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Retail tech spending will grow 3.6% globally in 2019, predicts Gartner

Global spending on technology in the retail sector is set to grow by 3.6% in 2019, according to predictions by Gartner analysts Retailers’ investment in technology will grow by 3.6% globally next year as customer expectations put pressure on them to perform. Gartner analysts predict that retail spending will hit…

4 Ways Retailers Can Leverage Social Commerce In-Store

More than 12,000 retail stores are expected to close in 2018, up from around 9,000 in 2017, according to commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. While physical retail is absolutely undergoing a seismic transformation, it’s not necessarily the apocalypse that headlines have made it out to be. In fact, a slew of…

A Balancing Act: Why Technology Isn’t the Only Key to Retail Success

We’re all guilty of yelling at Alexa or Siri. From sharp commands to making our virtual assistant the brunt of our jokes, niceties fall by the wayside when we interact with technology. Why? Because giving technology a human name doesn’t make it human. It still lacks the ability to feel…

Millennials DO Shop in Stores

Some in the retail industry believe that millennials have contributed to the decline of brick-and-mortar stores. These young digital natives are constantly tethered to devices and buy products online at the expense of physical stores, or so goes popular belief. That’s a myth, according to our recent survey of more than…

More Retailers Offering Customer Loyalty Programs Across Channels

A key trend to emerge from Total Retail's second annual Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers report was that retailers are allowing their customers to access, earn and redeem their loyalty points across the different channels in which the retailers operate (e.g., online, store, mobile, app, etc.). Of the 100 retailers analyzed for the…

How Connected Technology Breathes Life Into Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Want to combine online shopping with a real-time shopping experience? See how these brick-and-mortar stores are revolutionizing customer experience with new connected technology. There are some things we love about brick-and-mortar retail outlets that online retail cannot beat. The ability of our senses to make decisions and touch, smell, and…

The Future of Retail: Hyperpersonalization Via Localization

Technology has always given retail businesses an edge. Digital tools and innovative technologies have been driving business in the retail sector for decades, from point-of-purchase software and inventory systems to digitized product catalogs and robust e-commerce websites. By adopting cutting-edge technologies, retailers today are making their supply chains more efficient,…

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