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, who may have limited familiarity with the technology behind big data, be sure that the leaders they hire will set them on the right path?
Eighty-seven percent of e-retailers plan to increase their spending on e-commerce technologies and services next year.
UPS has a plan to increase capacity, speed process and complete deliveries in advance of the upcoming holiday season.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced the hiring of Nicholas Ahrens as VP of privacy and cybersecurity in a Sept. 11 statement.
There's new information to suggest that the groups behind the Home Depot and Target data breaches were not the same.
Macy's is heading into the holiday season with several new omnichannel initiatives, including several new mobile components and tests.
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.
Twitch, Amazon's new $1 billion acquisition geared toward giving the company a way into the user-generated video content market, has been on the receiving end of a slew of recent malware attacks, and they're not designed to steal credit card information.
Big data is a big buzzword in retail and while the term can be ambiguous, 92 percent of executives say they're satisfied with the results of big data applications within their organizations.
Walmart is counting on mobile payments and chip and PIN cards to not only improve security of retail transactions, but also make it easier for consumers to buy products.
Ikea has been slow to develop e-commerce, but the home goods retailer will resume its rollout, following a year of focus on physical stores.
The Home Depot confirmed that its payment data systems have been breached, which could potentially impact customers using cards in its U.S. and Canadian stores. The retailer reports no evidence of the breach affecting customers who shopped in Mexico or online.
Apple introduced a series of new products including new iPhones and a wearable, but it's the long awaited mobile payment option, Apple Pay, that will tie together hardware, software and retail in an entirely new way.
As mobile devices and digital currency play an ever-increasing role in retail, the Merchant Customer Exchange has unveiled a new mobile wallet called CurrentC, which already has the backing of big-box retailers such as Walmart, Target and Best Buy.
All eyes are on Apple as the company prepares to announce new products and services on Sept. 9. Expected is an iPhone 6, but Apple watchers anticipate the long-awaited wearable, new payment options and near-field communication technology.