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Over the past few years, the National Retail Federation (NRF) has done something innovative with its annual Big Show technology conference. They curate the top retail stores to visit in NYC that offer experiential retail experiences. Attendees can check them out either through guided or self-guided tours. Imagine that. Experiencing actual retail stores as part...

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Buffeted by strong holiday sales and a projected 3.7 to 4.2% retail sales growth in 2018, The National Retail Federation (NRF) kicked off the year with optimism. We continue to see the importance of brick-and-mortar in a highly transformed retail business model while start-ups offering disruptive technologies are gaining the spotlight either solo or in...

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Disruption, interrupters, apocalypse – those buzzwords from 2017 are probably on the list of things you’re sick of hearing about. Now that Business Insider has reported that U.S. retail is growing $200 billion year-over-year, maybe the bad news will settle down once and for all and you can focus on a retail strategy that includes...

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A Half Year Check Up on the State of US Brick and Mortar Retail It’s been a tumultuous and eventful first half of 2017 as the retail industry continues to morph almost daily. Analysts and industry commentators are waiting to see where things fall as the dust settles after long standing retailers like Sears, Kmart,...

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Department stores have been declining for decades Can they return to relevance? The plight of department stores is representative of far-reaching changes in our society: how we communicate, shop and interact with each other as well as the businesses we patronize. It is more than online shopping competition and closing stores. How did we get...

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