RETAILERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RETAILERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426126-79/flu-doctor-shots-vaccines.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426126-79/flu-doctor-shots-vaccines.html.csp">Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM MURPHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago. And Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, offers flu shots at more than 4,200 of its U.S. stores that have pharmacies. The nation’s biggest drugstores and other retailers are grabbing larger chunks of the immunization market, giving customers more convenient options outside the doctor’s office to protect thems...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261262014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T17:27:02.119-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426126@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:27:02 MDT Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409588-68/apple-pay-says-payments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58409588-68/apple-pay-says-payments.html.csp">Will Apple’s digital wallet kill the card swipe?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Technology Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T11:48:11.072-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will work both with iPhones and Apple’s new Watch, is backed by a host of big retailers, along with most major banks and credit card issuers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. So-called contactless payment isn’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584095882014-09-13T11:48:11.072-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-13T11:48:11.072-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58409588@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:48:11 MDT Ukraine conflict weighs on markets, retailers fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347010-79/percent-ukraine-cents-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58347010-79/percent-ukraine-cents-fell.html.csp">Ukraine conflict weighs on markets, retailers fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the U.S. economy and labor market. “The key driver was largely the Ukraine news and the uncertainty of what that means,” said Erik Davidson, deputy chief investment officer at Wells Fargo Private Bank. U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583470102014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T16:50:50.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347010@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:50:50 MDT U.S. retailers are warned about hacking software http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326798-79/software-hackers-retailers-backoff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326798-79/software-hackers-retailers-backoff.html.csp">U.S. retailers are warned about hacking software</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JEFF HORWITZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 06:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. The government urged businesses of all sizes to scan their point-of-sale systems for software known as “Backoff,” discovered last October. It previously explained in detail how the software operates and how retailers could find and remove it. Earlier this month, United Parce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583267982014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T18:11:02.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326798@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:02 MDT Sweats could bring relief for women and retailers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314645-79/women-jeans-pants-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314645-79/women-jeans-pants-sales.html.csp">Sweats could bring relief for women and retailers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Selina Wang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:19:02.216-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • It shouldn’t be hard to kill skinny jeans. After all, women love and loathe them in equal measure. Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with an innovation called flares. Women kept right on buying their skinnies. Now, chains from mass market Gap Inc. to luxury-leaning Bloomingdale’s are trying again with looser styles. Gap’s answer: dressy sweat pants. The goal is to get women to buy new wardrobes and jolt anemic apparel sales. This time, the industry may p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314645@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:19:02 MDT At Wal-Mart, it’s often a matter of try, try again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288491-79/mart-wal-customers-shoppers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288491-79/mart-wal-customers-shoppers.html.csp">At Wal-Mart, it’s often a matter of try, try again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T12:17:02.253-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout. But customers couldn’t figure out how to work the “Scan & Go” app during tests in 200 stores, so Wal-Mart nixed it. Instead of looking at the app as a failure, though, Wal-Mart took what it learned from “Scan & Go” to create another service: It found that customers like being able to track thei...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582884912014-08-12T12:17:02.253-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T12:17:02.253-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288491@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:17:02 MDT