May 12, 2014

After several months of sluggish retail sales, consumer shopping in the United States rebounded in April, according to the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse report, which aggregates national retail sales activity in the MasterCard payments network, coupled with estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and check.

March 6, 2014

Walgreens and Roush Fenway Racing recenty launched a partnership to stage “The Race Around America” Interactive Promotion, presented by Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard from Walgreens.

December 27, 2013

U.S. retail sales reportedly rose 3.5% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24, 2013 compared to the same period in the prior year.

October 7, 2013

Walgreens on Monday announced Balance Financial, a full suite of integrated financial services that will be launching in phases over the coming months, all built around its new Balance Financial Prepaid MasterCard.

August 19, 2013

Global losses from credit, debit and prepaid card fraud reached $11.27 billion, an increase of 14.6% over the year before, according to a new report.

July 22, 2013

Sears is offering electronic coupons for back-to-school shopping that it's calling the first of their kind.

February 13, 2013

Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart and RBC Insurance have announced the launch of co-branded travel insurance product offerings to be sold exclusively online through the Shoppers Drug Mart website beginning Feb. 16.

February 5, 2013

Target has made its REDcard cards available for customers at its Canadian stores, the mass merchandise retailer said.

January 14, 2013

Medagate, a wholly owned subsidiary of InComm Holdings, announced the launch of the MasterCard Dual Value Health Card, the first dual network healthcare spending card.

December 17, 2012

A slowdown in retail spending happened after a boost that followed Hurricane Sandy, according to a new report by a division of MasterCard.

November 29, 2012

Kroger remained one of the few outperforming supermarket operators Thursday morning as the grocer exceeded analyst consensus adjusted earnings per diluted share by 3 cents with 46 cents per share.

November 2, 2012

The National Retail Federation and more than a dozen retailers on Thusday asked a judge to reject a proposed class-action settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit filed against Visa and MasterCard because of credit card swipe fees.

September 20, 2012

Retailers are up in arms over the proposed settlement filed in July of antitrust lawsuits by merchants against Visa, MasterCard and the nation's largest banks.

September 11, 2012

The National Retail Federation is set to go to court in order to block the proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a federal antitrust lawsuit over Visa and MasterCard credit card swipe fees.

September 7, 2012

Royal Bank of Canada and Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart have introduced a new cobranded RBC Shoppers Optimum MasterCard.

September 30, 2011

Retailers and their customers will save billions of dollars when new Federal Reserve regulations cutting debit card swipe fees roughly in half take effect this weekend, the National Retail Federation said.

August 4, 2011

MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse revealed that online retail sales rose 14% over the year-ago period, marking the 24th straight month of year-over-year growth, as well as the ninth consecutive month of double-digit growth, with improvement in every subcategory except for electronics.

June 14, 2011

One week after the Senate failed to pass an amendment that would have delayed swipe-fee reform for an additional 12 months, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division reportedly is addressing anticompetitive practices related to credit cards.

April 6, 2011

Most retail segments showed solid year-over-year retail growth in March, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, a macroeconomic report tracking national retail and services sales.

March 3, 2011

Retail sales in February rose in most categories, despite winter storms and rising gas prices, according to MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.

February 14, 2011

Total retail sales grew 5.5% during the month of January, according to MasterCard Advisors’ "SpendingPulse" report.

February 4, 2011

January saw strong growth across most retail categories, continuing the positive performance from fourth quarter 2010, albeit at a slightly slower pace, according to MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse.

December 27, 2010

Between Oct. 31 and Dec. 24, consumers spent more than $36.4 billion online — a 15.4% increase over 2009, according to SpendingPulse estimates.

October 24, 2010

Kroger announced that it has teamed up with U.S. Bank to offer credit cards and...