June 12, 2015

Apple has opened its sixth store in Manhattan, on the Upper East Side in a Beaux Arts building that was originally the home of the U.S. Mortgage & Trust bank in the 1920s.

May 18, 2015

The U.S. dollar has risen by more than 20% against the other major currencies over the last year, buoyed by a respectable if not torrid economic recovery and sinking oil prices, among other factors. That could be a breath of fresh air for U.S. shoppers with a taste for imported goods. For global mega-brands like PVH, Microsoft and Coach, however, the implications are closer to a gathering storm.

May 12, 2015

Apple Inc. is reportedly holding discussions with Alibaba Holding Group Inc. and several Chinese banks to launch Apple Pay mobile payment in China.

March 16, 2015

Move over mom, baseball and apple pie. The new three things everyone loves are iPhone, Apple and retail.

March 9, 2015

Apple on Monday announced that the Apple Watch will be available starting April 24, to customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan.

March 9, 2015

Despite a large amount of hype, most consumers interested in wearable technology are not currently planning to but an Apple Watch when it becomes available.

February 21, 2015

The White House recently hosted a daylong Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University. Speakers ranged from President Barack Obama to Apple CEO Tim Cook to Walgreens president Alex Gourlay). Here are a few takeaways.

February 17, 2015

Jonathan Ive, senior VP of design at Apple, is working on a redesign of Apple stores to make them feel more like a “natural” environment for the forthcoming Apple Watch, according to an article in The New Yorker.

February 17, 2015

Jonathan Ive, senior VP of design at Apple, is working on a redesign of Apple stores to make them feel more like a “natural” environment for the forthcoming Apple Watch, according to an article in The New Yorker.

February 13, 2015

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, gave a robust defense of consumer privacy in remarks during the Feb. 13 White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection.

December 29, 2014

 When it came to fulfilling holiday deliveries, Apple, Dell, Nordstrom and Zappos stood out among other major competitors.

November 4, 2014

Apple Pay is off to a fast start—but will it last? Will any of these mobile wallet systems gain traction, or will they remain a novelty for a small subset of consumers?

November 3, 2014

CurrentC, the mobile payment service under development from a retailer consortium known as Merchant Customer Exchange, or MCX, has been getting a lot of attention in the past week.

October 17, 2014

Apple announced that its mobile payments solution, Apple Pay, will be launched in the United States on Monday, Oct. 20.

October 14, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9th iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

October 12, 2014

For the second year in a row, Apple ranks as the most valuable brand in the world, followed by Google, on Interbrand’s 15th annual Best Global Brands Report.

September 29, 2014

By now it’s old news that Apple plans to disrupt retail payment with its Apple Pay platform. However, lost in the hoopla surrounding Apple Pay was an interesting announcement that Apple is also working on a new interactive, piracy-proof digital music service that it hopes will bring consumers back to purchasing whole albums, as well as individual songs.

September 26, 2014

By Howard W. Herndon

September 24, 2014

Ron Johnson is reportedly stepping back into the public arena. The former J.C. Penney chief (and, before that, Apple retail head) is about to launch a “high-end, on-demand delivery service” for electronic devices, according to The Information.

September 24, 2014

L.L. Bean provided the best overall customer service in August 2014.

September 23, 2014

Behind the glitz and window dressing “wow” factor of Apple’s Sept. 9 iPhone 6/6 Plus and Apple Watch announcements, the meaty Apple Pay announcement was really the star of the show.

September 10, 2014

With the news of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch debuting with mobile wallet capabilities in the marketplace, Apple’s announcement has given the (mobile) payments industry a boost, no doubt about it. But in what direction, and what are the implications for retailers?

September 9, 2014

Taking aim at other digital payment platforms such as PayPal, Apple on Tuesday released a mobile payment platform called Apple Pay that will let consumers pay for purchases using their iPhones — or the new Apple Watch.

September 9, 2014

Whole Foods Market announced its participation with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments platform from Apple.