Tag: retail


Virtual Reality Will Have Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever

Virtual Reality Will Have Its Biggest Holiday Season Ever

You’d better watch out: virtual reality and its close cousin, augmented reality, will have a big impact on the holiday season this year. From in-store apps to augmented holiday sweaters, I’m keeping a list of what’s naughty and nice with digital reality. Here’s what to expect for the 2017 holiday season. Preparing retail staff If you fear the out-of-control Black Friday shoppers, imagine the stress...

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Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Here’s a Retail Job That’s Still in High Demand: Data Scientist

Despite an onslaught of bankruptcies, store closures and layoffs, there’s one retail job that’s still in hot demand: data scientists. The battle against e-commerce is putting new pressure on brick-and-mortar retailers to fix up stores and deliver a more pleasant experience for shoppers. And that means studying data — lots and lots of data. Department-store chains and other businesses have tons of information that they...

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Brick and Mortar Retail Is About to Get a Technology Makeover

Brick and Mortar Retail Is About to Get a Technology Makeover

In a week that saw over a thousand U.S. retail stores shuttered, many analysts are quick to lament the end of days for brick-and-mortar shopping. But just as the e-commerce technology of the past 20 years changed how consumers searched, discovered, and shopped, new innovations may reinvent the physical store and leap-frog the online experience of today. As Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods highlights,...

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