NRF welcomed attorneys general’s call to credit card companies on the use of personal identification numbers with the new chip-based credit cards

Letter Calls PIN ‘Gold Standard’ for Card Security WASHINGTON, 2015-11-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today welcomed a letter sent by nine attorneys general to the nation’s top credit card companies and banks calling for the use of personal identification numbers rather than signatures to approve purchases made with new chip-based credit […]

Lowe’s released the next generation of its Iris smart home solution built with Microsoft Azure’s cloud technology

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Lowe’s announced the next generation of its Iris smart home solution, built with Microsoft Azure’s cloud technology. This latest version of Iris enhances Lowe’s smart home offering with new functionality and faster performance and includes updated software and hardware that make Iris simpler, more intuitive and more […]

Richard T. (Mick) McGuire III to resign from NCR’s Board of Directors

DULUTH, Ga., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that Richard T. (Mick) McGuire III, Founder and Managing Partner, Marcato Capital Management, has resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors.  McGuire has served on the Board since November 2014. “Mick has been a good director who has provided the Board a valuable […]

First Data becomes preferred provider of cybersecurity and payment processing solutions to NCR’s customers in the grocery, petroleum and convenience store industries

Agreement establishes First Data as preferred payments technology provider for NCR in grocery, petroleum and convenience store industries NCR becomes First Data’s preferred ATM and services provider, including enterprise license for NCR CxBanking software DULUTH, Ga. and NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, […]

Colruyt Group expands mobile payment solutions

Halle, Belgium, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After having launched mobile payments via the SEQR application in all physical brand stores and online stores, the Colruyt Group is extending this option to applications offered by KBC/CBC and Bancontact/Mister Cash. This alternative is rolled out from today and will be available in 400 Colruyt, OKay, […]

Amazon Underground now with 3 times more free apps and games since launch

Popular new games in Amazon Underground include Monument Valley, Nemo’s Reef and Dumb Ways to Die 2—all games in Amazon Underground are free (including in-app items) Developers experiencing significant success since Amazon Underground launch—Halfbrick Studios doubles revenue and downloads of their popular games; Rovio triples revenue SEATTLE, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today […]

Wincor Nixdorf AG fiscal 2014/2015 operating results: Software/Services Up, Hardware Down; No Dividend Payment

Preliminary results for fiscal 2014/2015 (Sept. 30) PADERBORN, GERMANY, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf AG ended fiscal 2014/2015 slightly better than anticipated in the revised outlook issued at the end of the first half. Net sales totaled €2,427 million, down 2% on the prior-year figure (2013/2014: €2,469 million). Operating profit before restructuring […]

Bon-Ton Stores extends its private label credit card program with Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s Ohio-based card services business

YORK, Pa., 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today announced it has extended its private label credit card program agreement with Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s (NYSE:ADS) Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand, and commercial credit programs. The agreement provides that the original term is […]

Walgreens Healthcare Clinics will transition to the Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform

Implementation will enable more seamless communication with local providers and health systems DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-11-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today announced its Healthcare Clinics will soon transition to the Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform, to further enhance care coordination among providers, while also supporting the long-term growth plan for its clinic business. […]

NCR released the latest version of its Fractals enterprise fraud detection solution

Latest release of Fractals delivers risk-based authentication, online and mobile banking fraud detection and improved functionality to help fraud teams protect their customers DULUTH, Ga., 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, has released the latest version of its Fractals enterprise fraud detection solution, which delivers […]

Oklahoma-based Ace Garage Door turned to NCR Silver, the tablet-based POS platform powered by NCR Small Business

DULUTH, Ga., 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — When the owners of Oklahoma-based Ace Garage Door needed a solution to help run their business more efficiently, they turned to NCR Silver, the tablet-based POS platform powered by NCR Small Business. After struggling with dismal customer support and expensive upgrades with their previous POS software, they selected NCR […]

eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey

Survey finds tech savvy vehicle owners are paving the future San Jose, California, 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, eBay Motors announced the results of its Future of Automotive Shopping Survey. The findings show consumers – especially younger drivers aged 18-29 – expect technology be used to enhance the car buying experience and are more […]

Elf Yourself® the app that makes funny videos of you and your friends dancing as elves returns to Office Depot

Popular Holiday App Brings Two New Songs, Including a Cat Dance and a Hanukkah Celebration BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, announced today the return of Elf Yourself®, an app that […]

Bush research: 21 million Brits admit they only know how to use certain parts of their devices

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over 63 million gadgets1 are being neglected in the UK, with over 21 million Brits2 admitting they only know how to use certain parts of their devices, according to new research*  by technology brand Bush. Although 35 million people3 say they don’t feel confident when using technology and 15 per […]

Lowe’s Innovation Labs becomes the first to launch a commercial 3D printer to space

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-11-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Innovation Labs, the disruptive innovation hub of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has partnered with aerospace company Made in Space, to become the first to launch a commercial 3D printer to space.  The printer, the first permanent additive manufacturing facility for the International Space Station (ISS), will bring tools […]

Grand opening of Best Buy’s new technology development center in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — State and local officials joined Best Buy in celebrating the grand opening of the company’s new technology development center in Seattle on Thursday. The office, first announced in February, is focused on mobile development, cloud engineering and the omnichannel customer experience. About 25 employees work there, and there’s […]

BILLA bringt iBeacons – die neue Welt des Einkaufens

Ab sofort können BILLA Kunden an insgesamt elf Standorten in Wien und Niederösterreich Shopping der neuen Generation erleben. Denn BILLA bietet im Zuge eines Pilotprojekts als erster Supermarkt Österreichs via BILLA App die Möglichkeit über das Smartphone Angebote und Informationen direkt in der Filiale zu erhalten. iBeacons – die neue Welt des Einkaufens WIEN, Österreich, 2015-10-30 […]

DeLclima rides the wave of change in retailing thanks to advanced HVAC systems

DeLclima, riding the wave of change in retailing thanks to advanced HVAC systems, is the ideal partner for the biggest retail chains Treviso, Italy, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The world of retail is always testing new strategies to increase customer satisfaction and attract new ones. Until a few years ago, shoppers based their choices on […]

Walmart estimates more than 210 million visits to its mobile app over holiday season

Retailer will wow customers with simplified shopping experience and enhanced eCommerce offering; Predicts more than 210 million visits to its mobile app over holiday season BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — America moves from candy corn to candy canes November 1 and Walmart is ready. The retailer has been combing through data, predicting trends and preparing […]

TAG Heuer CEO Jean-Claude Biver on the creation of the TAG Heuer smartwatch

PARIS, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH brands continually integrate innovations to develop new products and target new customer segments. Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TAG Heuer and President of the LVMH Watch Division, talks about creation of the TAG Heuer smartwatch. Developed in partnership with Intel and Google, this revolutionary new […]

Invitation to discover how LVMH Houses engage with innovation

PARIS, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Innovation is deeply embedded in the DNA of the LVMH Group, providing a source of continued success and authenticity over the years.  As a core value of LVMH, innovation inspires the Group’s houses in their quest for excellence, creating an ongoing dialogue between tradition and modernity. Several emblematic initiatives […]

Associated Food Stores announced the launch of Shopper Radar, a new mobile app

New mobile app, Shopper Radar, rewards shoppers with store credit and digital coupons Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — While more retailers are turning to online and digital shopping, Associated Food Stores is giving shoppers another reason to visit the grocery store; Free money. The grocery wholesaler announced the launch of Shopper Radar, a […]

Die blauen Cumulus-Bons neu auch in digitaler Form in der Migros App und auf der Cumulus-Homepage zur Verfügung

Zürich, Switzerland, 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ab 26. Oktober 2015 stehen die blauen Cumulus-Bons neu auch in digitaler Form in der Migros App und auf der Cumulus-Homepage zur Verfügung. Mit diesem Schritt vervollständigt die Migros das digitale Portemonnaie in der Migros App. Ab Ende Oktober wird das Einkaufen für Migros-Kunden, die die Migros App […]

Sainsbury’s trials new supermarket layout and increased range of checkout options to make shopping easier

LONDON, 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today revealed details of the trials it is carrying out at six of its supermarkets across the UK to respond to new and emerging shopping trends. The changes being tested, including a radically different supermarket layout and an increased range of checkout options, are designed to […]

First-ever Geek Squad Technology Hub opened this week at Edina High School in suburban Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, 2015-10-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Geek Squad is going back to school with a purpose in suburban Minneapolis. The first-ever Geek Squad Technology Hub opened this week at Edina High School, and it will be staffed by an Agent for four hours each week who will triage devices, analyze tech problems and educate […]

Capgemini: retailers struggle to understand where personalization ends and privacy infringement begins

Report demonstrates that retailers are struggling to understand where personalization ends and privacy infringement begins PARIS, 2015-10-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini Group, today published a new report, “Privacy Please: Why Retailers Need to Rethink Personalization,” which reveals that consumers worldwide are strongly negative about […]

Carrefour France stages the first Innovation and Energy Fair with the support of Nicolas Hulot Foundation

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 21 and 22 October 2015, Carrefour France will be staging the first Innovation and Energy Fair with the support of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation. The B2B event will bring together more than 50 eco-companies from both France and overseas, the aim being to share energy efficiency solutions […]

NACS Board member congressional testimony: costs to small businesses of the transition to EMV credit and debit card technology are “staggering”

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The costs to small businesses of the transition to EMV credit and debit card technology are “staggering”—averaging more than half of annual profits for convenience stores—yet the switch still represents a “missed opportunity” to further reduce fraud, according to congressional testimony by a NACS Board member. Testifying before […]

PVH Corp: Tommy Hilfiger to introduce virtual reality shopping experience at select stores worldwide

Hosted in select ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ stores and wholesale partners globally, consumers can watch the Fall 2015 ‘Hilfiger Collection’ runway show from a front-row seat in 360 degree 3D virtual reality – and then immediately shop the collection. AMSTERDAM, 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH], is pleased to […]

NCR SaaS payment solutions and POS technologies enhance customer experience across food, beverage and amusement counters at Royal Melbourne Show 2015

NCR and VIX Technology offered patrons faster payment options for food, beverage and amusements MELBOURNE, Australia, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, worked with Vix Technology, a global provider of smart access, booking, ticketing and payments systems, to supply the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) […]