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Podcast: How Mastercard Caters To Retail's Phygital New World

In this episode, Mastercard EVP of North America Marketing & Communications, Cheryl Guerin, explains the key components of a hybrid digital-physical retail experience, as well as why Mastercard is dropping the name from its logo to let the symbol speak for itself

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Coinstar And Coinme Bring Bitcoin To Grocery Store Shoppers

A new partnership between Coinstar and Coinme allows grocery shoppers at Safeway and Albertsons to exchange cash for bitcoin through Coinstar kiosks, increasing accessibility to the crypto economy while driving foot traffic to stores

Food & Beverage How Alibaba Leads With Innovation In Transaction & Payment Technology

China's retail giant Alibaba is at the global forefront of new payment technology, harnessing facial recognition, mobile apps and more to merge the digital and physical for next-gen seamless transactions

Retail Blockchain-Based Network Lets Members Transact With Trusted Peers

Credo360 is a peer-to-peer network built on social credibility, letting members transact with trusted strangers based on the reputation of their digital identity

Automotive China's Top Ride-Hailing App Moves Into Financial Services

In addition to providing transport, Didi will also be offering users car loans and affordable personal insurance

Transactions & Payments JPMorgan Chase Reveals Where And How Consumers Shop Online

The JPMorgan Chase Institute released a report that details where and how consumers are spending their money, highlighting key takeaways for local businesses in an age of ecommerce

Loyalty & Membership Interview: How 167-Year-Old Money Exchange Western Union Keeps Evolving For New Generations

PSFK speaks to Mike Hafer, SVP, Marketing and Field Execution, North America for Western Union about how his company is building a future-proof, multigenerational strategy

Grocery, Convenience & Supermarket 7-Eleven Brings Alipay And Wechat Digital Payment To Customers In Canada

7-Eleven is the first convenience store in North America to accept the popular mobile payment apps, initially targeting Chinese tourists and hoping to attract Canadian customers

Shopper Education & Assistance Overstock Sells Ecommerce Business To Focus On Blockchain Investment

The company's founder intends to sell the entire retail business and focus on investments in blockchain technology and startups

Health UnitedHealth Online Program Lets Members Keep Apple Watch In Exchange For Steps

UnitedHealthcare is encouraging its customers to maintain healthy lifestyles by letting them "walk off" the cost of an Apple Watch in a digital fitness program, marrying wellness with increasing the accessibility of luxury tech

Banks, Insurance & Financial Services Bill Payers Can Earn Rewards And Cash On Mobile Payment Platform

Paytm lets customers exchange funds with friends Venmo-style, pay bills including taxes, utilities and credit cards, and even earn points redeemable for cash or credit with a variety of services and retailers

Brand Activation & Immersion How TurboTax Is Rebranding To Meet The Demands Of Millennials—While Keeping Existing Customers Happy

Taking millennial consumer trends and needs into account, personal finance platform TurboTax has revamped the brand’s design and expanded its service offerings

Fashion & Apparel Fashion E-tailer's Pop-Up Lets Shoppers Pay Via Installments

An installment payment service will be available at the REVOLVE pop-up shop this week in NYC, allowing shoppers to pay for products bought at the store in four bi-weekly parts in an effort to make in-store shopping as convenient as online

Packaging & Product Engagement Volvo Subscription Plan Offers Drivers An Alternative To Buying Or Leasing

The Swedish automaker's S60 Sedan will be available under its subscription plan, Care by Volvo, aiming to increase value to customers by providing them with a vehicle as well as continuous support and service for a monthly fee