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Retailers leveraging smartphones to deliver hyper-local in-store advertising - Mobile Commerce Daily - Advertising

Retailers leveraging smartphones to deliver hyper-local in-store advertising - Mobile Commerce Daily - Advertising | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
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Samsung Opening Mini "Experience" Shops Inside Best Buy

Samsung Opening Mini "Experience" Shops Inside Best Buy | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it

Apple has 400 stores of its own and partnerships with Best Buy, Walmart and Target to showcase its products, but its sales secret is out. One of its main competitors in the smartphone marketplace, Samsung, took a page from its playbook and announced Thursday that it will open mini-stores in 1,400 Best Buys nationwide by the end of June, according to the New York Times.

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Tensator Virtual Assistant blends man and machine (Video)

Tensator Virtual Assistant blends man and machine (Video) | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
In an age where consumers prefer to interact with technology, contact with an actual human being is becoming an antiquated — and often avoided — concept.
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Nordstrom woos young women with lower prices

Nordstrom woos young women with lower prices | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Seattle-based Nordstrom has revamped its “Savvy” clothing department to attract trendy young women on tight budgets.
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China's e-tail revolution | McKinsey & Company

China's e-tail revolution | McKinsey & Company | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Time to Look East : A comprehensive view of China's E-Commerce industry, opps or should i say E-Tailing

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Infographic: How the rise of mobile shopping has changed consumer habits - Retail Week

Infographic: How the rise of mobile shopping has changed consumer habits - Retail Week | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Infographic: How the rise of mobile shopping has changed consumer habits
Retail Week
Infographic: How the rise of mobile shopping has changed consumer habits. 7 March, 2013.

Via Joe Skorupa
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Tesco attempts to tackle Amazon with new online entertainment venture

Tesco attempts to tackle Amazon with new online entertainment venture | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
The European retail giant Tesco is gearing up for a head-to-head services battle against Amazon. According to an article on
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Macy's Wins with Omni-channel Fulfillment - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives

Macy's Wins with Omni-channel Fulfillment - Logistics Viewpoints: A Blog for Logistics, Supply Chain, and 3PL Executives | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it

Omni-channel offers “enormous opportunities,” which Macy’s has only begun to tap. The retailer has put significant resources into figuring out “how to best optimize the use of warehouses and our stores in an ever changing fulfillment environment.”

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Digital Signage in Food Services | Point of Sale News | News For Point of Sale Niches

Digital Signage in Food Services | Point of Sale News | News For Point of Sale Niches | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Alex Mehler brings info from Lyle Bunn's guide to implementing digital signage in a restaurant setting. LInk to full article included.
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Points of high traffic. Think points of purchase, points of transit, points of waiting and points of gathering. Basically, anywhere customers would naturally be gathering or passing through.

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Video : Inside Hointer’s pilot shop in the U-District. Customers can scan QR codes on jeans they like and robots will send their specific size to a designated dressing room.

Video : Inside Hointer’s pilot shop in the U-District. Customers can scan QR codes on jeans they like and robots will send their specific size to a designated dressing room. | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
By the look on his face and sound of his voice, you'd never guess that Dave Cotter just spent the last 45 minutes trying to find the perfect pair of pants.

There's a reason why he's happy.
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Bra-Selling Web Site Uses Algorithm to Determine Fit

Bra-Selling Web Site Uses Algorithm to Determine Fit | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
After a frustrating two-and-a-half-hour fitting room ordeal, Michelle Lam helped launch a company to match women with bras online.
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Global retailers like Walmart & Tesco can open warehouses in states opposing FDI

Global retailers like Walmart & Tesco can open warehouses in states opposing FDI | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: Global retailers like Walmart and Tesco can set up warehouses, cold storages and source products from SMEs in states which have not permitted FDI in the multi-brand retail sector, a...
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DFS Galleria Improves Customer Satisfaction with BYOD | Retail Best Practices | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives

DFS Galleria Improves Customer Satisfaction with BYOD | Retail Best Practices | RIS News: Business/Technology Insights for Retail, Supermarket Executives | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
DFS Galleria, an airport luxury retailer, has turned to AirWatch to provide all-include mobile devices and an application management solution to its more then 7,000 employees.
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CVS iPad app offers a virtual shopping experience

CVS iPad app offers a virtual shopping experience | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
The new virtual storefront app caters to the tablet-using shopper and capitalizes on the popularity of mobile retail.
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Which Retailers Deliver The Best Mobile Shopping Experience? [Infographic]

Which Retailers Deliver The Best Mobile Shopping Experience? [Infographic] | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Retailers are focusing their attention on mobile strategies to improve the customer experience.
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Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales to Hit $370 Billion by 2017

Forrester: U.S. Online Retail Sales to Hit $370 Billion by 2017 | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Ecommerce, which generated $231 billion in sales for U.S. retailers last year, is expected to increase 13% to $262 billion this year.
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ShopCube gamifies the online retail experience

ShopCube gamifies the online retail experience | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
The e-commerce platform attempts to create a new category of online retail that caters to the casual gamer.
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A look at the new security guidelines for Mobile POS [infographic]

A look at the new security guidelines for Mobile POS [infographic] | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Mobile payments has grown to be a very hot topic with a long list of players. You’ve got the big card brands, like MasterCard with their new MasterPass, the not-so-small startup Square, all t...
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Coinstar counting on growth of automated retail

Coinstar counting on growth of automated retail | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
The company's kiosk lineup focuses on a new ways to automate the buying process.
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Automated retail exhibits strong viability because it "gives retailers, who are operating on razor-thin margins, an opportunity to take underutilized space in the store,"

The so-called "sweet spot" that Coinstar is targeting with its focus on six specific consumer sectors for automation: money, entertainment, electronics, health, beauty, and food and beverage. That sweet spot amounts to roughly $16 billion in expected revenue out of an overall addressable market of $85 billion,

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Britain looks to echo US 'shop small' campaign - Telegraph

Britain looks to echo US 'shop small' campaign - Telegraph | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Labour’s shadow business secretary goes on fact-finding mission to the United States as part of campaign to launch “Small Business Saturday” in the UK.
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This Is the Future of Shopping

This Is the Future of Shopping | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Primesense and Shopperperception are ready to change how retailer watch us shop.
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When you go to the store, how often do you pick things up off the shelf, examine them and then put them back? Some items make it into the cart, others do not.

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Placed study reveals how Amazon is impacting brick-and-mortar retailers

Placed study reveals how Amazon is impacting brick-and-mortar retailers | Retail Fanatic | Scoop.it
Online shopping has brought upon a new phenomenon called showrooming, a term describing the act of browsing brick-and-mortar stores and then later make the purchase it online often at a cheaper price.
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