Brand expert and author Denise Lee Yohn compares REI's decision to remain closed on Black Friday with the plans of big-box retailers. She explains who is building brand, and why others may be destroying it.
The ways in which people are shopping for Thanksgiving is changing. Consumers are now opting for convenient grocery delivery services like Peapod rather than traveling to crowded stores. Eric Shea (right), partner at Kurt Salmon Digital, shares how grocery stores can remain competitive during the Thanksgiving shopping rush with three key technologies. Read full Industry Voices
Mobile visual search capabilities have been cropping up in retailers' apps with regularity—Neiman Marcus expanded their mobile search feature just last week—for good reason: the feature will likely play a big role this coming holiday as shoppers turn to smartphones in droves.
Basically visual search utilizes one of the most popular features of a smartphone, the camera, and lets shoppers take a picture of something they like, find the exact item or a similar product, and then buy it. Read full feature
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