National Retail Federation said today (May 23, 2017). “The border tax proposal would cause the tax burden on […]

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Diebold Nixdorf and Kony partner to offer white label mobile application solutions for financial institutions and retailers

Company also acquires minority equity stake in Kony, joining forces with leading mobile applications provider to drive innovative, consumer-centric experiences NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), the global leader in connected commerce, today (May 22, 2017) announced a strategic partnership with Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility and […]

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BRP report: Retailers plan to use Innovative Technologies to Improve Customer Service

BRP report: Retailers plan to use Innovative Technologies to Improve Customer Service   According to the 2017 Customer Experience/Unified Commerce Survey, Savvy Retailers are Planning to use Innovative Technologies to Improve Customer Service Boston, MA, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a new report from BRP, 55% of retailers are focused on optimizing […]

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House Action To Repeal Obamacare Welcomed By Retailers

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (May 4, 2017) applauded the House for passing the American Health Care Act, legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Nothing in health care is ever easy or simple, but the House has shown its commitment to closing the book on Obamacare,” […]

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Retailers Agree Proposed Comprehensive Tax Reform Could Help Economy Grow

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (April 26, 2017) welcomed the proposal on comprehensive tax reform released by President Trump. “Retailers commend the president for his leadership on much-needed comprehensive tax reform,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “What matters most is that we enact pro-growth tax policy […]

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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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Australian Retailers Association: Retailers conducting business in Australia should pay their tax just like Australian retailers currently do

Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly supports the Government in closing the Low Value Threshold (LVT) loophole for the purchase of offshore tangible goods under $1000. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA said they have been working with the Federal and State Governments to reduce […]

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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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Boston Retail Partners: retailers recognize the importance of enhanced data and analytics

Retailers realize the importance but struggle to successfully understand and utilize analytics Boston, MA , 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a new special report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), retailers recognize the importance of enhanced data and analytics with 44% indicating improved analytics is a top priority. However, the ability to leverage analytics […]

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Fashion needs customers – customers want to be impressed

MUNICH, Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — To survive in the fiercely competitive fashion market, retailers must be able to impress their customers. Customer loyalty has evolved along with technological advancements, products and their prices can be compared at any time, and only businesses who stand out will be able to secure sales and […]

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Retailers Urge Congress to Support Association Health Plans for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (March 1, 2017) urged Congress to support legislation that would allow small businesses to join together through association health plans to provide greater access to affordable health care for their employees. “Small businesses compete every day with large employers for both customers and […]

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Generation Z Seeks Enhanced Digital Shopping Experience from Retailers

Generation Z Seeks Enhanced Digital Shopping Experience from Retailers   Young consumers seek voice-activated ordering, curated subscriptions and automatic-replenishment shopping models NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers looking to capture share of wallet and brand loyalty from the next generation of consumers – Gen Z – will need to step up their focus […]

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The California Grocers Association supports Assembly Bill 1326 that will provide grocers and retailers with relief from theft

Sacramento, CA, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The California Grocers Association announced their co-sponsorship and full-fledged support for Assembly Bill 1326, by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove). The measure, co-authored by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), will aggregate the dollar value of certain property crimes, such as shoplifting and check fraud, […]

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Mall Owners Look for Sales Data Capture at POS to Bridge Rental Loss

Chennai, India, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  As commercial real estate growth remains sober in cities across India leading to high vacancy levels in Malls, space owners these days adopt new strategy to bring tenants to cover rental revenue loss. As per the new trend, retailers agree to pay less monthly rental but part […]

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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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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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35,000 retailers and more than two dozen industry leaders to gather for NRF’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG Show

Washington, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than two dozen industry leaders will be featured keynote speakers as close to 35,000 retailers from around the world convene in New York City beginning this weekend for the National Retail Federation’s 106th annual Retail’s BIG Show. “The level of expertise and insider insights that industry leaders […]

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WEBCOLLAGE ANNOUNCES MONTAGE AND OPENS ITS PLATFORM TO GLOBAL PARTNERS

Rich product content publishing platform integrates exciting new content options to enhance its offering to leading global manufacturers and retailers NEW YORK, 2016-Dec-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Webcollage, the rich product content publishing platform used by the world’s leading brands and retailers, has today announced Montage – a community of carefully selected Webcollage partners […]

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RBM Technologies is now One Door and launches new web presence, new brand assets, and a brand awareness campaign

BOSTON, 2016-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — RBM Technologies, the leading provider of cloud-based merchandising execution software for retail, announced that it is changing its name to One Door. Today’s announcement caps a three year transformation of the Company including new capitalization, a new leadership team, a global sales and support organization, and re-architecture of […]

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Retailers: state anti-surcharge laws are not consumer-protection legislation

Arlington , VA, 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (11/22/2016) the Retail Litigation Center (RLC) joined by the Retail Council of New York State, Florida Retail Federation and the Food Marketing Institute filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Expressions Hair Designs vs. Schneiderman. The case takes up the issue of whether […]

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EHI Retail Institute study: Retailers seek to further expand their digital services on the sales and presentation areas

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers seek to further expand their digital services on the sales and presentation areas. This is the conclusion arrived at by the study “Der Store im Omnichannel-Zeitalter” (The Store in the Omnichannel Age) for which the EHI Retail Institute polled the general managers of relevant retail companies in […]

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British Land brought together retailers and the local community to celebrate Teesside’s 25th birthday

British Land brought together retailers and the local community to celebrate Teesside’s 25th birthday   London, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Teesside, Stockton celebrated its 25th birthday at the weekend with events that brought together retailers, consumers, the centre team and the local community. Since opening in October 1991, Teesside has welcomed more than 150 […]

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Boston Retail Partners: 56% of retailers say consistent brand experience across channels is their top digital priority

Boston, MA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a new report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), 56% of retailers indicate their top digital priority is to create a consistent brand experience across channels. According to the BRP 2016 Digital Commerce Survey, retailers understand that consumers expect a personalized, seamless experience wherever, whenever and however […]

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RILA and The Solar Foundation analysis: Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations outlines measures for other retailers to consider

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new analysis by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and The Solar Foundation found that Whole Foods Market’s approach to rooftop solar installations in multiple facilities could be a valuable model for other retailers to consider. The analysis, “Whole Foods Market — Making the Case for […]

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Accenture: Retailers and consumer packaged goods companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia

Accenture: Retailers and consumer packaged goods companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia   SINGAPORE, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia, according to Accenture, with millennials set to dominate the consumer market in the region. […]

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International Market Place offers most sought-after retailers and world-class restaurants with the opening of its open-air shopping center in Waikīkī

HONOLULU, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands gathered today (08/25/2016) to take part in the grand opening of the fully reimagined International Market Place in Waikīkī. The 345,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center offers Hawai‘i’s first Saks Fifth Avenue as well as a world-class lineup of restaurants and retailers – nearly 50 percent of which will be […]

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Boston Retail Partners report identifies key areas where retailers should utilize social media to improve the customer journey

Boston, MA, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a new special report from Boston Retail Partners (BRP), social media produces unlimited opportunities to create a memorable and personalized customer shopping experience; however, most retailers are not successfully executing their social media strategies. According to the BRP SPECIAL REPORT: Enhancing Customer Engagement Through Social Media, […]

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Accenture research: retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth. The findings highlight the need for retailers to become more agile – constantly learning about their customers and flexing to deliver relevant, engaging and useful interactions with […]

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