Will Buy Now, Pay Later Services Continue To Grow? Retail Experts Weigh In

Desy Papper

The pandemic brought about an e-commerce retail boom, and with it has also come an explosion in the popularity of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services.

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Last month, Swedish fintech heavyweight Klarna cemented its position as arguably the greatest giant in the space by confirming a new equity funding of just over £453 million – giving the 16-year-old company a value of around £32.33 billion, and making

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Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition

Desy Papper

More than 35 organizations are demanding top US retailers cease using facial recognition to identify shoppers and employees in their stores, which companies have used to deter theft and identify shoplifters.

The campaign is aptly named Ban Facial Recognition in Stores, and has identified stores that have committed to not using facial recognition, like Walmart, Home Depot, and Target. It is now pressuring companies currently using the technology, or those who might use it in the future. Some companies that are currently using the technology, according to the website, include Apple, Lowe’s, Albertsons, Macy’s, and Ace Hardware.

Companies that might

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What’s Causing the Great Retail Worker Shortage?

Desy Papper

While Americans are rejoicing at the openness of everything and Gen Zers in particular relish the return of IRL shopping, retail workers are rethinking their employment in the industry, adding to a preexisting, pre-pandemic talent shortage.

The problem is a macro one — airports, for example, have found themselves in their own bind with demand for travel resurging alongside a dearth of flight staff and TSA agents, which has led to delays, canceled flights and more chaos than retail could afford to stomach.

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250 employees impacted by closing of Intermountain Healthcare retail pharmacies

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Approximately 250 employees of Intermountain Healthcare’s soon-to-be closed retail pharmacies in Utah are on the hunt for new positions. (Ladd Egan, KSL TV)

MURRAY — Approximately 250 employees of Intermountain Healthcare’s soon-to-be-closed retail pharmacies in Utah are on the hunt for new positions.

The 25 pharmacies are located throughout the state, from Logan to St. George, and are scheduled to close on various dates in August.

Intermountain Healthcare has provided a full list of the affected locations and corresponding closing dates.

“These pharmacies are different than hospital pharmacies that serve patients receiving care in a hospital,” the company’s announcement

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French retailers puzzle over how to keep non-vaccinated shoppers from stores

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A woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks with her shopping trolley in a street in Cambrai before new lockdowns imposed during a month-long on Paris and parts of the north after a faltering vaccine rollout and spread of highly contagious coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variants in France, March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/Files

PARIS, July 13 (Reuters) – French retailers were puzzled on Tuesday over how a new government proposal requiring them to block people not vaccinated against COVID-19 from shopping malls could possibly work out in practice.

Ahead of a meeting with Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday, retailers

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