EMV's time has come, but despite the October fraud liability shift deadline and the big security advantages to consumers and retailers, it's unclear how much it will be noticed.
PCI Security Standards Council's Gill Woodcock (right) gives retailers advice on how to make the most of the EMV transition. Hackers are increasingly attacking third party partners, like point-of-sale (POS) resellers, to break into retailers' systems through weak remote access controls. In fact, this, along with weak passwords, contributed to 94 percent of POS breaches investigated by Trustwave in 2014.
In more than 400 investigations conducted by the U.S. Secret Service last year, improper payment platform setup and system maintenance were the common points of attack and compromise. So what does this mean for you as a retailer? Read full Industry Voices
Mobile visual search is a trending topic. Retailers are adding the features to mobile apps; creating ad campaigns, catalogs and shoppable circulars; and promoting the technology via social media and with splashy press releases.
The technology may be up and coming, but it promises more than higher sales and shopper engagement. It promises new data sets. Read the rest of this Editor's Corner
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Loyalty to retailers can be fleeting. Forty percent of customers are willing to change to another retailer for day-to-day items if new technologies offering better data security and convenience of payments are available.
One year after Apple Pay launched and 18 days after Android Pay launched, Samsung Pay has arrived in the U.S. market. The battle for share of digital wallet is fully joined.
Taco Bell has revamped and renamed its website, extending the ability to order and pay via personal computers and tablets and enhancing the overall digital customer experience of the brand.
SmartStore Business Intelligence Solutions, a cloud-based predictive analytics solutions provider, appointed long-time Walmart veteran Tom Coughlin to the role of executive advisor.
Crocs is using customer data and predictive analytics to drive customer engagement, and ultimately purchases, through its email promotions.
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Kroger launched a new international-themed brand of foods. Known as HemisFares, the initial line will encompass 27 items and are authentic Italian items that range from Sicilian gelato to balsamic vinegar.
H&M recently debuted its new beauty line at 900 stores worldwide and online. With products ranging from hair care to nail polish, the new beauty segment might give Sephora a run for its money. The Swedish chain already has a loyal following and with everything priced under $25, it stands to be a big competitor in the beauty market.