Report: Rite Aid Dumps Apple Pay Days After Launch
By Melissa Campanelli
From Retail Online Integration
Apple Pay   After accepting Apple Pay at all of its stores on Oct. 20 — Apple Pay's launch day — Rite Aid apparently stopped its support for the technology yesterday, according to a report yesterday in Mac Rumors.... more »
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6 Ways to Optimize Website Images Without Impacting Performance
By Tammy Everts
From Retail Online Integration
Tammy Everts   Whether web designers or developers choose to optimize images — and how they choose to optimize them — has been a longstanding area of opinion and debate. Optimizing images so that they render more quickly in the user's browser should be a priority for every site owner. There are a number of image optimization techniques — ranging from basic to... more »
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lululemon Partners With the Dalai Lama, Outrage Ensues
From Racked
lululemon_logo   Earlier this week, lululemon announced that it would be partnering with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education and contributing $750,000 over the next three years to support the center's initiatives. According to The Globe and Mail, the announcement didn't take long to elicit plenty of complaints from consumers over the fact that a company that pushes $100 yoga... more »
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Why Target, J.C. Penney and Gap's New CEOs Have to Learn to Be Merchants
From Forbes
New J.C. Penney Logo   I believe that merchants are very important to a retail organization. They shape the future of their company with innovative and creative ideas. They're always on the lookout for new fashion trends. They visit stores and designers to learn and see the future. Fashion leadership starts at the top and then permeates the whole store organization. Whether it's a color,... more »
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The ‘Backoff’ Malware Used in Retail Data Breaches is Spreading
From PC World
Credit Cards   The number of computers in North America infected by the Backoff malware, which is blamed for a string of payment card breaches, has risen sharply, according to research from network security company Damballa. The company detected a 57 percent increase between August and September in devices infected with Backoff, which scrapes a computer's RAM for leftover credit card data after... more »
Wal-Mart Global Operations Are a Testing Lab for U.S. Stores
From The City Wire
Wal-Mart_logo_2   Wal-Mart's more than 11,000 retail locations across 27 countries provides the company's U.S. division a testing lab stretching across five continents, according to Wal-Mart International CEO David Cheesewright. Joking to the crowd gathered during an Oct. 15 investor conference, Cheesewright noted that he was the third speaker of the day who has English as a foreign language. To that point,... more »
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Retail's Free Shipping Conundrum
Holiday Shipping   CNBC's Courtney Reagan looks at which retailers are raising free shipping minimums.... more »
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