Apparel's survey of apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers reveals expectations for technology focus in the coming year, including an emphasis on BI and analytics for gleaning an even deeper understanding of the consumer.
As retailers prepare to focus on sales during the holiday season, merchants, major credit card issuers and others in the retail industry are failing to keep up with critical security processes and security controls needed to protect shoppers.
Cycling while belting out karaoke. Feeling the burn while bouncing around in spring-based low-impact boots. From pole dancing like a pro to flying through the air with the greatest of ease, workouts at Crunch Fitness range from the average to the ambitious to the exotically imaginative.
"While [EMV] cards reduced counterfeit credit card fraud at the point-of-sale, they have driven fraudsters online," says Adam Fingersh, Experian general manager and senior vice president of Fraud and Identity Solutions.
In 2014 returns accounted for $642.6 billion that retailers are losing worldwide, according to research from IHL Group and OrderDynamics. And the most frustrating part? About $453.4 billion of those returns can simply be solved with proper technology in place.