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May 23, 2013 - U.S. smartphone penetration is approximately 57 percent so it's no surprise that consumers are using their phones to assist with shopping needs. What's interesting is 16 percent of Hispanic shoppers are using their mobile device to make purchases compared to 12 percent of general market shoppers. This was revealed in the latest issue of The Checkout, an ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research.

Read more: Integer Group Study: More Hispanic Shoppers Use Mobile Devices as a Shopping Tool Than General...

May 23, 2013 - Handpoint MPOS offers any merchant, from market traders to multinational retailers, a simple and secure way to accept Chip and PIN card payments with a mobile device. Crucially the solution has been designed to address the complex security and IT requirements of larger merchants.

Read more: Handpoint launches new Chip and PIN mobile Point-of-Sale (MPOS) system for small, medium and...

May 22, 2013 - As the primary in-room amenities provider for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line and Disney Vacation Club properties, H2O Plus has announced the expansion of a multi-year strategic alliance agreement that will extend the H2O Plus presence internationally. Through the new deal, H2O Plus products will now also be available at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Resort Paris and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii. In addition, H2O Plus will sponsor five runDisney races at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

Read more: H2O Plus and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Extend and Expand Alliance Relationship

May 22, 2013 - Swirl today launched the first software platform specifically designed to attract and influence in-store shoppers with micro-targeted digital content and real-time, personalized offers delivered to consumers' smartphones while they shop. The Swirl In-Store Mobile Marketing Platform enables retailers to quickly and efficiently make mobile phones an engaging and value-added part of the in-store shopping experience for consumers. Alex and Ani, Timberland, Kenneth Cole, The Blues Jean Bar, Scott James, and Exhale Spa are among the first retailers to deploy the new technology at their retail stores in New York and Boston starting today.  

Read more: Swirl Redefines the Retail Shopping Experience with Launch of Industry's First Micro-Targeted...

May 22, 2013 - SDL has today announced the release of SDL Fredhopper 7.5, SDL’s cloud technology for predictive targeting, personalization, onsite search and merchandizing. This latest release provides eCommerce marketers with additional capabilities to adapt an entire product catalog to target specific shoppers, at scale and with ease to ensure the best retail customer experience.

Read more: SDL Puts eCommerce Marketers In Control of Delivering a Personalized Online Shopping Experience

May 21, 2013 LogicSource, a leading sourcing solutions firm, today announced the release of OneMarket eProcurement 11.0, an enhanced version of the core engine in its OneMarket Sourcing Solutions Suite.  The new release significantly improves the speed and effectiveness of the “procure-to-payment” process associated with all print and related commodities and services, as well as other specified materials – including flexible and rigid packaging, fixtures, lighting, flooring, signage, and a variety of retail operations goods.

Read more: LogicSource Releases OneMarket eProcurement 11.0

May 21, 2013 - Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales.

Read more: New Watson Breakthrough Transforms How Brands Engage Today's Connected Consumers

May 21, 2013 - Millions of women across the country are making extraordinary differences in their communities every day. L'Oreal Paris believes these women should be celebrated and is committed to doing so through its signature Women of Worth program. Now in its eighth year, the program has honored 70 inspiring women for their selfless dedication to volunteerism and charitable efforts. This year, L'Oreal Paris is partnering with brand spokesperson Lea Michele to help select ten inspiring women to join the 2013 Women of Worth roster.

Read more: National Call For Nominations: L'Oreal Paris Announces Start Of The Eighth Annual Women Of Worth...