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Express unveils loyalty-focused app

Apparel chain Express unveiled enhanced loyalty features for its mobile app. Now Express app users with iOS or Android will have an improved mobile shopping experience that includes a fully- integrated loyalty program, Express Next.

Walmart preps in-store SMS shopping assistant

Walmart's could soon roll out a new mobile feature that lets shoppers access customer service in stores through a simple text. Simple text is a virtual personal assistant for Walmart shoppers that helps locate items inside stores.

Kohl's enhances mobile features

Kohl's is ramping up its omnichannel and digital initiatives to enhance the customer experience. Improvements include new shopping tools on the Kohl's app, enhanced mobile payment options, and a test of same-day delivery.

Target tests digital service ambassadors in LA25

Target launched a new innovation initiative dubbed LA25 in 25 Los Angeles-area locations. The stores will test roughly 50 of the retailer's newest programs, some seen in other stores and some entirely new to the market.

50% of shoppers want location-based services

A majority of shoppers are now interested in location-based services, believing that the improved access to information on mobile devices makes them more knowledgeable than sales associates.

Samsung's smart signage aims to transform shopping

Large, connected display panels were debuted and demonstrated by Samsung Electronics during the recent IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, according to  WhowiredKorea. The 55-inch transparent OLED is the first transparent display panel for commercial use. It allows for the streaming of content, but doesn't block the shopper's view of what's behind the screen, and has built-in speakers. Samsung also showed a 65-inch, high resolution signage in an apparel retailer environment.

Mobile visual search to unlock m-commerce

Mobile visual search capabilities have been cropping up in retailers' apps with regularity—Neiman Marcus expanded their mobile search feature just last week—for good reason: the feature will likely play a big role this coming holiday as shoppers turn to smartphones in droves.

Shopkick blows past 15M users

Shopping app shopkick now has more than 15 million users globally, and has doubled its user base in just one year.

Allrecipes new mobile site creates food-focused social network

Allrecipes has launched a new responsive website designed as a food-focused social network for mobile users, with potentially big implications for grocery retailers.

The strategy behind Target's digital transformation

As the lines between online and the physical store continue to blur, the future is the digital store, typified by Target's successful digital, in-store strategy.