RETAILERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RETAILERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Black actor settling profiling suit versus Macy’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198166-79/macy-profiling-brown-store.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58198166-79/macy-profiling-brown-store.html.csp">Black actor settling profiling suit versus Macy’s</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:09:18.31-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers. Macy’s Inc. and one of “Treme” star Rob Brown’s lawyers said Friday they had reached a settlement, in principle. A federal judge had indicated in a filing Wednesday that an agreement was in the works. Macy’s and Brown’s attorney Douglas Wig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581981662014-07-18T17:09:18.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:09:18.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198166@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:09:18 MDT Visa launches new service for online payments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190986-79/visa-service-checkout-cards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190986-79/visa-service-checkout-cards.html.csp">Visa launches new service for online payments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MAE ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Payment processor Visa is launching a new service called Visa Checkout that eliminates a few steps in online payment. The company and its retailing partners, including Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, Staples and others, hope a quicker payout will lead to fewer abandoned shopping carts online. As more customers shop on smaller screens like smartphones and tablets, the hassle of entering in credit card numbers and billing addresses is becoming a sticking point and payment processors have been...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581909862014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T13:13:02.391-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190986@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:13:02 MDT