There's new information to suggest that the groups behind the Home Depot and Target data breaches were not the same.
UPS has a plan to increase capacity, speed process and complete deliveries in advance of the upcoming holiday season.
Since Apple announced the launch of virtual payment platform Apple Pay Sept. 9, brands have already signed on to use it, but Walmart wasn't interested in the new payment platform.
Macy's is heading into the holiday season with several new omnichannel initiatives, including several new mobile components and tests.
Since taking the reins as CEO in 2007, Ken Hicks has led Foot Locker to 17 consecutive quarters of comparable store sales growth and its best-ever financial results in the 2013 fiscal year. Under his leadership, the footwear and sports apparel company has managed to deliver 17 consecutive quarters of comparable store sales growth and its best-ever financial results for the 2013 fiscal year. FierceRetailIT spoke with Hicks to find out what it takes to achieve tangible omnichannel success.
As consumers gain power, not only do they start shopping in more complex ways, they expect retailers to be able to fulfill their increasingly complex demands quickly–and without issue. As a result, the next generation supply chain is truly "the next big thing" for retail.
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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 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."
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 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 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.
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.
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.