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  • 5 Questions chief data officers must answer for effective results

    As CPG and retail leaders begin to fully embrace the importance of investing in big data analytics, they're recruiting leaders to pioneer these initiatives in their organizations. But how can executives be sure that the leaders they hire will set them on the right path?

UPS adds 3D printing to 100 stores

UPS is betting on 3D printing, with the addition of 3D print services to 100 U.S. stores from its initial three-market test. To kick off the rollout, UPS is designating this week as "3D Print Week."

Home Depot may have left data vulnerable

In the wake of Home Depot's recent data breach, fingers are pointing and accusations flying that the retailer had known for years its systems were vulnerable to hackers.

Walmart to offer GoBank checking

Walmart announced it will roll out GoBank checking accounts in all stores by the end of October. GoBank checking accounts, launched by Green Dot, are mobile banking platforms linked with MasterCard debit cards that do not charge overdraft fees, minimum balance fees or monthly fees.

Retailers not spending enough on IT infrastructure

Retailers are prioritizing customer-facing programs over strategic infrastructure improvements, choosing to invest in data capture for marketing purposes and pricing programs over mobile platforms and improved delivery.

Square CEO says company will integrate Bitcoin

Bitcoin could be blowing up as the new go-to digital payment option very soon. Jack Dorsey, CEO of credit card processing company Square, said in an interview with CBCnews that the company is building a register allowing merchants to accept Bitcoin, as well as Apple Pay.

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Hannaford plans to add a curbside grocery pick-up service at one of its stores in Exeter, Maine. The Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain plans to expand its "Hannaford-to-Go" service, allowing shoppers to place their grocery orders on its website and pick them up at a drive-through.

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Retailers spoke of the challenges that marketing for both online and offline stores can pose when a company is given one marketing budget for both channels at yesterday's Shop.org Summit.