General Merchandise/HBC

A Dozen 'Roses' From February CSP (Infographic)

A heartfelt look at highlights of our latest print issue


Holiday Digital Gift Cards Trending to Overtake Physical Cards

Prepaid landscape changing, supplier says

There is a need for urgency and also a time for reflection. One cannot live a life of nonstop fire drills. Equally so, life loses much if every day is a series of equal waves, predictable rhythms and uneventful cycles. There needs to be 2-minute warnings, ninth-inning rallies, an April 15. We also need a Dec. 31, a Thanksgiving and a July 4.

How move to smartphones for everything from payment to loyalty may be game changer

New wave of secure mobile transactions likely to bypass Visa, MasterCard

For retailers in the brick-and-mortar game, success with mobile payment may spark an unprecedented chain reaction, one that could completely remap the supply chain, level iconic brands and usher in yet-unheard-of ways of shopping that will thrill and energize even the most passive consumer.

Allows day's winning numbers to be automatically updated as they are reported

Will help merchants comply with security mandates, EMV, other forms of payment

New technology platform EM1 enables loyalty programs, mobile payments

Offering mobile app, individual store web pages, mobile coupons, social media

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