Retail

  • Armoire And Building A Fashion Brand That Isn’t A Fashion Brand

    March 20, 2019 Armoire styleWomen spend a lot of time shopping for clothes each year — by some estimates some 200 hours, or about 8.3 days. Interestingly, though, they aren’t wearing all the clothes ...
  • What Makes For Real Change In Payments?

    March 20, 2019 What Makes For Real Change In Payments?Cash may never really die, but that doesn’t mean speed enabled by digital technology isn’t playing a varied role in payment change and innovation. As things change, computers are rendered ...
  • Amazon Debuts Private Label Skincare Brand

    March 20, 2019 Amazon Belei skincare private labelTo offer solutions for various skin types, Amazon unveiled a line of skincare products called Belei that come in post-consumer recycled resin bottles. The collection has 12 different items, which ...
  • Drinkworks Machine To Offer Cocktails In A K-Cup

    March 20, 2019 Drinkworks Machine To Offer Cocktails In A K-CupAmid slowing sales of their core offerings, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. are looking to tap new areas for growth through a K-Cup machine for cocktails. The ...
  • Glossier Lands $100M Investment To Expand Beauty Co.

    March 20, 2019 Glossier Beauty Co. Lands $100M InvestmentGlossier announced that it has raised $100 million in Series D funding that it will use to expand the beauty company. Sequoia Capital led the round, with participation from Tiger Global ...
  • Worldnet, POSDATA Team On EMV Payments

    March 20, 2019 Worldnet And POSDATA Team On EMV PaymentsWorldnet Payments announced Tuesday (March 19) that it has entered into a strategic agreement with POSDATA to deliver fully integrated and pre-certified EMV payments solutions. In a press release, the companies ...
  • Bridging The Perception/Retail Innovation Gap For SMBs

    March 20, 2019 Truth exists in the gaps. Yes, that sounds like a lazy stab at wisdom — more like a parody of a pretentious mission statement than anything worth the attention of PYMNTS ...
  • MoviePass Revives Unlimited Monthly Movies At Special $9.95 Price

    March 19, 2019 MoviePass Unlimited Movies At $9.95 SpecialMoviePass, the troubled movie subscription service that started with unlimited movies but eventually added pricing tiers and blackout times, has revived its original selling point of endless movie tickets, according ...
  • New Jersey Outlaws Cashless Businesses

    March 19, 2019 cashlessNew Jersey has passed a law banning cashless stores and restaurants, according to reports. The bill was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy and it requires stores and eateries to accept ...
  • First Data Helps Merchants Boost Card-On-File Sales

    March 19, 2019 First Data Launches Tool For Card-On-File SalesFirst Data, a commerce-enabling technology and solutions company, announced Tuesday (March 19)  the launch of Authorization Optimization, a digital commerce tool that optimizes card-on-file transactions to boost revenue for merchants. In ...
  • Sous-Vide Food Delivery For Man’s Best Friend

    March 19, 2019 Grocery Pup dog foodSome entrepreneurs find inspiration in their pets: Ruth Stedman Marriott helped start Grocery Pup with her husband when they got their dog. They wanted to get her a fresh food ...
  • DoorDash And Keeping Pace In The Delivery Race After Losing A Step

    March 19, 2019 DoorDashIn many ways, 2019 started out strong for DoorDash. The San Francisco food delivery startup brought in $400m in new funding as part of its ongoing quest to claim the ...
  • Thinking Differently On Digital Payments And Data

    March 19, 2019 Data breaches are a serious threat to the financial health of businesses and consumers. Is there a newer way to treat data that might also help prevent fraud? Meanwhile, it’s becoming ...
  • How QSRs Are Enhancing The Dining Experience With Digital Innovations

    March 19, 2019 How QSRs Are Enhancing The Dining ExperienceTo enhance diners’ experiences in quick-service restaurants (QSRs), managers are utilizing digital innovations, enabling everything from faster orders to more efficient kitchens. Overall, restaurant leaders have one goal: to make ...
  • Starbucks Upgrades Rewards Program; Opens Store No. 30,000

    March 19, 2019 Starbucks Upgrades Rewards ProgramAhead of plans to open hundreds of locations annually in China, Starbucks hit a retail milestone by opening its 30,000th location in the world in Shenzhen. The coffee chain opened ...
  • PayPal Powers Instagram Checkout

    March 19, 2019 PayPal Powers Instagram CheckoutInstagram has launched a checkout feature designed to help the social media platform become a more attractive place for consumers to buy retail products, and to capture more sales via what ...
  • Goop Inc Taps Into Booming Wellness Market

    March 19, 2019 Goop luxury productsWhile Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Inc. is most famous as a luxury goods platform, it has also reportedly grown into the center of the wellness industry. The Global Wellness Institute found that the ...
  • How Tech-Enabled Inventory Management Improves Cash Flow

    March 19, 2019 LionOBytes On Tech-Enabled Inventory ManagementInventory management can help cash flow, or prove to be a hindrance. After all, knowing the location of products – the physical goods that might travel far-flung distances, making the journey ...
  • Instagram Tests The Ability To Shop In-App

    March 19, 2019 Instagram, the photo and video sharing social media platform operator, is rolling out a trial of a new shopping program in which users can shop and check out within the ...
  • Data Dive, Big Launches Edition: Google, Sephora And PayPal

    March 18, 2019 Mid-March is more famous for spectacular endings than big beginnings – likely because one of the more high-profile political assassinations (and BFF break-ups) in history is forever associated with the ...
  • Study: Amazon Private-Label Products Aren’t Market Disruptors

    March 18, 2019 Study: Amazon Private-Label Products Not PopularA new study by Marketplace Pulse showed that Amazon-owned private-label brands aren’t as successful as many think, according to a report in Bloomberg. The New York-based eCommerce research firm found shoppers ...
  • OECD Report: Rise In Counterfeit Goods Harms Global Economy

    March 18, 2019 OECD: Counterfeit Goods Harm Global EconomyA new study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that trading in pirated and counterfeit goods has risen significantly, according to a report in the Financial ...
  • Visa Rolls Out Promotions As Sponsor Of Hudson Yards

    March 18, 2019 Visa Rolls Out Hudson Yards PromotionsAs the official payment technology partner for Hudson Yards, New York City’s newest neighborhood offering shopping and entertainment options, Visa is offering exclusive discounts and deals to its cardholders. In a press ...
  • Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery Day

    March 18, 2019 Amazon Lets Businesses Choose Delivery DayThe eCommerce giant Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Day for Business, a new delivery service that enables members to choose a recurring day of the week as their ...
  • Refill Startups Go Green With Sustainable Packaging

    March 18, 2019 sustainable cleaning productsWhen cleancult Co-Founder Ryan Lupberger looked at other brands of cleaning products, he noted that the same problems always appeared to arise even with better-for-the-world offerings. “They used really heavy ...
  • How Digital Verification Creates Seamless Experiences For Shoppers

    March 18, 2019 How Digital Verification Creates Seamless Experiences For ShoppersIn the digital age of subscription boxes and rideshares, consumers expect seamless experiences, whether they are ordering clothes for their wardrobes or hailing rides to their destinations. And the onboarding ...
  • Tackling Fraud With P2P Payments

    March 18, 2019 Companies are working to keep funds safe from bad actors as payments grow increasingly faster with person-to-person (P2P) solutions and real-time platforms. In addition, dollar bills, C-notes and the like ...
  • Jouer Hits Reset As It Starts Second Decade In Beauty

    March 18, 2019 Jouer Resets For Second Decade In BeautyThere is no shortage of up-and-coming cosmetics brands promising consumers a more personalized, customized experience. Jouer, a makeup brand that entered the scene 11 years ago, has seen many such ...
  • Major Retailers Boost Private-Label Sales

    March 18, 2019 RetailWith low prices and high-quality items through private labels, retailers like Target and Costco are increasing sales of their own items quicker than those of iconic American names. Sales of ...
  • PwC Probe Uncovers $7.4B Steinhoff Accounting Fraud

    March 18, 2019 According to Reuters, in what the publication described as the largest corporate scandal in South Africa, corporate auditing firm PwC has uncovered a $7.4 billion accounting fraud at South African retailer ...
  • Investors Predict Retail Slowdown In US

    March 18, 2019 Shopping Mall Sells For Less Than London Apt.Weaker-than-expected holiday spending has led to concerns that it’s the start of a retail slowdown, leading Wall Street to slash profit estimates. According to a report in The Financial Times, sixty-two U.S. retailers ...
  • Amazon Now Accepts FSA Or HSA Accounts For Medical Supplies

    March 15, 2019 AmazonIn a move that signifies Amazon’s continued foray into the healthcare field, the online giant will now accept flexible savings accounts or health savings accounts for the purchase of medical ...
  • Judge: Rent-A-Center Doesn’t Have To Complete Merger

    March 15, 2019 Rent-A-Center Doesn’t Have To Complete MergerA judge has ruled that Rent-A-Center will not have to complete a $1.37 billion merger by Vintage Capital Management, and that the furniture retailer acted properly when it canceled the ...
  • Amazon Tries Out Pop-Up Ads Over Rivals’ Products

    March 15, 2019 AmazonAmazon has been testing a new feature on its mobile app where it forces users to either click through or select a pop-up ad for a cheaper product, according to ...
  • Deliveroo Serves Up Fully Automated Dining In Singapore

    March 15, 2019 DeliverooFood delivery services opening up kitchens of their own is not exactly a shock to the system in 2019. Industry doomsayers have long been pointing out that restaurants handing over ...
  • Retail Pulse: AMC Theatres Premieres Mobile Ordering, Papa John’s Teams With DoorDash

    March 15, 2019 AMC TheatresCinema chains are driving customer convenience and building loyalty with the help of digital innovations to make for more seamless moviegoing experiences. News came this week, for instance, that AMC ...
  • Combating Money Laundering With Automation

    March 15, 2019 Combating Money Laundering With AutomationSolution providers are working to address proper compliance for financial institutions (FIs) and corporations across global markets. In addition, Kroger has become one of the most aggressive would-be innovators in ...
  • Fitness Apps That Prescribe Digital Workout Subscriptions

    March 15, 2019 Apps That Provide Digital Fitness PrescriptionsDigital subscriptions are charting a course to help provide runners with an alternative to working out alone, through the guidance of coaches offered on monthly or yearly plans. “We thought ...
  • Kroger Expands Marketing Relationship With Pinterest

    March 15, 2019 KrogerKroger and Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM) have announced a strategic integrated media and measurement relationship with Pinterest. The partnership will allow advertisers to use the supermarket giant’s first-party data for targeting ...
  • Two Lawmakers Float First Facial Recognition Privacy Bill

    March 15, 2019 With facial recognition growing in popularity and uses showing up everywhere from the airport to retailers, two U.S. senators introduced legislation that would prevent businesses from collecting and using facial ...
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