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Uninformative Product Content Threatens E-Commerce

Uninformative Product Content Threatens E-Commerce

Almost all consumers are willing to abandon an e-commerce site or give up a purchase altogether if a site’s product…

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Most Shoppers Accept Security Breaches as Part of Shopping Process

Most Shoppers Accept Security Breaches as Part of Shopping Process

And while they are taking precautions to be safe, shoppers still place the responsibility for data breaches and their safety…

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Nearly Half of Retailers Still Not EMV-Compliant

Nearly Half of Retailers Still Not EMV-Compliant

In fact, 43 percent of retailers that have experienced data breaches in the past five years have not even updated…

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New Features


Report: City Populations May Outpace Food Supply

Report: City Populations May Outpace Food Supply Global food production will have to increase up to 60 percent by 2050 to meet the needs of the world’s…
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Maverik, Chevron, ampm Join Hispanic Retail 360 Speaker Lineup

Maverik, Chevron, ampm Join Hispanic Retail 360 Speaker Lineup Three leading western U.S. convenience store chains will discuss the impact of multicultural consumers on the c-store retail channel at…
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Industry News
Walmart Looking to Mentor Startups Walmart Looking to Mentor Startups

Mass-merchandiser Walmart is hosting an open call, inviting startups to its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., to pitch ideas on how to help solve technology problems and create more compelling shopping experiences, Forbes reported.


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Industry News
Walmart Dropping Entry-Level Store Brand Walmart Dropping Entry-Level Store Brand

Walmart is phasing out Price First, a value-tier store brand featuring no-frills products in plain blue packaging, Money reported.


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Government
PETA Suit Against Whole Foods Thrown Out PETA Suit Against Whole Foods Thrown Out

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) against Whole Foods, alleging misrepresentation about how humanely its meat had been raised, Fortune reported.


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Industry News
Dannon Commits to Improved Sustainability, Transparency Dannon Commits to Improved Sustainability, Transparency

Dannon announced a pledge to its farmers, retail customers and consumers to further improve sustainable agriculture practices for its milk supply, increase transparency for its portfolio of products, and evolve to more natural and fewer ingredients in its flagship brands. 


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Industry News
image Do Full-Time Hires Save Money in the End?

Having full-time workers behind the register results in improved customer service, reduced turnover and a workforce that is more engaged, which will lead to higher sales and profits, according to executives of convenience store chain Sheetz, who were quoted in The Wall Street Journal.


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Consumer Insights
Smartphones Most-Used Media Platform by Adults Smartphones Most-Used Media Platform by Adults

Smartphones across all adult demographic groups are the most-used platform in terms of days per week among users of each medium, according to the fourth-quarter 2015 Comparable Metrics Report from market researcher Nielsen. 
 


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Industry News
Food City Starting Click-and-Collect Food City Starting Click-and-Collect

Food City, a grocery chain based in Virginia, will introduce click-and-collect service at stores across the Southeast.


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