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June 24, 2014

A pound of prevention (which in this case means the use of chip-based payment cards, encryption of data stored in the enterprise, and restriction of third-party network access) is not a complete cure when it comes to improved data security for retailers, according to panelists at the recent CIO Symposium at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

May 19, 2014

Sears Canada Inc. has entered into an agreement for the sale of its 15% minority ownership interest in the Centre commercial Les Rivières shopping centre in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for $33.5 million.

Toronto - Sears Canada Inc. has entered into an agreement for the sale of its 15% minority ownership interest in the Centre commercial Les Rivières shopping centre in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, for $33.5 million. Ivanhoé Cambridge, who holds the center in a joint arrangement with Sears Canada, is purchasing the 15% interest that it does not already own from Sears.

December 2, 2013

Akamai Technologies and Prolexic Technologies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Akamai Technologies and Prolexic Technologies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security solutions for protecting data centers and enterprise IP applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

June 6, 2013

As fans of the late ’90s Ben Affleck-Matt Damon film “Good Will Hunting” know, Cambridge, Mass., is often viewed as the province of what are locally referred to as “smaht kids.”

As fans of the late ’90s Ben Affleck-Matt Damon film “Good Will Hunting” know, Cambridge, Mass., is often viewed as the province of what are locally referred to as “smaht kids.” I was privileged to be surrounded by “smaht kids” (or their grown-up equivalent) during the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, which was held at Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus in Cambridge. While there, I got to listen to their insights on how the evolution of IT and business is dramatically changing the role of the CIO.

May 23, 2013

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT?

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT? According to Michael Relich, executive VP and CIO of fashion retailer Guess?, a flexible approach that focuses more on solving business problems than on meeting technical specifications goes a long way toward getting the most business value from your IT investments.

May 20, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse will tailor email campaigns to individual shoppers using personalized email marketing technology from CQuotient.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Men’s Wearhouse will tailor email campaigns to individual shoppers using personalized email marketing technology from CQuotient. The solution will allow Men’s Wearhouse to capture data across consumer touchpoints and use predictive algorithms to target customers with individualized email messaging.

December 18, 2012

Staples Inc. opened its new Velocity Lab, in Cambridge, Mass.

Framingham, Mass. -- Staples Inc. opened its new Velocity Lab, in Cambridge, Mass. The lab houses teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce and mobile solutions across Staples’ global business units.

The move is part of the office supply retailer’s recently announced strategic plan to accelerate growth by integrating its retail and online offerings and increasing investment in online and mobile capabilities to provide business customers with a seamless multichannel shopping experience.

October 5, 2012

Dollar General is the overall basket price leader delivering a substantial savings to value shoppers, according to Kantar Retail’s second annual opening price point (OPP) survey.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Dollar General is the overall basket price leader delivering a substantial savings to value shoppers, according to Kantar Retail’s second annual opening price point (OPP) survey. Walgreens, for the second year, had the most expensive total basket, driven by sharply higher edible and non-edible grocery baskets. 

June 18, 2012

Walmart Supercenter wins the pricing battle over Amazon and Walmart.com, according to a new study by Kantar Retail.

Cambridge, Mass. -- Walmart Supercenter wins the pricing battle over Amazon and Walmart.com, according to a new study by Kantar Retail. The study evaluates how a Walmart Supercenter basket contends with its online equivalent, Walmart.com, and its key online competitor, Amazon.

March 26, 2012

Retail executives are invited to attend the Microsoft Retail Roadshow, which will be held in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, March 29.

New York -- Retail executives are invited to attend the Microsoft Retail Roadshow, which will be held in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, March 29. The half-day event, which kicks off with breakfast at 8 a.m. and includes lunch, will explore ways that retailers can increase operational efficiency, lower costs and innovate to drive customer engagement.

The Retail Roadshow will be held at Microsoft Research New England, R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, Mass.

January 26, 2012

Staples announced the opening of a new e-commerce innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass.

Framingham, Mass. -- Staples announced the opening of a new e-commerce innovation center in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass. The office will house teams responsible for designing and implementing innovative new e-commerce solutions for the business customers who shop Staples websites and stores.

October 18, 2011

Oracle announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., which provides an unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence technologies.

Redwood Shores, Calif. -- Oracle announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Endeca Technologies, Cambridge, Mass., which provides an unstructured data management, web commerce and business intelligence technologies.

March 17, 2011

Tarrytown, N.Y.-based DLC Management Corp. announced that Advance Auto will open an 8,125-sq.-ft. store at Shoal Creek Mall in Cambridge, Md.

Cambridge, Md. -- Tarrytown, N.Y.-based  DLC Management Corp. announced that Advance Auto will open an 8,125-sq.-ft. store at Shoal Creek Mall in Cambridge, Md.

The retailer, which signed a 10-year with DLC, will join a newly opened Walgreens anchor at the 67,248-sq.-ft. shopping center.

Advance Auto is slated to open this fall.

October 31, 2010

Retailers are investing time and money to create online shopping experiences that mirror real-world...

September 29, 2010

Hot Topic said Thursday it has teamed with mobile-based app SCVNGR to debut a mobile...

Cambridge, Mass. Hot Topic said Thursday it has teamed with mobile-based app SCVNGR to debut a mobile reward program.

The new mobile reward program will offer Hot Topic shoppers ways to save money, as well as participate in social games and challenges designed to entertain and earn points toward rewards.

"Rewards work," said Seth Priebatsch, Chief Ninja of SCVNGR. "Customers love to get out there and check-in, do challenges, earn points and unlock awesome rewards -- it's super easy, social and fun."

January 24, 2010

Versatile woven metal fabric panels from Cambridge Architectural visually and functionally enhance the exterior of...

December 10, 2008

Online retailers who open a bricks-and-mortar location during the holiday shopping season could see more...

November 30, 2008

Whole Foods Market is making history as the first company in the United States to...

October 13, 2008

Results from the third-annual survey of multichannel shopping preferences indicate that, for the first time,...

July 31, 2008

After a seven-year leave of absence from its e-commerce venture, ...

January 15, 2008

Cambridge, Mass. Metabolix, Inc., a bioscience company...

December 31, 2007

Metabolix, Cambridge, Mass., announced last month that Target had rolled out biodegradable gift cards...

October 1, 2007

Cambridge, Mass. -...

September 30, 2007

Despite retailers’ growing awareness that environmental concerns will impact their future IT operations, many companies...

August 31, 2007

Nearly 45% of retailers responding to a recent survey indicated they were either testing...