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>> Why Walmart needs China (AP)

>> The promise and growing pains of social VR (USA Today)

>> The story of Story (Retail Customer Experience)

>> Sports Authority will cost Under Armour millions (Forbes)

>> How Starbucks built, and broke, its loyalty program (PYMNTS.com)

And Finally… When "going out of business" liquidation sales aren't actually good sales (Consumerist)

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