Unplanned purchases: Why does that Snickers bar looks better the longer you shop?
You go to the grocery store to buy a pound of ground beef and a can of tomato sauce. You walk out with the ground beef, the sauce, and a bag of chocolate-covered almonds, a silicon spatula, and the latest celebrity magazine. ...
A glance at digital elements being embraced by stores
Retailers are testing high-tech elements in stores, from virtual dressing to interactive shelves. Here are three trends that shoppers will see this year: ...
How smart are the mobile shoppers who use smartphones?
In the age of the smart phone, how smart are the mobile shoppers who use these almost ubiquitous devices? A study from South Korea published in the International Journal of Mobile Communications hopes to answer that questi ...
More holiday wish lists go digital
Holly Riefke's two small children still write letters to Santa Claus. Or rather, they print their names on letters Riefke has written on their behalf, and together they drop them into a festive red Macy's mailbox designated ...
China's Alipay offers mobile wallet for US sites
(AP)—China's half billion online shoppers will soon have an easier way to shop in the U.S.
Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores
Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.
Stylr app is Wal-Mart tech lab's latest buy (Update)
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s innovation lab is diving deeper into mobile apps with another acquisition.
Wal-Mart to expand online savings tool nationwide
Wal-Mart is expanding its online tool that compares prices on thousands of products with those of some of its competitors to cities nationwide in the next few months.
Stores can see where you go by tracking your phone (Update)
Should shoppers turn off their smartphones when they hit the mall? Or does having them on lead to better sales or shorter lines at the cash register?
Visa, MasterCard offer more phone payment options (Update)
Visa and MasterCard are introducing Internet-based technologies to make it easier for shoppers to buy things at retail stores without pulling out a credit card.
When food shoppers bring their own sacks, purchases are both more and less healthy
"Paper or plastic?" A few years ago, grocery shoppers had just two options when deciding how they wanted to carry out their purchases. Today, while most stores still offer free bags, many shoppers bring their ...
Target offers credit monitoring after data breach
Target Corp. is offering some of its Canadian customers a year of free credit monitoring after a massive security breach at its U.S. stores put confidential details into the hands of thieves.
PayPal testing easier checkout for online shoppers
EBay's payments service PayPal has redesigned its online checkout process to let shoppers complete their payment on merchants' websites, rather than go to a separate PayPal site.
Virtual reality transforms real-life shopping in stores
In the not-too-distant future, grocery shoppers wearing Google Glass will see coupons for a new cereal flash before their eyes as they search for Cheerios, while others browsing the dairy section will have information about ...