Top Headlines from NRF: New Tech, Reports and More

By Christina Volpe | January 14, 2009

One of the retail industry's largest IT trade shows, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2009 is primetime for retail technology vendors to release new products and announce customer implementations. For those industry executives not in attendance at this year's show in New York City, Hospitality Technology offer this roundup of some of the top news stories you missed from the show floor.

Industry news
Subway to Implement Restaurant POS across 30,000 Global Locations 
After evaluating over 25 POS vendors, SUBWAY announces that it has selected Torex's Quick Service Restaurant POS solution to be installed in over 30,000 of its restaurants in 87 countries.
 
Survey Reveals Consumers Seek More Self-Service Options
Findings released by a recent survey show that 72 percent of shoppers are more likely to shop with a retailer that gives them the flexibility to interact easily via online, mobile and kiosk self-service channels versus a retailer that does not.
 
NRF Announces Best Practices for PCI Compliance
The National Retail Federation, in association with PCI Knowledge Base, releases the first installment of its PCI best practices based on 300+ hours of anonymous interviews with key retail executives.
 
Tech innovations
Merchant Warehouse, pcAmerica Partner to Offer Secure POS Systems
The recent partnership between Merchant Warehouse and pcAmerica Partnership is expected to help restaurants reduce the possibility of cardholder data loss in the event of a network security breach.
 
Configuresoft Releases Free Utility to Help Ensure PCI DSS Standard v1.2 Compliance
Configuresoft's Compliance Checker is a downloadable utility that delivers immediate assessment against PCI DSS v1.2 as defined by PCI Security Standards Council.
 
DT Research Unveils Handheld POS Devices
DT Research's WebDT 400 series is a new line of mobile POS devices that are designed for use in multiple areas, including tableside ordering and payment applications.
 
Zebra Technologies Launches New Off-the-Shelf Kiosk Enclosure
Zebra Technologies' introduces its new off-the-shelf kiosk enclosure that can be rapidly deployed to support a wide range of self-service applications.
 
Torex Introduces New Customer Engagement and Loyalty System
Torex Loyalty is an engagement and loyalty solution that allows retailers to create personalized offers for customers to be sent via text message, Bluetooth and email.
 
Held January 11-14 at the Jacob K. Javitz Center in New York City, the exposition and conference had more than 500 exhibiting companies. For complete NRF show headlines, visit htmagazine.com.

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