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In-Store Media, Tech

5 in-store technologies that will save the American mall

December 13, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

It’s an understatement to say that American malls are having a hard time. In the next five years, 20-25% of American malls are set to close, according to Credit Suisse. Why have Americans deserted the nation’s most iconic retail fixtures? […]


Others, Tech

Mall of America’s New Retail Chatbot Helps Holiday Shoppers

December 13, 2017

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Mall of America has announced a unique location-based artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot program to engage with consumers and provide faster customer service to busy shoppers this holiday season. The chatbot will live on Mall of America’s website, mobile app, and […]


Suppliers

Next Gen Supply Chain: Blockchain and Supply Chain Innovation

December 12, 2017

Via: SCMR Editorial

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, has become well known among some circles because of its relationship to bitcoin. Conceived as a way to record transactions among those involved in a transaction without the use of financial institutions, blockchain’s secure technology […]


Retail Trends

Amazon has more private labels than previously thought

December 12, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has done especially well with its private label consumer goods, notably batteries and baby wipes, but its apparel offerings are gaining traction with consumers, in a challenge to legacy players like Adidas, Nike, and Calvin Klein, according to the […]


Retail Trends

Retail jobs climb amid ‘one of the strongest gains all year’

December 11, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers’ holiday hiring may be helping boost November’s numbers. The annual hiring of temporary holiday workers is on track to reach the high end of the NRF’s forecast of between 500,000 and 550,000 positions, the organization said in a press […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

Walmart, Target and others begin final online holiday push

December 11, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Walmart’s latest salvo in the holiday sales wars represents both its efforts to become a more aggressive player online as well as recent moves to nudge online customers to its stores. It comes amid a holiday period buoyed so far […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart changing its name to reflect its new focus

December 6, 2017

Via: Chain Store Age

Walmart is ending a 48-year habit by removing word “stores” out of its legal name. The discounter on Wednesday announced that it is changing its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores to Walmart Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2018. The move reflects […]


E-payment & Data Security, Retail Trends, Tech

Online holiday sales take a big but fleeting dip

December 6, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

This past weekend’s online sales numbers paled in comparison to the weekend before, when Verizon found e-commerce traffic surged 24% on the Saturday after Black Friday, compared to the same day in 2016, and jumped 29% on that Sunday (Nov. […]


Retail Trends

Get Your Store Ready for the Holidays: 40+ Apps, Ideas, and Examples

December 5, 2017

Via: Shopify Blog

However you define “holiday”, you can’t ignore that there’s a certain buzz in the air. The season is upon us. Oh sorry, did you think you were going to get a rest after Black Friday Cyber Monday? As store owners, […]


Retail Types, Stores

Deal of the Year: Amazon buys Whole Foods

December 4, 2017

Via: Retail Dive

Last year in March, Amazon unveiled its first physical bookstore. Now there are 13, and three more are slated for 2018. In May, the company launched its first grocery pick up location. Now there are two. In August, the e-commerce […]