NRF Releases Resources To Help Retailers Protect Data

The Association for Retail Technology Standards, part of the National Retail Federation’s Technology Leadership Community, has announced new resources to help retailers safeguard their data. ARTS is dedicated to helping retailers and solution providers identify, adopt and integrate current and emerging information technology standards.

RangeMe Partners With The Windy City Gift Trade Show

RangeMe—the online platform that streamlines new-product discovery between suppliers and retailers—and Urban Expositions, one of the fastest-growing trade show-management companies in the United States, have announced that the Windy City Gift Show will leverage RangeMe’s technology to provide exhibitors greater reach to connect with buyers.

What's Driving Retail? Here Are Three Consumer Trends for Holiday, Beyond

This is the first installment in a three-part series on high-tech shopping trends.

What are the consumer trends that can bring cheer to your holiday, year end and beyond? I’m tracking three: local goes social, personalization goes high-tech and lines of distribution are dissolved. Regardless of the size of your operation, the trends in consumer shopping transcend stores and apothecaries. They are part of a bigger picture in consumer demand and will go well into 2016.