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What's going on in Retail?

Alibaba showcases vision of ‘retail store of the future’

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba shows off a new, IoT-enabled furniture store in Hangzhou and announces a new $15 billion R&D program.

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DSW's Store of the Future Aims to be the Definition of Omnichannel

DSW Inc. is marching its way into the future with new store designs, fulfillment plans, in-store tech and a new loyalty program, all aimed at helping it achieve the definition of omnichannel.

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 How in-store social sharing can bring a little spark back to retail 

Whether it's designated photo-taking spots, featured attractions or creative hashtags, brands thrive when they merge mobile and physical experiences.

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3 Retailer Perspectives On Future Business Success: Hershey’s, Jo-Ann Stores, TechStyle

The onslaught of bankruptcies and acquisitions is motivating the smartest and most innovative retail businesses to find new ways to capture consumers’ attention, build brand loyalty and deliver on the omnichannel promise. “I look at it as a time of disruption, not the end of the world,” said Brian Kavanagh, Senior Director, Insights Driven Performance and Retail Evolution, The Hershey Company.

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Apparel retailer Forever 21 tests the beauty market with its first Riley Rose store

Teen apparel retailer Forever 21 is trying something different. The company created Riley Rose, a beauty boutique that's being rolled out at 13 of General Growth Properties' shopping centers across the U.S., to start. The first Riley Rose store opened at Los Angeles' Glendale Galleria mall earlier this week.

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