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  • GS1 US's Carpenter sees diverse future for product ID

    Nearly every product in every store in every transaction involves GS1 standards in some respect. Most commonly, it is the Universal Product Code, generally referred to as the barcode, which was first used at retail more than 40 years ago.

40% will switch retailers for better security, payments convenience

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.

Game on: Samsung Pay joins fight for digital wallet share

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 builds e-commerce website on mobile app's success

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.

Walmart vet Coughlin joins predictive solutions provider SmartStore

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 uses predictive analytics to optimize email promos

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.