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Lead Story

Cash: tomorrow's currency or yesterday's paper?

Dale S. Laszig


Industry Update

Visa says Level 4 merchants must use PCI-accredited QIRs

TransFirst finds new home: TSYS

Blackhawk, an omnichannel force in prepaid

NRF celebrates mobile, EMV milestones


Many benefits to incorporation

Selling Prepaid

NEAA delivers again in Boston

More enterprises stepping into mobile


Expanding possibilities with pocket banking

Patti Murphy
ProScribes inc.


Street SmartsSM:
Essential thoughts on 'additional' services

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

The one man show: W-2 versus 1099

John Tucker
1st Capital Loans LLC

The autobahnen, autoroutes and motorways of European payments

Christoph Tutsch
Onpex GmbH

Make 2016 the year of the profit

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

2015 Acquiring Mergers and Acquistions in Retrospet

Company Profile

Lead Tracking Systems LLC

New Products

Leave a perfect voicemail every time

Voice Mail Drop
Integrated Reporting is Simple LLC

Next-generation touch screen tablet POS

SP-2500 POS PC, EM-300 tablet
Partner Tech Corp.


Tune up your presentation


Letter From the Editors

Readers Speak

Boost Your Biz: Verbal appeal

ISO Metrics: What's up in banking and payments?

Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

February 08, 2016  •  Issue 16:02:01

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NRF celebrates mobile, EMV milestones

The National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, held Jan. 17 to 20 at New York City's Jacob Javits Convention Center, launched a new year in retail. NRF President Matthew R. Shay described the event as an opportunity to reflect on the past year, meet with partners, gather new ideas and plan for the future.

Approximately 33,000 attendees and 540 solution providers filled the Expo Hall; the industry's current and future trendsetters spent four days focusing on strategies for making retail bigger, better and bolder. Payments industry professionals featured prominently among the thought leaders, highlighting what many analysts view as the growing interconnectedness of retail and payments in the omnichannel world.

Keynote speakers included American Express Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth I. Chenault; Disney Retail and Consumer Products Executive Paul Gainer; Under Armour founder, Chairman and CEO Kevin A. Plank; and Gen. Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State.

Small business, big ideas

Large and small presentations ran continuously throughout the event, covering a range of issues, challenges and opportunities facing the dynamic retail landscape. Following are keynote session highlights:

Year of the API

In contrast to previous shows, the 2016 convention and expo seemed to have more real implementations and proven products, according to some exhibitors and attendees."It's exciting to see the maturing of omni-commerce as it enters into version 2.0," said Jimmy Frangis, Vice President and General Manager of Payments-Security and Cloud Services at NRC Corp. "Merchants once had brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce sites that were completely separate, and today they have one payments solution that is widely accessible from a variety of mobile and fixed devices."

Andy Phillips, NCR Head of Europe Corporate Communications, said, "Big companies are transforming legacy systems, using predictive services to track efficiencies of equipment in the field. The omni-commerce movement is gaining global momentum as people understand how to harness these new technologies across an enterprise."

Mark Bergner, Director of Product Strategy at Worldpay, noted prior themes in the exhibit hall: mobile payments in 2013 and Europay, MasterCard Visa (EMV) in 2014. "This year's theme is implementation and semi-integration," he said. "Using APIs we can integrate fulfillment, order management, analytics and the full scope of payment types within one simple, smart, secure end-to-end processing system."

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