SHOPPERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHOPPERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 4 reasons Home Depot’s breach might not matter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402387-79/depot-breach-target-customers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58402387-79/depot-breach-target-customers.html.csp">4 reasons Home Depot’s breach might not matter</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="2014-09-11T14:06:38.547-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 02:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Home Depot’s data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers. The nation’s largest home-improvement chain on Monday confirmed a theft that could have gone back as far as April and affected customers who used credit and debit cards at nearly 2,200 of its U.S. and Canadian stores. While the scope of the hack is not yet known, there’s speculation that it could be the biggest yet. Home Depot joins a growing list o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584023872014-09-11T14:06:38.547-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T14:06:38.547-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58402387@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:06:38 MDT Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297890-79/stores-season-shoppers-shopping.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297890-79/stores-season-shoppers-shopping.html.csp">Stores have a solid start to back-to-school season</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="2014-08-15T07:37:12.732-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The back-to-school shopping season is off to a promising start, but retailers may be sacrificing profit for sales. The National Retail Federation expects the average family with school-aged children to spend $669.28 for back to school items, up 5 percent from last year. That would be the second-highest amount since the industry trade group started tracking spending in 2004. But major retailers like Wal-Mart and Macy’s are discounting merchandise and increasing spending to upgrade thei...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582978902014-08-15T07:37:12.732-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T07:37:12.732-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297890@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:37:12 MDT Macy’s quarterly profit falls short; sales outlook cut http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292339-79/macy-percent-quarter-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292339-79/macy-percent-quarter-sales.html.csp">Macy’s quarterly profit falls short; sales outlook cut</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="2014-08-13T15:51:45.696-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 03:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Macy’s Inc. reported a 4 percent profit increase in its fiscal second quarter as business rebounded from slow sales earlier in the year. But the department store chain cut its full-year outlook for a key sales measure, saying Wednesday it couldn’t make up the sales shortfall from the first quarter, when winter storms kept shoppers at home. Shares of Macy’s tumbled nearly 5 percent, or $2.83, to $56.93 in trading Wednesday. Macy’s, a standout among its peers throughout the economic rec...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582923392014-08-13T15:51:45.696-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T15:51:45.696-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292339@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:51:45 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 Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp">Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe</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="2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Barneys shoppers and ex-employees complained that detectives followed minority customers around — even after staffers identified them as frequent patrons — and disproportionately investigated their credit-card use, so much so that some salespeople even avoided serving...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582840322014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284032@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:58:13 MDT Wal-Mart’s website to personalize shopping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58258857-79/mart-wal-online-sales.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58258857-79/mart-wal-online-sales.html.csp">Wal-Mart’s website to personalize shopping</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="2014-08-04T08:55:01.737-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wal-Mart, in its latest bid to compete with nemesis Amazon.com, is rebuilding its website to further personalize the online shopping experience of each customer. Wal-Mart is rolling out a feature that will enable its website to show shoppers more products that they may like, based on previous purchases. It will also customize Wal-Mart’s home page for each shopper based on the customer’s location, local weather and the customer’s search and purchase history. So if a new mom just bought...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582588572014-08-04T08:55:01.737-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T08:55:01.737-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258857@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:55:01 MDT