Articles By Christine Kern

  1. Visa Checkout Surpasses 20 Million Users
    4/20/2017

    New merchants fuel expansion and Samsung Pay integrates with Visa Checkout’s Open Platform.

  2. Retail Sector Takes A Hard Hit With Job Losses And Store Closings
    4/19/2017

    Retailers are moving online and battling for key employees to respond to consumer demands.

  3. Is Amazon Cash The Mobile Payment Of The Future?
    4/18/2017

    Experts weigh in on the opportunities for Amazon Cash, mobile payments, and retail.

  4. Plans For Amazon Go Store Delayed
    4/14/2017

    Target chief information and digital officer Mike McNamara admitted in January that he was “kind of skeptical” about the launching of Amazon’s new store of the future, explaining that the technology has been around for more than a decade. However, the process still requires help from humans behind the scenes, as Recode reported.

  5. Staples Investigating Possibilities For Sale, Shuttering 70 Stores
    4/13/2017

    Office supplies retailer in regrouping mode after failed merger with Office Depot.

  6. Walmart Eliminating 300 Tech Division Jobs, Sam’s Club Reduces Staff
    4/12/2017

    Walmart remains committed to reorganizing its technology division and creating a better bottom line for the retailer. In its latest move in this direction, it has announced the elimination of some 300 tech division jobs, with cuts across the board and including officers.

  7. Amazon Unveils Amazon Cash To Cater To Unbanked Customers
    4/11/2017

    While much attention has been paid to the shift to EMV credit cards and on mobile payment options linked to credit and debit cards, the number of unbanked or underbanked U.S. consumers continues to grow. Estimates indicate that 7.0 percent of households in the United States were unbanked in 2015.

  8. Dollar General Set To Purchase Former Family Dollar Stores
    4/10/2017

    Some 2,700 jobs are at stake as 323 Dollar Express locations come under Dollar General’s control.

  9. Report Helps Retailers Balance Scalability And Profitability
    4/7/2017

    As news of Sears’ demise and other retailers falling flat plagues the headlines, retailers are faced with concerns on how to save their business before they’re next. Recently, Radial released an analysis to help retailers balance two pain points that are extremely real: scalability and profitability.

  10. Ruling Means Victory For Merchants Over Swipe Fees
    4/6/2017

    Retailers and credit card companies have been battling over swipe fees for years, and now retailers have been awarded at least a temporary victory in a recent Supreme Court ruling. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a New York State law that prevented retailers from disclosing to shoppers that a “surcharge” on credit card purchases in being imposed is essentially a speech regulation that could be unconstitutional, according to Law.com.