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Authenticity isn’t just a buzzword brands use to connect with their customers. It’s a valued commodity in an age of counterfeit products. In 2013, global trade in counterfeits was worth an estimated $500 billion, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2022.

The digital edition of STORES includes must-read pieces, including the articles featured here. Read the current issue and browse the archives for issues you may have missed.

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When others manage, Loomis solves
Introducing Titan R by Loomis. Part of our industry-leading SafePoint ecosystem, these cash recyclers combine the latest cash-handling technology and streamline cash management for cash intensive businesses in one end-to-end solution, all backed by our best-in-class customer support.
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Picture, for a moment, the person most likely to use a multi-restaurant food delivery app or website service. Would that person be between the ages of 18 and 29? What about someone who earns less than $10,000 per year? National marketing agency Zion & Zion recently released the results of a survey of more than 2,900 U.S. consumers ages 18 and up. 
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Americans plan to spend an average $107 on graduation gifts this year. Cash will once again be the most popular gift, given by 53 percent of survey respondents, followed by greeting cards — many of them with cash inside. See more data.
CAVA is a growing Mediterranean culinary brand focused on providing a flavorful and healthy fast-casual restaurant experience. On this episode of NRF’s Retail Gets Real podcast, CAVA CEO Brett Schulman talks about how he employs a positive culture, intelligent applications of technology and a vertically integrated supply chain to overcome the challenges that come with running restaurants. Listen.
A retailer’s next crisis could be right around the corner. Judy Smith, founder and president of Smith & Company and the inspiration behind the hit TV series “Scandal,” will provide insight and expertise on crisis management issues during her keynote at the NRF PROTECT conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 11-13. Learn more and register.
Datalogic USA, Inc.
Cut TCO by 15% on barcode devices
Retailers have relied on rugged handheld devices for over 30 years to boost efficiency and productivity. All along, devices have suffered from failures due to charging contacts that get dirty, corrode, or break. Wireless charging prevents device failure, drastically reducing TCO. An enterprise can easily reduce TCO by 15% or more deploying wireless charging devices.
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Country Life Vitamins, a leading vitamin and supplement manufacturer in the United States, has deployed Darktrace artificial intelligence to detect and neutralize advanced attacks targeting the organization’s manufacturing facilities, intellectual property and IoT devices.


Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that Lamps Plus, the nation’s largest specialty lighting retailer, has successfully deployed Manhattan Point of Sale in its flagship store in Chatsworth, Calif. — with plans to expand to its additional 35 retail locations later this year — to deliver an advanced omnichannel shopping experience to its customers.


Atlas Footwear is using the mobile app platform by Shopgate to create custom-fitted orthotics and shoes for consumers, allowing customers to take photos and record video that are then sent with the shoe order and made in the factory to fit each customer exactly.

Press Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee café in Phoenix, has implemented the SpeedETab mobile ordering and payment solution by Epson America Inc., a leading supplier of point-of-sale solutions, at its seven locations in the greater Phoenix area.


Richard Johnson and Charlie Koniver, power players in the retail real estate industry, have joined forces to launch Odyssey Retail Advisors LLC, serving an expanding roster of luxury and lifestyle tenants and developer/landlord clientele.


SoulCycle, a leading indoor cycling brand, has selected the Unified Commerce platform by enVista, a global software solutions and consulting services, to support rapid growth and customer satisfaction through omnichannel solutions.


To remove any barriers to online ordering by ensuring a perfect fit, Nike has launched Nike Fit, giving consumers the ability to scan their feet to determine their shoe size down to the millimeter.