All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Retail’

Google Reportedly Killing Zavers Coupon Service

Google is reportedly killing off its Zavers by Google offering, which was described as a “smart, simple real-time digital coupon solution for retailers and manufacturers.” Google announced the service in early 2013 as a way for retailers to extend their existing incentive programs. “Unlike traditional media, Zavers’ real-time data gives manufacturers new ways to measure coupon redemptions and analyze consumer …

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel Steps Down

Target announced on Monday that Gregg Steinhafel is stepping down from the board, and from his positions as chairman, president, and CEO of the company. This follows a massive data breach, which occurred during the holiday season, which saw the compromise of 40 million credit and debit cards, and the theft of information from a reported 70 million people. Stenhafel …

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Macy’s Theft Case Against Woman Dropped Due To False Arrest

On Wednesday, charges were dropped against a Pakistani woman who was accused of stealing jewelry at the Macy’s flagship store in New York City. The incident happened last fall. Joweria Khalid was charged with misdemeanor theft after a security guard at Macy’s reported that she stole $193 worth of jewelry. After the incident, Khalid was detained for a couple of …

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Square Launches Pickup, Offline Mode, Inventory Tracking

Square announced the launch of several new offerings aimed at helping sellers drive more customers to their businesses and simplifying operations: Square Pickup, Offline Mode, and Inventory Tracking. Square Pickup is a new Square Market feature, which integrates with Square Register, and lets sellers fulfill orders customers place either in-person or online. It’s available to all sellers at 8% processing …

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Amazon Unveils ‘Prime Pantry,’ A New Grocery Service For Prime Members

In December, we heard that Amazon was working on a new offering called “Pantry,” which would offer Amazon Prime members about 2,000 grocery products (at first). Now, the company has revealed the offering under the specific brand name “Amazon Prime Pantry,” and it is indeed a new way to order groceries from the online retail giant. Here’s Amazon’s official description: …

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Google Reportedly Testing ‘In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting’

Google is testing a pilot program to help retailers better figure out if their online ads are driving in-store sales, reports The Wall Street Journal, which says the company currently has six advertisers on board, and is using data from Acxiom, DataLogix, LiveRamp, and Epsilon. The program is reportedly an AdWords feature called In-Store Attribution Transaction Reporting. The data companies …

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Groupon Adds In-Store Coupons To ‘Freebies’ Category

Groupon is now providing in-store coupons in its Freebies offering, giving retailers another way to drive traffic to their stores. The company says it’s “providing national retailers with a programmatic way to reach millions of potential customers with targeted promotions that drive traffic into their business.” “With the addition of in-store coupons, national retailers can now use Groupon’s Freebies category …

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Report Finds Consumers Making Purchases More Quickly

Parago has a new report out indicating that consumers are shopping across channels more quickly than ever before, thanks to brick-and-mortar, online, mobile and social channels enabling them to quickly find good deals which can be be taken advantage of in little time. The average time to purchase across retail categories is less than four days, even for big-ticket items …

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Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals

Square is reportedly looking to offer more merchants custom rates. According to TechCrunch, the company is “aggressively working to do more custom pricing for merchants, especially chains and big names” as a move to get bigger brands using its services. Last week, Square announced its first major partnership since the big Starbucks deal a year and a half ago, with …

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Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods

About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects the integration of Square Register and Square Stand (and in some stores, Square Wallet) to make the checkout process faster …

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Penney Store Closings And Job Cuts To Save Company $65 Million

This past Wednesday, J.C. Penney announced it would be closing down 33 stores throughout the nation and cutting 2,000 jobs. The changes are part of an effort to save nearly $65 million each year. J.C. Penney Ceo, Myron Ullman III, stated recently, “As we continue to progress toward long-term profitable growth, it is necessary to re-examine the financial performance of …

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Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail, Thinks Everybody Will Have Windows Devices

What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card payments at any time and anywhere. Now Microsoft wants a piece of the pie. In a new video from Microsoft, …

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