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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.

January 29, 2014

Facilities service management company ServiceChannel is partnering with cloud-based business intelligence platform GoodData.

January 21, 2014

PassBee Media is rolling out a new iBeacon location-based marketing solution.

January 20, 2014

Retailers are most likely to use data for planning, but a majority of retailers do not have a long-term enterprise business intelligence (BI) strategy in place that meets their needs.

November 15, 2013

Retailers increasingly see e-commerce as a cross-channel or omni-channel functions, rather than as a standalone process.

October 14, 2013

SAP demonstrated a concept consumer app called “Snap” at its recent Retail Forum in Dallas. Snap provides customers with interactive 3-D assembly instructions for a vast array of products. The instructions are pulled from manufacturer CAD files and delivered via cloud after the customer scans a product barcode or QR code, with options such as zoom and audio. Snap even lets shoppers register products for warranties and automatically request replacement parts.

August 22, 2013

Landmark® rooftop units are field customizable with more than 100 different options, and are designed with over 30 features to reduce installation and service time.

August 13, 2013

Sterne Agee chief economist Lindsey M. Piegza comments on July retail sales gain of 0.2%:

June 10, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores held its annual shareholders meeting on Friday morning and the most noteworthy development at the event — aside from a $15 billion share repurchase authorization — was a surprise appearance and glowing comments by Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise.

April 15, 2013

By Paul Jeruchimowitz, Accenture

January 2, 2013

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate proposed rules filed Wednesday in the Federal Register.

December 10, 2012

By Derek Bonney, Manifest Digital

November 27, 2012

The grocery industry, for the most part, lags in using online shopper insights for shopper and competitive advantage, according to a study developed in partnership with BeaconUnited, a national grocery broker, and ArchPoint Consulting, and powered by business intelligence firm Black Pearl Intelligence.

October 12, 2012

More and more retailers are using digital technology to enhance the physical store experience and engage customers.

October 8, 2012

Hennes & Mauritz AB has cut a deal to open in Manhattan’s Times Square, the New York Post reported.

July 9, 2012

By Renato Scaff and Mark Allen, Accenture

April 5, 2012

First, who said technology coverage has little to do with retail real estate commentary?

March 1, 2012

By Laura Marriott, NeoMedia Technologies

February 2, 2012

For Valentine’s Day, mall owner General Growth Properties has challenged shoppers to power up their mobile devices to “search for the love” at a GGP mall.

January 20, 2012

Consumers are looking for a more personalized shopping experience, and are willing to share select details about themselves with their favorite retailers to help educate brands on exactly how, when and where to approach them, according to the third annual consumer survey by IBM.

December 13, 2011

Cross-channel shopping is the new norm: Fifty-four percent of consumers regularly employ two or more channels before they make a purchase, according to a new study by Oracle.

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