posts tagged as Mobile

Retail and Ransomware: Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats

The retail industry is tasked with protecting the sensitive data of millions of customers every day. On the heels of the unprecedented “WannaCry” cyberattack resulting in more than 75,000 ransomware attacks across 153 countries and a... read more

By Jennifer Valdivia | September 19, 2016

Retailers Soar on Back-To-School

Preliminary back-to-school results are in, and consumers have been busy. Total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, a 10 percent gain from 2015, according to The National Retail Federation. read more

By Natalie Kotlyar | September 12, 2016

Augmenting a Social Media Advertising Strategy for Retailers

The new retail advertising has taken the catalog socialand made it actionable with a click. In the last year, weve seen the introduction of shoppable social media options, like the Twitter Buy Now button and Pinterests buyable pinsmoving... read more

By Natalie Kotlyar | August 25, 2016

Luxury Retail in the Digital Age: The Generational Gap

In a recent post, I examined luxury retail in the digital age. Specifically, I discussed strategies for luxury retailers to differentiate themselves as the segment moves from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce. Whats clear is that though... read more

By Natalie Kotlyar | August 15, 2016

Millennials: A New Generation of Shoppers

Getting into the consumer mindset has often challenged retailers, and this has proven to be of even greater difficulty with the rise of the millennial shopper, or those aged 16 to 34. By 2025, millennials are projected to make up 44... read more

Oracle Micros Systems Data Breach Compromises Retailers Point-of-Sale Systems

Oracle confirmed a malware attack on its MICROS point-of-sale business via its customer support portal. Hackers with ties to the Carbanak Gang, a Russian cybercrime syndicate, used malicious code to steal MICROS customer login... read more

Amazon Sees Five Straight Quarters of Growth

Last week, Amazon revealed a stellar fifth straight quarter of growth. The e-commerce giants earnings per share increased to $1.78 from $1.07 and beat the consensus forecast by a whopping $0.64/share. According to the company, it closed... read more

By Natalie Kotlyar | July 22, 2016

Luxury Retail in the Digital Age

The luxury goods market is at an interesting juncture within the retail industry. The luxury sector not only faces all of the challenges the retail industry is enduring but it is also dealing with its own unique set of obstacles... read more

By Jennifer Valdivia | July 12, 2016

Virtual Reality: Transforming the Retail Experience

With the emergence of Pokmon GO, the latest craze in augmented reality (AR) has found its way into unsuspecting brick-and-mortar stores. Pokmon GO, produced jointly by Nintendo and Niantic, allows smartphone users to seek out and collect... read more

By Natalie Kotlyar | June 02, 2016

Everyones biggest competitor: Amazon

Retailers have at least one thing in common: Amazon as a competitor. According to Bloomberg, The retail giant surpassed Walmart as the largest retailer based on market value in mid-2015 and isnt showing any signs of slowing down. From... read more