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Could China’s Alibaba Become the Next Competitor…or Partner?

E-commerce continues to drive changes across all retail segments, and you don’t have to be an industry expert to know that Amazon is the major player in the U.S. e-commerce industry, but with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s IPO and growth plans ... Read More »

Home Depot One of First Retailers to Sell 3-D Printers

Home Depot announced that it will start selling 3-D printers. According to the company, it will be selling devices from MakerBot, a 3-D printer maker in 12 locations including California, Illinois and New York as part of a pilot project. “It’s ... Read More »

Mobile Retail Apps Continue to Be Popular Across Generations

CFI Group has published its Retail Satisfaction Barometer, which reveals consumer expectations during the shopping process, specifically noting the popularity of mobile technology. The report uncovered that the use of mobile applications for shopping purposes doubled in the past year, ... Read More »

House-Hasson Hardware June Dealer Market to Unveil Technology Advancements

At House-Hasson Hardware’s June dealer market, the company will explore the company’s present – and future – technological advancements to help them be more profitable and efficient. These include e-mail via the “cloud”; virtualized computer systems, “Go Green” paperless warehouse operations; ... Read More »

Technology Bridges Gap Between Online and Physical Stores

As consumers have become increasingly reliant on mobile devices, consulting apps, websites and online reviews to help dictate purchase decisions, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers once seemed bleak. But, just as consumers tend to move through ebbs and flows that ... Read More »

Say Goodbye to Credit Card Swipes and Signatures

Starting October 2015, MasterCard and Visa will usher in a major change in the U.S. credit card industry.  Credit cards will have microchips in them.  Consumers will use PIN numbers instead of signing credit card receipts.  And consumers will insert ... Read More »

Benjamin Moore Tries Unique Promotional Tactic

Benjamin Moore launched a new mobile, puzzle game, Bendoku in an effort to gain more attention toward its  three signature color collections: Color Preview, Affinity and Williamsburg and attract its growing number of mobile customers. Bendoku challenges users ability to distinguish ... Read More »

Making Shopping a More Personal Experience

A new “Truth About Shopping” study explores global consumer attitudes and behavior related to all areas of shopping today, including online, mobile and in-store purchasing, views about data and privacy, and preferences about the shopping environment and experience. Conducted by ... Read More »