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Amazon to Offer Kindle Checkout System to Physical Retailers

Amazon Inc. plans to offer brick-and-mortar retailers a checkout system that uses Kindle tablets as soon as this summer. In one scenario, the Seattle company would give merchants Kindle tablets and credit-card readers. Amazon also might offer retailers other services, ... Read More »

Retailer Data Breach Trend Not Likely To End Soon

The recent data breaches at three major retail chains—Target, Neiman-Marcus and Michael’s—have compromised sensitive data from more 100 million customers and are, according to experts, the beginning of a trend that isn’t likely to fade any time soon. In all ... Read More »

Trends, Technology on Display at House Hasson Dealer Market

Retailers networked with manufacturers and other retailers and received updated information on new products, trends and technology at the House Hasson Hardware Country Dealer Market, held Jan. 16-18 at the Opryland Resort in Nashville. Vice president of marketing David Helfenberger ... Read More »

Federal Investigators Send Report to Retailers Detailing Target Data Breach


The holiday data breach at Target appeared to be part of a broad and highly sophisticated international hacking campaign against multiple retailers, according to a report prepared by federal and private investigators that was sent to financial-services companies and retailers. ... Read More »

Target Confirms Massive Credit Card Data Breach


Target reported Thursday that its stores have been hit by a major credit-card attack involving up to 40 million accounts. Chief Executive Officer Greg Steinhafel confirmed earlier reports that a brazen data breach had taken place. In a statement, Steinhafel ... Read More »

True Value Information Technology Team Honored

True Value was recently recognized for the achievements of its information technology team. The co-op was named Large Company Winner and tradeMONSTER Group – Small Company Winner by The Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals’s (AITP) and ... Read More »

Lowe’s Unveils New Product Locator

Shoppers at all Lowe’s locations can now use the Product Locator capability to search for products and instantly see the items’ locations on a detailed store map using Lowe’s iOS and Android mobile apps or Lowe’s mobile-optimized website. All in-stock ... Read More »

Chaos or Compliance: Protecting Your Business from Identity Theft

It is no secret that identity theft continues to plague our personal and professional lives. It leads the list of consumer privacy concerns and has ranked as the No. 1 consumer complaint to the Federal Trade Commission for the past ... Read More »