Retail Insights

Expert Advice from Real Retail Professionals

October 2012

Our Contributors:

Joe Keenan Joe Keenan

Joe Keenan is the managing editor of Retail Online Integration and eM+C, two B-to-B trade publications.

Gilon Miller Gilon Miller

Gilon Miller is a VP and Chief Marketing Officer at Upstream Commerce, a leader in Pricing Intelligence solutions for retailers.

The General Store The General Store

Donna Crichlow is the Director of Sales for The General Store, a POS system company that specializes in systems for retailers in Florida and nationwide. For more information, contact The General Store directly: (866) 576-1592

David Rich David Rich

David Rich currently serves as CEO at ICC/Decision Services, a customer experience management organization working with retail chains around the globe. If you are interested in improving your customer's experience, contact ICC/Decision Services for a free trial.

Industry insights are experts within the retail industry who have experience across broad or focused areas of their industry. Each week our expert columnists will share their insights and advice on popular retail topics such as technology trends, seasonal shopping, customer satisfaction tips, and more!

Finish Line's Mobile Checkout System: Practical vs. Potential

By November, Finish Line sportswear chain will become the first major retailer to have mobile checkout in every one of its stores. But while piloting the system in almost 50 stores, the $1.4 billion Indianapolis chain has had to wrestle with the practical versus the potential.Oct 22, 2012

Internet Sales Tax Debate Rages On

Seeking to level the playing field, brick-and-mortar retailers are waging war against online retailers who have enjoyed the benefit of not having to collect sales tax from their customers.Oct 15, 2012

Will Google Wallet ID Give Thieves Access To More Cards?

Security wasn't Google's top priority when it came up with its new architecture for Google Wallet. Read what retail expert Evan Schuman has to say about it.Oct 15, 2012

Tesco's Barcode Scan Security Dilemma

Aside from having better security, does it make sense to impose restrictions on self-checkout system interactions? Tesco's barcode sdilemma raises questions. Read what expert columnist Evan Schuman says.Oct 15, 2012

Retail Stores: Preparing for the Holiday Season

Retailers are making preparations for holiday merchandising and promotions, focusing on ways to maximize on the traffic the holidays will bring. Read what expert columnist, Tina Praino, says you should focus on.Oct 15, 2012

The Top 7 Challenges Facing Today's Retailers

Today's retail landscape continues to evolve but not without a few challenges along the way. Read what expert columnist Gilon Miller advises retailers should do in order to face these challenges.Oct 15, 2012

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