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The Year Ahead in Retail: 2017 Predictions

| Guy Yehiav

It’s hard to determine what will happen in 2017 when it comes to retail, none of us have crystal ball to determine what we’ll see change or stay the same. Here are several 2017 predictions in retail and what it will mean for the industry.

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Amazon Increases Peak Season Hiring 20% from 2015

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced plans to hire more than 120,000 workers in 27 states to handle peak season demand at its 90+ distribution and fulfillment centers in the U.S., up 20% from 100,000 in 2015. This comes as major retailers and carriers are holding the line on holiday hiring.

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Target’s Head of Digital Departs Suddenly

| Mike O'Brien

Jason Goldberger, who had just been promoted to chief digital officer by Target in May, has suddenly left the company in the wake of disappointing ecommerce growth figures in recent quarters. The news is seen in the context of Target’s competition against market leader Amazon by many industry observers.

Millennials Prefer to Shop Online For Back-to-School

| Daniela Forte

Young millennials between the ages of 18-24 are choosing to shop online when it comes to back to college shopping. Their reasons range from not engaging in personal interaction and the comforts of being in their own home to do shopping. See what other preferences millennials are asking for when it comes to shopping for back-to-school this season.