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May 2017


Carter’s Takes the Next Step in Payment Security

The retailer is arming its call centers with a cutting-edge security solution to keep valuable payment data out of the hands of cyber thieves. Learn the details.

Who Will Be Crowned CIO of the Year?

RIS’ annual CIO of the Year Awards is less than a month away. See which industry leaders are up for one of these prestigious awards.

Samsung Launches Next-Gen IoT-enabled Pop-Up Store for Retailers

The Connected Pop-Up store powered by Samsung is a turn-key model combined with next-generation technologies from an Internet of Things dashboard to virtual reality. Uncover the tech these pop-ups offer.

Starbucks’ POS Hiccup Forces Store Closures

A routine POS upgrade went array, preventing Starbucks from accepting credit card payment and causing stores to close their doors. Learn the details of the retailer’s POS miscue.

Aptos Launches Aptos Labs

Aptos Announces the Launch of Aptos Labs, Commits Multimillion- Dollar Investment to Help Solve Retail’s Toughest Challenges Dedicated Team Focused on Innovation Will Empower Retailers to Create Enterprises Built for Rapid Change

Manhattan Associates Debuts Manhattan Active Solutions

The offering gives customers faster access to Manhattan’s latest innovations through an integrated suite of platform-based products that span the commercial continuum.

Sutherland Global Services Offering Chat Bots

Too often, customers are treated as different people when shopping either online or offline, leading to a fragmented customer experience and loss in wallet share. To help retailers provide their customers an integrated off‐ and online shopping experience, Sutherland Global Services  is offering  intelligent retail solutions – including artificial intelligence (AI) chat bots, customer experience optimization, big data, predictive analytics, and automation – providing customers an integrated shopping experience, building customer loyalty and growing revenue.

Coach to Buy Rival Luxury Retailer Kate Spade

Kate Spade is expected to benefit from Coach's supply chain network in this $2.4 Billion Deal.

The Paper Store Enhances Omnichannel Retail Operations

The Paper Store, a specialty gift store chain in the Northeast, has made a change to enhance its omnichannel retail operations. Find out how it will unify product, customer and transaction data, and offer customers “Endless Aisle” and “Buy Anywhere, Ship Anywhere" solutions.

Bon-Ton Stores Appoints New CIO

The Bon-Ton Stores' new CIO brings more than 35 years of experience to the table. Find out which Nine West exec made the move.

Steinhafels Furniture Implements Solution to Support Strategic Planning

Steinhafels Furniture has implemented ANT USA's Buyer’s Toolbox Enterprise, their Merchandise Planning and Open-to-Buy solution, to support the company’s strategic planning process. Since 1934, Steinhafels Furniture has been a family-owned business providing quality home furnishings, mattresses, and décor. It is Wisconsin’s No. 1 Furniture and Mattress retailer, with locations throughout the southeastern part of the state.

April 2017


JDA and dunnhumby Partnership Advances Category Management

To address the increasingly customer-centric environment, JDA Software Group, Inc. is partnering with dunnhumby, a consumer science company, to combine deep customer insights with actionable merchandising strategies and decisions.  This partnership combines consumer insights via dunnhumby with JDA’s space and category execution solutions to deliver a one-stop insight and execution capability.

PwC Survey Says Retail CEOs Making Digital Transformation Top Priority

Fourth annual survey reveals that digital transformation has firmly taken hold in retail with nearly half of retail executives surveyed having a defined digital strategy in place.

Radial and Klarna Partner On Financing Option at Checkout

Klarna, one of Europe’s payments providers, and Radial, an omnichannel commerce technology and operations company, announced a new partnership to further expand Radial’s payment options.

Honeywell Launches New Products

Honeywell highlights new technology and discusses Internet of Things strategy during an online launch event.

New Partnership Empowers Store Associates with Customer Insights from Online Activity

Tulip Retail, an Apple backed, mobile application platform built exclusively for retail stores and sales associates, and SmarterHQ, a multi-channel behavioral marketing platform, have announced a partnership to bring unique customer insights to the in-store experience.

Reflektion Launches the Reflektion Partner Data Network

Data-driven innovations maximize customer data and drive increased insights and engagement.
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