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Lobbying heavyweights prepare for war over debit card swipe fees
Lobbying heavyweights prepare for war over debit card swipe fees
Groups representing the retail and banking industries are ramping up their lobbying efforts to do battle over limitations on debit card swipe fees contained in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
Inside 3 retail innovation labs
Inside 3 retail innovation labs
Retailers are betting that a sprinkle of Silicon Valley fairy dust will work some tech magic on its businesses. Stores ranging from Kohl's and Sears to Sephora are investing in so called "retail innovation labs," several of which have sprouted in the n...
What Sephora can teach other retailers about mobile 'glue'
What Sephora can teach other retailers about mobile 'glue'
One of the driving forces behind Sephora’s success has been a strategic dedication to embedding the mobile experience into every step of the customer journey — before the shopping trip, in-store and after.
Why consumer generated content could be a boon for brands
Why consumer generated content could be a boon for brands
Thanks to the rise of smartphones, everyone is a photographer these days. That could be a major help to some retailers. In the U.S. alone, there are some 190.5 million smartphone users of all ages—73.4 percent of internet users and 59.3 percent ...