A Closer Look At Apple Pay

Since Apple announced its new mobile wallet Apple Pay on September 9, it’s been the subject of thousands of media headlines. But mobile wallets aren’t breaking news, and companies with plenty of tech credibility, including Google, haven’t successfully integrated mobile wallets into most consumers’ daily payment experience. Here’s a closer look at what’s behind Apple …Continue Reading »

5 Retail Technology Trends to Watch For in 2014

By Matthew Hudson

Technological advancements are needed to keep up with consumer expectations in the retail industry. RSR Research reports that 38 percent of retailers believe sales will erode unless they stay on top of technological trends and provide exactly what the consumer is looking for. Here are some upcoming technology trends for 2014, such as …Continue Reading »

US Retail Holiday Sales up 2.3%

Guest Post from Bloomberg.com

U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009.

Sales at brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday rose to $12.3 billion, according to a report yesterday from ShopperTrak. The Chicago-based researcher reiterated its prediction that …Continue Reading »

Brick and Mortar Retail Still the Most Popular

A.T. Kearney: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Still Key

Consumers in the U.S. and U.K. value the retail store experience on multiple levels, and continue to make the vast majority of their purchases in stores, according to a new study from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

The study, “Recasting the Retail Store in Today’s Omnichannel World,” surveyed consumers …Continue Reading »

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