Retail Roundup—American Eagle's new loyalty program; Sonic's possible data breach

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American Eagle Outfitters launches loyalty program

American Eagle Outfitters announced the launch of AEO Connected, a new loyalty program for American Eagle and Aerie customers. Although there are already 16 million rewards members, the new digital program has full integration with traded credit cards, offers exclusive member access to events and enhances personalization. (Release)

Online hijacking threatens holiday e-commerce

Unauthorized product ads are being injected into consumer browsers and appearing on retailer sites, distracting prospective consumers. The disruption of the customer experience could cost retailers $2.1 billion this holiday season. (Release)

Sonic notified of possible data breach 

U.S. fast-food chain operator Sonic has been notified of unusual activity on credit cards used at its drive-in locations. Although the company's credit card processor said that the number of payment systems compromised is unknown, other sources say it may have led to millions of stolen credit and debit cards. (Reuters article

CVS opens new format, largest store in NYC

CVS Pharmacy has opened a new flagship location in New York City's Times Square, featuring the drugstore's new format designed with expanded health and beauty sections. Spanning two floors and more than 13,000 square feet, the location has Discovery Zones for shopping a new selection of products and themes. (Release)