Tag: Retail

Federal, Policy

The Federal Government Is Ramping Up Anti-Retail Theft Efforts

June 2, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The federal government is augmenting its efforts to counter organized retail crime, which leads to almost $70 billion in losses per year. Organized retail crime is the large-scale theft targeting retailers with the goal to resell the items for profit […]

Federal, Policy

U.S. retail sales surge in May but remain well below normal levels

June 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

American consumers began returning to the national pastime in May—going shopping and spending much more money than economists had expected. The U.S. government’s report on Tuesday morning buoyed Wall Street, which surged 4% on the upbeat news. The 17.7% growth […]


Eddie Bauer is latest retailer to be hit by point-of-sale malware

August 19, 2016

Via: CIO

Clothing retailer Eddie Bauer has informed customers that point-of-sale systems at its stores were hit by malware, enabling the theft of payment card information. All the retailer’s stores in the U.S. and Canada, numbering about 350, were affected, a company […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

How ‘super shoppers’ shape the future of online retail

August 1, 2016

Via: CIO

I share a front porch with neighbors, a pair of thirty-something professionals, and it’s a rare evening when I don’t have to navigate a collection of shopping bags and boxes left for them by Amazon, Google Express or another online […]


Walmart Will Launch Its Own Mobile Payments Service

December 10, 2015

Via: Tech Crunch

Mega-chain Walmart announced today that it plans to offer mobile payments to its shoppers. Called Walmart Pay, the service will launch next year as a feature in Walmart’s existing smartphone app. The company accounts for about 10 percent of retail […]

State & Local

Governor Quinn, Senator Durbin and Amazon Announce Plans to Create 1,000 Full-Time Jobs in Illinois

March 4, 2015

Via: businesswire

    Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and, Inc. today announced plans to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and $75 million in investment in Illinois. Amazon is beginning site selection activities and it plans to open […]