SPECS Preview: Technology Maintains Your Retail Operations
By Dan Berthiaume, Chain Store Age
As demonstrated by the speakers lined up for the March 11 Tech Boot Camps at this week’s SPECS conference in Dallas, technology is also a concern of operational departments such as store planning, energy management, construction management, and real estate. Read More.
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Data-Driven Retail Fuels Demand for More High-Tech Skills
By Mark Ledbetter, SAP
The changing nature of retail combined with an ever-greater reliance on data is forcing retailers to adjust their workforce and employee skill sets accordingly.
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Report: CVS tobacco decision spurs social media discussion
The Feb. 5 decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 2014 reportedly created a large volume of related discussion on social media.
Study: U.S. retailers’ online sales to hit $50 billion by 2020
International sales from U.S. online retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, which would make up 16% of the overall U.S. online retail market, according to a new report by OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Report: Responsive design is tactical approach to mobility
More than 70% of time on responsive web design (RWD) is spent on the back end in areas such as integration and infrastructure.
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