Retail Trends from 2016 Will Drive Success in 2017

| Gregg Zegras

What were some of the retail and commerce drivers from 2016 that will continue to have an impact on 2017? As you conduct your holiday season postmortem and roadmap your 2017 plans, here are a few trends to mull over while celebrating the New Year.

Holiday Season Shopping Expected to Finish with A Flourish

| Brian Kelly

This season, holiday sales are ending on a high note as consumers make a final push to stuff those stockings both online and offline. Sales across all devices are up. Discover what big retailers are doing for a final push, what items consumers are picking up this season, and where they prefer to shop.

Survey Finds Poor Online Service Impacts Store Sales

| Brian Kelly

How does your web or mobile performance affect your customer’s behavior online and offline? A recent survey commissioned by Catchpoint shares the impact that the online customer experience can have on in-store sales. Discover what’s driving your customer’s behavior and how leaner sites are better.

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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.