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Retail security issues move from CIO to the C-suite

NEW YORK—In a far corner of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a smattering of attendees turned out for NRF's sole conference session on cyber security. A cyber crime occurs every 18 seconds, but few companies are developing proactive plans to deal with a security event before it happens.

Timberland uses data mining to boost sales

With revenue flat in a rapidly evolving retail environment, Timberland needed to jumpstart sales of its still-popular and trendy footwear and apparel. To accomplish this, it turned to data.

BJ's adopts real estate analytics to improve location strategy

BJ's Wholesale Club announced the adoption of Esri's location analytics solutions to aid in its real estate research strategy.

Weis deploys data mining solution for asset protection

Weis Markets is taking an atypical approach to predictive analytics by deploying a cloud-based solution from Profitect initially for asset protection, with later use of its data-mining capabilities for other departments such as marketing.

EBay ends same-day delivery, shifts focus to click-and-collect

EBay pulled its same-day delivery service app from the App Store. The Now app, which allowed customers to shop from their phones and receive the items from local retailers later that same day, will now be dropped as the company focuses on click-and-collec

CVS to open technology lab

CVS Health will be opening a technology development center in Boston this winter to further efforts in mobile applications and health-related technology initiatives.

How Home Depot's founder kept his legacy intact after hack

Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake could have had his legacy erased by the retailer's recent data breach. But instead of passing blame or handing off responsibilities to his successor, Craig Menear, Blake rolled up his sleeves and got to work, according to Fortune.

Retail's winners seize digital marketing technologies

Marketing in retail has been on the front lines of omnichannel transformation the longest of any retail department. As the most customer-facing activity, marketing has quickly become the most obvious way to see whether a retailer is able to present one brand face to the customer or not.

Walmart focused on enterprise-wide improvements

Walmart management is trying to turn a very big ship. As supercenters underperform, the focus has shifted to small stores and omnichannel initiatives, moves confirmed by Walmart CEO Doug McMillon during a meeting with analysts.

Only 5% of retail has fully executed omnichannel strategy

In spite of rising consumer expectations, just 5 percent of retailers believe they have advanced omnichannel capabilities, according to a new report by SPS Commerce.