On April 25, this group of senior executives and keynote speaker — Walmart SVP OTC, health and wellness Carmen Bauza — gathered for the latest Elevation Forum the day prior to the kickoff of NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This year the 18th Annual Webby Awards, an international award honoring excellence on the Internet, featured applications for health and wellness mobile health apps, including CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens and GlaxoSmithKline.
Retailers and technology vendors convened at the third annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2014 and some of the unmet technology needs.
According to a survey released Wednesday by Retale, a location-based shopping platform aggregating weekly circulars from more than 60 top-line retailers for mobile and digital devices, 71% of mobile app users say they don't like the idea of being tracked into a store via their smartphones, and 56% say they are not interested in receiving push notifications while shopping.
"It is the race to attract shoppers and gain trips that is causing some retailers to lose their core identity which can potentially lead to puzzlement among consumers," writes Dave Wendland, Hamacher Resource Group vice president, in his latest entry.
AmazonFresh recently launched a new tool called the Amazon Dash that allows users to scan items or speak the items aloud as part of a new way to shop for groceries without having to go into the store or shop online.
The month of March saw a steep rise in smartphone-generated traffic, orders, and revenue by consumers to retailer smartphone-optimized websites over the year-ago period, according to mobile commerce platform Branding Brand.
Kroger on Wednesday partnered with eInfochips and Wincor Nixdorf on a new enterprise IT architecture called Retail Site Intelligence, the companies announced at the International Security Conference and Expo.
Earlier this month, Sally Beauty confirmed a security breach and is now offering one free year of credit monitoring and identity-theft protection for those customers who may have been affected by the incident.
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Amazon is increasing the annual membership of its Amazon Prime service from $79 a year to $99. The online giant, which made the announcement on its homepage, had suggested last year that increased shipping costs would force it to raise the annual price of its premium membership.
Beauty retailer Sephora has unveiled its new Beauty Board, a social shopping platform to engage shoppers through beauty images and allow them to post, share, browse and shop Sephora’s photo gallery directly on the retailer's web site, the mobile site, iPhone and Android apps.