Robert Fannon

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Best Buy fights showrooming with new mobile-focused loyalty program | Retail Dive

Best Buy has revamped its loyalty program with mobile playing a key role in improving the in-store experience and offering consumers exclusive …

Citibank exec: Tablet moves beyond being a lean-back device | Retail Dive

NEW YORK – A Citibank executive at the Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2013 said that the company is adapting its mobile banking efforts to …

American Eagle exec: Small mobile changes can reap big rewards | Retail Dive

NEW YORK: An American Eagle Outfitters executive at the Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2013 said that even little upgrades to a mobile …

Walgreens improves app functionality via photo cards | Retail Dive

Walgreens has rolled out a new photo feature to its application as the company sees more than 40 percent of print orders coming from mobile.<p>The …

CPG brands piggyback on third-party apps for mobile boost

While consumer-packaged-goods brands are moving slowing when it comes to leveraging mobile to directly connect with customers, many view third-party …

Uniqlo banks on mobile image recognition to drive in-store traffic | Retail Dive

Uniqlo is expanding its mobile footprint with a new application that leverages image recognition to increase foot traffic as the retailer opens 10 …

PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)

PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beacon. Business owners running a compatible Point of Sale system (Booker, Erply, Leaf, Leapset, Micros, …

Wedding retailers turn to mobile to trigger big-ticket sales | Retail Dive

Lover.ly is a wedding and shopping engine that lets brides and grooms search for inspiration and shop for their big days by pulling in products from …

Tesco, The Body Shop tie affiliate site coupons to Passbook | Retail Dive

British brands Tesco and The Body Shop are among a small handful of companies testing a new program that connects an online coupon from an affiliate …

EBay tests smart watch commerce, but is it right for other retailers? | Retail Dive

Samsung’s unveil of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch highlights how marketers such as eBay are moving beyond smartphones and …

PayPal courts shoppers with offers, instant credit in revamped app | Retail Dive

PayPal has launched a significant revamp of its mobile application for iPhone and Android that features a stronger focus on consumer-friendly …

Expedia drives mobile bookings via TV campaign, trip-a-day giveaway | Retail Dive

Expedia is promoting mobile booking via its travel application with a television ad campaign and sweepstakes giving anyone who downloads the app a …

How mobile image recognition enhances in-store shopping | Retail Dive

Much of the excitement around image recognition technology and smartphones has focused on augmented reality. However, there is significant untapped …

Mobile-only audience grows among women, younger users: report

There is a growing mobile-only audience, with the highest concentration among women 25-49 years old and adults 18-23, according to a new report from …

Ronald Reagan Building mobilizes visitor center with new app

Washington's Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is releasing a mobile application that will help its visitors access the …

Ace Hardware mobile coupon pilot generates 49pc redemption rate | Retail Dive

Ace Hardware recently wrapped up a trial as the first retailer to test a mobile initiative that tracks a coupon from discovery to redemption.<p>The …

Will social help or hurt mobile payments? | Retail Dive

With companies such as Venmo adding social elements to mobile payments, it remains to be seen whether or not consumers are completely comfortable …

RetailMeNot links mobile, desktop experience for cross-device coupons | Retail Dive

Online deal site RetailMeNot has revamped its mobile couponing application to give consumers more control in finding and redeeming online as well as …

California gas stations leverage mobile payments for convenience, loyalty | Retail Dive

An Arco gas station in Santa Monica, CA saw mobile represent six percent of sales after one month of rolling out a mobile wallet.<p>The Arco gas station …

Nordstrom contemplates dressing room iPads to elevate customer experience – Luxury Daily | Retail Dive

<b>Nordstrom contemplates dressing room iPads to elevate customer experience</b><br>Department store chain Nordstrom is contemplating putting iPads in dressing …

Tablets reaffirm commerce might with 77pc jump in revenues: report | Retail Dive

Tablets continue to drive significant gains in Web site traffic and ecommerce sales, with tablet traffic growing three times faster than smartphone …

Shopify's integrated retail platform merges online and in-store sales (video)

Mobile payment options like Square have been a boon to small business owners, and now Shopify is looking to expand the potential of point of sale systems with its new platform. The company is branching out from its online retail roots by offering a way to merge in-store and internet sales with a …

For The Conscious Consumer, An Online Retailer Called Zady

A new ecommerce site called Zady is bringing the conscious consumerism movement to the online retail space by showing shoppers exactly where the goods the carry come from. To that end, the site aims to blend commerce with storytelling in the form of brand profiles and lifestyle articles.<p>Zady — a …