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Target becomes contender in omnichannel with purchase of Shipt

Store Front Talk Back - Fri, 2017-12-15 10:00
Leveraging its network of stores and Shipt's technology platform, Target is now in the running against big same-day delivery services such as Amazon Prime Now and Walmart's Jet.com.

Retail Roundup—7-Eleven tests delivery, in-store pickup; Walmart app pays employees early

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-14 16:12
7-Eleven is testing home delivery and in-store pickup through its mobile app, Walmart is offering a way for workers to get paid early, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Warehouse employment up 90%

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-14 12:45
Warehouse employment has risen 90% since 2000, compared with a 12% increase in average employment over the same period, due in large part to e-commerce.

5 key fraud-prevention tips for online retailers

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-14 12:31
Online businesses face a higher risk from online fraud—to the tune of $30 billion to $60 billion—because unlike traditional brick-and-mortar, they're responsible for paying the associated costs, including reimbursements and chargeback fees to the credit card companies. Michael Manapat, engineering manager at Stripe, offers five key tips for guarding against fraud this holiday season.

Retail Roundup—Sears gets another extension; Zara to sell off 16 stores

Store Front Talk Back - Thu, 2017-12-14 11:01
Sears is getting another extension on its loan, Zara will sell off 16 store locations in Europe, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Aldi tops supermarkets for value, checkout

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-12-13 12:25
In a recent study from the Retail Feedback Group, the supermarket with the highest customer perception was Aldi, receiving strong marks for both value and checkout experience.

Retail Roundup—Express launches pop-up; Kroger, Chase introduce mobile payments

Store Front Talk Back - Wed, 2017-12-13 10:51
Express launches a pop-up in Ohio, Kroger introduces mobile payments with Chase, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Newegg reports 10% jump in early holiday shopping

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-12-12 14:38
November proved to be a very strong start to the 2017 holiday shopping season for Newegg. The online computer parts and consumer electronics company reported that "Black November" was up 10% over the same month in 2016.

Marla Aaron sells luxury jewelry out of a vending machine

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-12-12 12:18
New York-based designer Marla Aaron is hoping to showcase her brand in a unique way: installing a vending machine to sell her goods in the Brooklyn Museum.

The Vitamin Shoppe unveils subscription at POS

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-12-12 11:47
The Vitamin Shoppe has teamed up with OrderGroove to launch a subscription renewal program for its customers at POS.

Retail Roundup—The Limited brand returns; DHL opens logistics in India

Store Front Talk Back - Tue, 2017-12-12 11:13
The Limited returns as a plus-size brand in Belk, DHL has opened logistics in India, plus more-need-to-know news from the world of retail.

Is technology ready for shopping the Olympics?

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-12-11 13:29
Visa is unveiling new shopping technology in time for the Olympic Games that will allow consumers to dress like their favorite U.S. athlete. But are consumers and retailers ready to offer this experience?

Retail jobs up by 13K in November

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-12-11 12:53
Retail employment increased by 12,900 jobs in November, one of the strongest gains of 2017.

Retail Roundup—Walmart pushes BOPIS; Private label overtakes apparel brands

Store Front Talk Back - Mon, 2017-12-11 11:42
Walmart makes a final holiday push for BOPIS, private label apparel overtakes the brand names, plus more need-to-know news from the world of retail.