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fastFT: Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day - FT.com

fastFT: Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day - FT.com | Retail | Scoop.it
Market-moving news and views, 24-hours a day, giving FT readers the edge they expect and the agenda-setting analysis they rely on
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British households plan to spend £820 on Christmas

British households plan to spend £820 on Christmas | Retail | Scoop.it
New research from YouGov suggests UK households will spend £822 on Christmas this year, an increase of £54 on last year.
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Modeling the Future of Retail

Modeling the Future of Retail | Retail | Scoop.it
Intel’s Brian David Johnson discusses the future of retail at malls and at home, with advances in online shopping, 3D printing, and holograms.
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The Big Mobile Shopping Handbook | IAB UK

The Big Mobile Shopping Handbook | IAB UK | Retail | Scoop.it
The IAB is committed to making mobile easier for brands and agencies to tap into the growing market.
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Retailers Enrich Consumer Experience With QR Codes - Sourcing Journal Online

Retailers Enrich Consumer Experience With QR Codes - Sourcing Journal Online | Retail | Scoop.it
The funky black and white squares posted in store windows may look like optical illusions to some, but are gateways to customized shopping for those who recognize a QR code....
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Smart Steps help Morrisons increase new and reactivated customers by 150% - http://dynamicinsights.telefonica.com

Smart Steps help Morrisons increase new and reactivated customers by 150% - http://dynamicinsights.telefonica.com | Retail | Scoop.it
Morrisons, one of the largest UK supermarkets, asked Smart Steps to help them find a way to increase the number of customers visiting its stores.
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With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things | Retail | Scoop.it
When iOS 7 is released next week, retailers and other large indoor spaces are going to be able to use a technology called iBeacon to send data over short distances to iPhones. Here’s how it will work.
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Ebay and Argos in retail tie-up

Ebay and Argos in retail tie-up | Retail | Scoop.it
Online retailer Ebay announces a "click-and-collect" tie-up with Argos, enabling shoppers to order online then pick up their goods from the stores.
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Can Google Glass help retailers?

Can Google Glass help retailers? | Retail | Scoop.it
It's difficult to believe that the iPad only launched three years ago. Everyone knew a naysayer: 'Why do I need it? I have a laptop, I have a mobile – the iPad is just a gimmick somewhere in between'.
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When is the perfect time to buy?

When is the perfect time to buy? | Retail | Scoop.it
A raft of new companies using big data analytics is trying to help consumers work out when to buy everything from a sofa to a plane ticket
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Getting to Know Your 2013 Holiday Customers – Think Insights – Google

Getting to Know Your 2013 Holiday Customers – Think Insights – Google | Retail | Scoop.it
We look at a survey of holiday shoppers to discover the coming season's shopping trends, and how brands can best utilize those findings.
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Variable price tags being tested on high street - Telegraph

Variable price tags being tested on high street - Telegraph | Retail | Scoop.it
B&Q is testing a high-tech pricing system which alter the cost of products according to shoppers’ profiles
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Tesco to scan customers' faces in ad-targeting scheme - Brand Republic News

Tesco is set to install hundreds of screens that will scan people‘s faces as they queue at tills, which will determine their age and gender, to deliver tailored ads. - Brand Republic
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Google, CFDA / Hangouts On Air / Contagious Magazine

Google, CFDA / Hangouts On Air / Contagious Magazine | Retail | Scoop.it
Fashion and technology merge with Google's shoppable Hangouts
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When is the perfect time to buy?

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A raft of new companies using big data analytics is trying to help consumers work out when to buy everything from a sofa to a plane ticket
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Can PayPal Crack the Design Challenge of Digital Wallets? | Wired Design | Wired.com

Can PayPal Crack the Design Challenge of Digital Wallets? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Retail | Scoop.it
In-person payments are a delicate dance, and for a digital wallet to succeed, it will have to be easier than cash and plastic without losing the basic essence of what it means to make a physical purchase.
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Google Glass real-money payments on the way | ITProPortal.com

Google Glass real-money payments on the way | ITProPortal.com | Retail | Scoop.it
Intuit is developing a version of its GoPayment app that will allow customers using Google Glass to make payments to certain businesses using a QR...
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Time is Money: Majority (84%) in 25 Countries Would Rather Search for a Good Deal than Pay More for a Quick Purchase

Time is Money: Majority (84%) in 25 Countries Would Rather Search for a Good Deal than Pay More for a Quick Purchase | Retail | Scoop.it
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Ebay-Argos scheme: 'Consumers win'

Ebay-Argos scheme: 'Consumers win' | Retail | Scoop.it
Bosses from eBay and Argos say a tie-up, which will see online merchants' goods become available to pick up from the high street chain, will benefit consumers.
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Mobile App: Turnhills Provides New Shopping Experience | Business Wire

Mobile App: Turnhills Provides New Shopping Experience | Business Wire | Retail | Scoop.it
With NYC Fashion Week coming to a close, Turnhills has officially launched its free window-shopping mobile app, which allows users to get updated stor
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Foursquare data may help predict retail locations' success

Foursquare data may help predict retail locations' success | Retail | Scoop.it
Foursquare's geo-social data could help retailers determine where they should place new stores, say members of a University of Cambridge research team.
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Target / Bullseye University / Contagious Magazine

Target / Bullseye University / Contagious Magazine | Retail | Scoop.it
Retailer builds big box dormitory for freshmen and live-streams from their rooms
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