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Same-Day Service to Give Edge to Macy’s and Others

By Andrew Asch | September 18, 2014

From recommendation algorithms to drones, Amazon.com and other major e-commerce sites branded themselves as the go-to places for new retail tech and convenience, but Macy’s Inc. and other big mall companies are pushing back.

Apple, Macy’s Debut Digital Wallets

To great fanfare, Apple introduced its digital wallet, Apple Pay, on Sept. 9. However, more retailers are getting into the mobile payments market.

Lectra Names New Managing Director for Germany, Eastern Europe

French technology solutions and equipment supplier Lectra has named Chris Nicolaes managing director for Lectra Germany in Ismaning, Germany.

Infor to Host ‘Meet-n-Learn’ at the CMC

Apparel technology solutions provider Infor will host “Infor Fashion Meet-n-Learn” on Oct. 15 at the California Market Center in Los Angeles.

Yunique Solutions Now Integrated With Pointcarre Textile Design Software

Yunique Solutions, an apparel solutions unit of Gerber Technology, has integrated its YuniquePLM (product lifecycle management) solution with Pointcarré textile-design software to better assist clients with reducing sampling costs, speed-to-market and enhancing merchandising presentations.

Cirrus Files Brings CRM Data Directly to the Inbox

Running a sales team can be complicated business, but a lot of salespeople still work with pen and paper rather than employ tech-savvy programs such as customer-relations management, according to Cirrus Path Inc. which recently released its Cirrus Files cloud-based customer-relations management application.

Manhattan Associates Acquires GlobalBay Technology

Manhattan Associates Inc., the Atlanta-based supply chain commerce solutions provider, has acquired the assets of GlobalBay Technologies from San Jose, Calif.–based VeriFone in a move that will extend Manhattan Associates’ omni-channel inventory and order management solutions offerings.

Simparel Taps IT Operations Veterant as L.A.–based Senior Project Manager

New York–based Simparel Inc. has hired Lawrence Mora as senior project manager.

ICIX Releases Product Safety Compliance Application

ICIX has introduced Direct Test, a cloud-based application to help retailers and manufacturers collect and manage third-party product test results to meet safety and regulatory requirements.

WFX Launches Business Intel Platform

WFXOnDemand, a software solutions provider for the apparel and consumer-goods industries, has launched WFX BI, a business intelligence platform to help customers manage and share data across internal teams and departments.

Survey Finds M-Commerce Revenue Doubled in Last Year

Shopping using a mobile phone, or m-commerce, nearly doubled in the last year as smartphone revenue rose 97.6 percent to $18,237,133, according to Pittsburgh-based mobile commerce platform Branding Brand, which recently released its Mobile Commerce Index.

Business Tools for Capitalizing on Trend Information

Business Tools for Capitalizing on Trend Information

Global trend and style intelligence firm WGSN relaunched its website to combine its strengths with Stylesight, the New York–based trend forecasting firm it acquired last November.

UPDATE: The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

Fashion enthusiasts often turn to celebrities and musical icons for style reference. And in a time and age when a majority of shopping is done over the Internet, it seems a sensible idea to combine the two elements and establish a shopable celebrity-style database.

Centric’s New Investment to Fund China Expansion

Centric Software Inc. announced on July 29 that it received $24 million in Series D capital funding.

The Influence: Celebrity Style, Millennial Shopper

Newly launched e-commerce site The Influence uses celebrity images and makes their outfits accessible by a simple click of a button.

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