Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Big Mid-Week Reading List

  • Mobile is both curse and cure for retailers at risk from showroomers (TNS)
  • Outlet Mall With Fashion Ambition Rises Near Chicago (NY Times)
  • The Impact of Income on Convenience Store Shopping (CStoreNews)
  • The Entertaining And Cringe-Inducing Ways Urban Outfitters Describes Its Customers To Wall Street (BuzzFeed)
  • One-third of retailers see more than 20% of traffic coming from mobile (Mobile Commerce Daily)
  • Content is the new retail store (USA Today)
  • Gap to Use Multi-Brand Platform to Increase U.S. Market Share (NREI)
  • Smartphones, Tablets Drive Faster Growth in Ecommerce Sales (eMarketer)
  • Specialty retailers are beating department stores in the underwars (Crain's NY)
  • Mobile moms browse, buy on own schedule (Chain Store Age)
  • The Mom & Pop Internet Sales Tax (WSJ) and A New Tax That Could Send Shoppers Back to the Mall (The Fiscal Times) and Online Retailers Take Opposite Sides On Sales Tax Bill (NPR)
  • A Rise in Wealth for the Wealthy; Declines for the Lower 93% (Pew Research Center)
  • More Shoppers Share Bad Customer Service Experiences Than Good (POPAI)
  • Shopping Within Images On Twitter And Facebook (PSFK)
  • Wal-Mart Vs. Amazon: World's Biggest E-Commerce Battle Could Boil Down To Vegetables (Forbes)
  • Most Affluent Will Maintain Spending Despite Higher Income Taxes (American Affluence Research Center)
  • How eBay Is Blurring Online, Offline Shopping (WSJ)
  • Infographic: Men More Likely Than Women to Use Mobile Shopping Technology (Adweek)
  • From moments to journeys: A paradigm shift in customer experience excellence (McKinsey)
  • Flagship Stores and E-Commerce: Recipe for Retail Success in China (Nasdaq)


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