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Tractor Supply revamps e-commerce platform in IBM Cloud

Tractor Supply Co. has revamped its e-commerce website by using a cloud-based platform and integrating the online operation with its physical stores.

Dairy Queen protects franchisees with new firewall solution

With a new firewall solution, Dairy Queen is strengthening network security and Payment Card Industry compliance to better protect customer data.

Walmart gets new neighbor in Tyco Retail Experience Center

Walmart is the key customer for many companies, and a large number of them have established offices in Northwest Arkansas—an estimated 1,500 at last count. Tyco Retail Solutions took the branch office concept one step further this week and opened a 5,000 sq. ft. Retail Experience Center for Walmart in Bentonville.

Android Pay may launch as early as this week

There are rumblings in the field that Google's Android Pay may launch much sooner than later—as early as Wednesday of this week (Aug. 26). This is a month in advance of the Sept. 28 arrival of Samsung Pay, which is expected to be Android Pay's biggest competitor in the Android mobile payments space.

Target ready for EMV, educating customers

Target is ready for the EMV chip card transition, and will use chip-and-PIN authentication on its store-brand REDcards, according to the company's A Bullseye View blog. 

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