January 26, 2015

GameStop is running its annual “Re-Fun Your Refund” program.

January 14, 2015

In 2015, consumers will inevitably begin to integrate wearable connective technology more into their daily lives. For example, Luxottica Group S.pA. is launching a multiyear R&D collaboration with Intel Corp. to create eyewear infused with smart technology. The ultimate goal is to deliver smart, fashion-forward products that are meaningful and desirable to consumers.

January 14, 2015

PayPal will release a new PayPal Here credit card reader that will include payment support for Microsoft Surface and other Windows devices.

January 14, 2015

Two technology trends stood out above all others at this week’s NRF annual “Big Show” convention in New York. First, retailers are becoming aware that omnichannel inventory transparency is the back-end platform supporting the front-end seamless customer experience they have been building the past few years.

January 9, 2015

Kurt Salmon, Tyco Retail Solutions, and Mobispoke are partnering to enable retailers to provide a more cutting-edge store experience that includes interactive mannequins, fixtures and fitting rooms, as well as connected employees.

January 9, 2015

Shopatron is partnering with Mozu and Brand Labs in an effort to give retailers increased website scalability through SaaS technology, quick site ramp-up and deployment, and a lower cost of ownership.

December 22, 2014

Belk Inc. has renewed an agreement with EBay Enterprise to provide multi-site customer support to scale with Belk’s continual growth. 

December 22, 2014

Epicor Software Corp. is launching a strategic partnership with integrated payment solutions provider AJB Software Design, Inc. to simplify and secure electronic payment acceptance at the point-of-purchase, enabling retailers to accommodate new and emerging methods of payment and comply with security best practices such as the forthcoming Europay, MasterCard and Visa (“EMV”) initiative. 

December 17, 2014

Baidu, China’s leading search engine, is investing an unspecified amount of money in U.S. online transportation service Uber.

December 12, 2014

Hooters of America is partnering with Forum Analytics for a customized real estate planning and market-optimization solution.

December 8, 2014

Simon will partner with Cassco Development Co. to develop the first phase of retail on the Edwards Ranch in Fort Worth into an approximately 500,000-sq.-ft. shopping destination.

December 3, 2014

Google Glass has some competition on its hands.

December 3, 2014

Target announced it is partnering with Google on an interactive mobile game experience that has a big in-store component.

November 25, 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe is in a growth mode. The company, which was acquired in 2011 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, is entering new markets and opening locations across the country, from New York City to Las Vegas. It will end the year with 185 cafes (114 company-owned and 71 franchised). The company plans to more than double its U.S. footprint by 2017 through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.

November 25, 2014

For children on a long journey, the typical refrain is, “Are we there yet?” However, for retail IT practitioners and executives, the challenge is not in waiting to get “there,” but figuring out what “there” even is. The question for the IT journey on which retailers are now traveling can be more appropriately phrased as, “Where are we going?”

November 19, 2014

Best Buy Co. Inc. is partnering with shopping app provider Ibotta Inc. to drive Black Friday sales at Best Buy stores and on its website.

 

November 19, 2014

Microsoft and Retail Realm are partnering to launch the Microsoft Dynamics Retail Essentials with Retail Realm product, which represents Microsoft's first major push into the SMB marketplace with a new solution. 

 

November 17, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is partnering with Holoma Inc. to provide a service that is a Walmart exclusive through the holiday season. Consumers can use the online service to create interactive photo cards and gifts that play a related video.

November 11, 2014

Samsung Electronics and SAP SE are partnering to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries, including an integrated payments solution.

November 6, 2014

ShopRunner announced a new partnership with Alipay which will pave the way for Chinese online shoppers to buy directly from U.S. retailers’ ecommerce sites.

November 4, 2014

 The Opus Group announced the completion of four projects for St. Paul, Minnesota-based retailer Gander Mountain.

November 3, 2014

This season, Saks Fifth Avenue's six animated windows will be transformed into scenes from classic fairy tales rendered in an Art Deco style, with iconic New York locations providing the backdrop.

November 3, 2014

Martha J. Miller is retiring from the board of directors of Sally Beauty Holdings Inc., effective Nov. 3, 2014. 

November 3, 2014

A partnership between Pacific Retail Capital Partners, Silverpeak Real Estate Partners and the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs announced that it has acquired the 1.3 million-square-foot South Towne Center Mall and Marketplace in Sandy, Utah.