Tag: mobile payments


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as   Read More


Amazon Continues to Reshape the Retail Industry

Amazon Continues to Reshape the Retail Industry

The idea of shopping online for groceries is not new. Retail technology companies have tried over and over to fix what people hate most about grocery shopping – long lines, slow moving cashiers, and now, the long wait for chip credit cards to process. As history has seen, however, the   Read More


Loss Prevention in the New Millennium

Loss Prevention magazine launched its first issue in the fall of 2001. I had the good fortune to contribute to that edition and author the Industry News column continuously until retiring in 2015. Given this is the 15th anniversary of the magazine, we thought that the readership would enjoy a   Read More


Mobile Payment Systems and Connected Consumers

Mobile Payment Systems and Connected Consumers

Much has been written over the past several years about the new connected consumer. Pressure on retailers may never be greater to deliver on demands to provide better service, more educated sales associates, and merchandise available anytime, anywhere.

The way customers choose to shop is evolving as well. Show-rooming is transitioning   Read More


Spring Trends and Rapid Change in the Retail Industry

Spring Trends and Rapid Change in the Retail Industry

The holiday season is over and the weather is starting to warm up. Retailers are replenishing their stores with fresh spring merchandise. Zacks Equity Research recently discussed the retail industry and rapidly changing trends for the future.

Spring means fresh merchandise in addition to Easter items. Home and garden retailers are   Read More


Target Likely to Join Mobile Payments Market

Target Likely to Join Mobile Payments Market

Target may become the next entrant in the mobile wallet market, facing competition from the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung, and more recently, Walmart. In December, sources close to Target disclosed that the retailer’s new payment system is likely in the early stages of development. No launch date has been   Read More