Tag: mobile POS


A Lifetime of Learning

A Lifetime of Learning

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chad McIntosh is the vice president of loss prevention and risk management for Bloomingdale’s. He has more than forty years of loss prevention experience with companies that include Macy’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, and The Home Depot. Throughout his career, McIntosh has been highly active in the loss prevention   Read More


RFID White Paper (Nedap)

RFID White Paper (Nedap)

Today’s shoppers expect the entire shopping experience to be fun. They want to be inspired, find what they want and the size they need, and get help when they need it. And they do not want to wait for anything. A typical retail challenge is the payment step, which can   Read More


20 Years On: The Dramatic Metamorphosis of Point-of-Sale Systems

20 Years On: The Dramatic Metamorphosis of Point-of-Sale Systems

Emerging point-of-sale systems technology, including self-checkout, was on full display at the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) conference in January. Among the companies showcasing advances was NCR Corporation, which was also celebrating 20 years since the installation of its first self-checkout solution.

At the show, NCR introduced its new vision-based scanners—replacing   Read More


The Danger of Forced Innovation in Retail

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when innovation is forced on a retailer, it can be a toxic time burglar. In this article, I will review two types of forced innovation: “keeping up with the Joneses” and “can it be done?”

Do Customers Really   Read More


Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

Mobile POS: The Brave New World of Retail

In the beginning, there was the cellular phone. Then arose a new kind of phone, from whence sprang generation upon furious generation of increasingly intelligent smartphones. Today, we are beset by a menagerie of portable devices, their displays ranging in length from thumb to forearm, but, crucially, each embedded with   Read More


The Evolution of the Retail Loss Prevention Professional

The Evolution of the Retail Loss Prevention Professional

What is the role of retail loss prevention? What may seem to be a simple question has grown increasingly more complicated as various functions, philosophies, tasks, and responsibilities are debated by the LP community, those who we serve, those who support us in meeting our goals, and those outside the   Read More