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Wakefern and El Corte Ingles have adopted IBM Smarter Commerce on cloud to quickly respond to changing consumer trends, compete more effectively in local markets and extend their brand into new regions.
A new IBM study of more than 30,000 global consumers released at the 2014 National Retail Federation convention found consumers are willing to share their personal information with retailers, particularly if they get good value in exchange.
Rick L. Caruso, founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated opened the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” 2014 with the opening keynote “Reimagining Main Street – How Brick and Mortar Retail Will Thrive in the 21st Century.”
Microsoft Dynamics introduces advanced end-to-end capabilities for omni-channel retailing and supply-chain management; announces alliances with industry leaders Vantiv, Sitecore and an expanded relationship with IBM.
Sitecore, today announced at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention that it will integrate its leading customer experience platform with Microsoft Dynamics’ powerful omnichannel commerce capabilities.
Several retailers join NetSuite SuiteCommerce to run their end-to-end omnichannel business. NetSuite announced that
Ibex Outdoor Clothing, Wisteria and George’s Music among the many retailers.
Overstock.com has announced it is now accepting the controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, as a form of payment along with Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
The Barnes & Noble retail segment, which includes traditional brick-and-mortar stores and BN.com, released its 2013 holiday sales results which show a 6.6% decline compared to last year.
In an effort to save nearly $100 million annually, Macy’s has laid out a cost reduction plan which includes laying off 2,500 workers and the closing of a handful of its brick-and-mortar stores.
With six less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, 87% of shoppers said in a recent PriceGrabber survey that they will conduct most of their holiday shopping in December. Why? According to the survey, because that is when consumers believe they will find the best deals and discounts.
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