Content about Ethics

June 24, 2014

One-in-four global consumers has been victimized by card fraud in the past five years.

June 13, 2014

Global consumers want the benefits of digital technology but don’t want to trade any of their privacy to obtain it. According to the EMC Privacy Index, a survey of 15,000 consumers in 15 countries by EMC, 91% of consumers value the benefit of "easier access to information and knowledge" that digital technology affords.

June 12, 2014

In mid- May, over 30,000 professionals from the shopping center industry gathered in Las Vegas for the ICSC’s annual RECon event.

June 2, 2014

The vast majority (80%) of consumers aged 20-40 in the U.S. and U.K. believe total privacy in the digital world is a thing of the past, but nearly half (49%) said they would not object to having their buying behavior tracked if it would result in relevant offers from brands and suppliers.

May 29, 2014

Sixty-two percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet.

May 19, 2014

CVS Caremark has introduced a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy called “Prescription for a Better World” as part of its 2013 CSR report.

May 16, 2014

Many Americans are unsure of the level of privacy afforded by social media communications.

April 21, 2014

A number of recent class actions highlight three California privacy laws that were rarely litigated a decade ago.

March 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights is reportedly investigating privacy practices at the new Well Experience stores run by Walgreens.

March 11, 2014

While the mobile channel continues to grow in importance for retailers, do does their fear of fraudulent attacks and the realization that combating the risk requires specialized tools.

March 4, 2014

From mat management to the use of proper cleaning products, prevention is, of course, key to slip and fall management in retail stores. But there are two additional key areas that should be addressed — management communication and accountability. Indeed, sharing information and holding department managers accountable for results can reap numerous benefits for a company.

February 18, 2014

The Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, DC-based think tank seeking to advance responsible data use and consumer privacy, and The Wireless Registry Inc., the first global registry of wireless names and identifiers, announced the launch of a new platform that will allow consumers to easily and quickly opt-out of mobile location analytics at thousands of locations in the U.S.

February 6, 2014

Responding to the announcement by CVS Caremark that its plans to stop selling tobacco products in its stores, Walgreens stated that the category has been under review at its stores, too.

January 14, 2014

Target Corp. will invest $5 million in a multi-year campaign to educate consumers about cybersecurity and the dangers of phishing scams.

January 10, 2014

A majority of consumers find point-of-sale (POS) prompts, such as discount alerts on their mobile devices an invasion of their privacy.

January 8, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited fashion retail chain Forever 21 for exposing employees to safety hazards at its stores in Paramus, N.J., and Manhattan.

January 7, 2014

Increased immersion in technology — and increased questions about its effect on people’s lives and privacy. A rise in consumer expectations for speed. A shift to a visual vocabulary and the rise of telepathic technology. These, according to one trend forecast, will be among the main drivers of consumer behavior in 2014.

December 23, 2013

In the wake of Target’s massive data breach first revealed on Thursday, three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the retailer, seeking more than $5 million in damages.

December 4, 2013

The Inland Real Estate Group of Cos. has been named the recipient of the 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau.

October 25, 2013

Consumers have somewhat contradictory desires for greater data privacy and for businesses to have detailed insight into their personal needs, and also have seen improvement in how businesses use personal data.

August 7, 2013

As more foreign capital streams into the U.S., global investors appear poised to ratchet up risk levels, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s’ most recent Global Capital Flows report.

June 11, 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Dollar General Corp. over its use of criminal background checks to screen out job applicants or fire employees, according to the Associated Press and other media reports.

May 31, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Company is extending its indoor no-smoking policy to the outdoors. The company will prohibit anyone up to 25 feet from a Starbucks store from smoking, effective June 1, where permitted by its leases.

May 22, 2013

General economic conditions and federal, state and/or local regulations rank as the top two risks facing the retail industry, according to a new report by BDO USA.

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