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10% of Walmart's mobile sales come from customers standing inside a physical store

Home Depot will buy one of its best vendors, HD Supply Hardware Solutions

Hammacher Schlemmer unveils first augmented reality catalogue

Canada's Sport Chek opens a high-tech flagship in British Columbia that combines digital with personal

L.L.Bean had retail's fastest customer service call response time on Black Friday (10 seconds), Cyber Monday (6 seconds) and Cyber weekend (9 seconds)

And finally...Are you willing to pay for your meal in advance to get the restaurant reservation you want? Two more high-end food establishments join the Tock system, where customers reserve tables, pay online in full and receive non-refundable meal tickets. Story

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