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England, UK: Costcutter to Introduce Digital Window Displays

New digital window displays are due to be rolled out across Costcutter stores after a pilot programme in Yorkshire proved successful. The displays, four 42” liquid emitting diode screens, will be located in shop windows, and will also be directly connected to the point of sale console in each store. 


UAE: Zoom to Introduce Loyalty Programme

The convenience operator of the Dubai metro rail network, Zoom, has said that it will soon offer a rewards programme as a way of drawing in customers and encouraging the public to use the rail network. The retailer says that it will offer customers the opportunity to redeem points spent on purchases on other buys, and will be offering one winner the chance to ride the rail system for a year for free. 


USA: NATSO Rejects Swipe Fee Settlement

The representative body of truckstop and travel plaza owners nationwide, NATSO, has said that it has rejected a settlement proposed by card companies Visa and MasterCard after they tabled an offer to end the case, in which the association accuses them of collusion. Visa and MasterCard, two of the country’s largest card companies, are conspiring to force up swipe fees, says NATSO. 

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