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Kroger Introduces Mobile Payment Program

Kroger is introducing Kroger Pay, a mobile payment solution that securely combines a customer’s payment and loyalty card information to create a faster checkout experience. The company is also launching a new Kroger Rewards debit card.

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LIRA: Remodeling Spending To Slow In 2019

Annual growth in the national market for home improvement and repair is expected to slow by the end of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Target Adds Payment Options

Target said its stores will soon accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay as well as “contactless cards” from Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover in all stores.

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Deloitte: Retailers Need To Act Now To Ensure 2019 Success

Given a strong economy in the U.S. but one that has experienced some high-profile bankruptcies and global trade and economic tensions, consulting firm Deloitte, as part of its 2019 Retail Industry Outlook, is telling retailers they will need to make bold decisions to have a successful year.

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NRF Show Focuses On Store Renewal

The National Retail Federation’s 2019 Retail’s Big Show, the organization’s annual convention held in New York, kicked off on January 13 with an emphasis on evolution of physical stores as a critical component.

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ShopperTrak: Late Season Boosts Holiday Store Traffic

ShopperTrak store traffic data for the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, November 18  through Saturday, December 29, 2018, came in with slightly lower overall totals versus the period in the year earlier, but late season shoppers helped ensure that brick-and-mortar retailers saw a relatively successful holiday sales period before the calendar flipped to 2019.

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