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To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service
To survive the apocalypse, retailers must think of retail as a service
The rise of e-commerce and increased competition over the last five to seven years has fundamentally changed the way the retail industry works. Companies can no longer afford to be so far removed from the customer as they were in the pre-internet age, ...
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
Study: Growth of shopping apps second only to gaming
About 26 percent of mobile smartphone users worldwide have downloaded shopping apps, with downloads of such apps increasing by 76 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to data from mobile analytics company StartApp that was shared exclusively with Retai...
Lobbying heavyweights prepare for war over debit card swipe fees
Lobbying heavyweights prepare for war over debit card swipe fees
Groups representing the retail and banking industries are ramping up their lobbying efforts to do battle over limitations on debit card swipe fees contained in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
Mall landlords roll the dice with tech investments
Mall landlords roll the dice with tech investments
Mall landlords are investing millions of dollars in technology to help protect them from the changes buffeting the retail sector as Internet shopping gains a stronger foothold. Some of the investments aren't faring so well.