November 26, 2014

Data migrations and system upgrades usually require at least some downtime. In fact, 81% of companies schedule migrations overnight or on weekends when fewer people are working, and fewer customers can potentially be disrupted by downtime. Particularly in this era of 24/7 online ecommerce, some degree of business risk always accompanies downtime.

 

November 10, 2014

The Association for Retail Technology Standards, a division of the National Retail Federation, on Monday announced the approval of the ARTS Operational Data Model version 7.0, and the ARTS Data Warehouse Model 3.0.

November 5, 2014

Babies ‘R Us is offering a "Baby's First Christmas" Twitter Party as part of a broader omnichannel holiday promotional program.

November 5, 2014

 

November 5, 2014

 

By Paul Rauker

 

October 29, 2014

The role of “marketer” is not as simple as it used to be. Outbound and inbound methods are constantly evolving as traditional marketing efforts become more complex, and newer digital tactics are implemented and maintained at breathtaking speeds.

October 24, 2014

Wow. What a month in the world of mobile payments.

October 17, 2014

Today’s convenience stores face growing pressure to evolve amid the ramped-up expectations of global consumers. 

September 22, 2014

Chain Store Age will host a webcast on how retailers can enhance their business intelligence reporting and take it to practical — and actionable — insights.

August 28, 2014

Bitcoin digital currency platform provider BitPay has become a Demandware Link Technology Partner.

August 12, 2014

The Wet Seal Inc. is launching its new Wet Seal + Plus banner with 30 new stores opening Aug. 16.

July 25, 2014

Bebe Stores Inc. plans to roll out the digital experience management platform from Qubit.

July 21, 2014

Natalie Berg, global research director at Planet Retail, commented:

July 11, 2014

Coupon website RetailMeNot plans to make deals more personalized for users

July 9, 2014

Women’s apparel retailer Bebe has selected digital experience management platform provider Qubit to provide a wide reaching and bespoke A/B testing, website optimization and personalization program designed to increase conversion rates.

June 27, 2014

Almost three-quarters (72%) of consumers only want to socially interact with a brand when they first comment on social media channels.

June 24, 2014

Canadian supermarket chain Sobey’s Inc. has signed a cross-Canada, long-term agreement with loyalty and marketing solutions provider Alliance Data Systems Corp.

May 29, 2014

Nxt-ID Inc., a biometric authentication company focused on the m-commerce market, is releasing its next generation smart wallet, Wocket.

May 21, 2014

The China-based business of U.K. fashion retailer New Look has selected a POS system enabled with DigitalPersona fingerprint technology.

April 2, 2014

Nxt-ID Inc. intends to launch a smart wallet called Wocket.

March 28, 2014

EBay, Google and Walmart have endorsed a new GS1 U.S. guide that resolves incorrect and duplicate product information online.

March 3, 2014

Men's Wearhouse Inc. and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. may be inching closer to a deal. Men’s Wearhouse announced that it had reached a nondisclosure agreement with its rival, setting up talks that could lead to a merger of the two retailers.

February 5, 2014

John Mulligan, executive VP and CFO of Target, said the retailer is deeply sorry for its late 2013 data security breach and is aware that consumer confidence in the company is shaken; his comments came during Feb. 4 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.