Monday, April 29, 2013

Retail Reads to Start Your Week

  • U.S. retail and consumer M&A activity surges in first quarter of 2013 (PwC)
  • The future of the personalized shopping experience (FastCo)
  • Malls, shopping centers getting new life as residential and retail projects (Washington Post)
  • Amazon's success formula: move bits instead of boxes (Reuters)
  • 75% of mobile conversions stem from tablets (Internet Retailer) and The growing role of tablets in mobile commerce (MediaPost)
  • Millennials less likely to change spending habits because of economy (Retail's BIG Blog)
  • Why Consumer-Facing E-Commerce Is Broken (Business Insider)
  • Why The Future Is Murky For Old-Line Retailers J.C. Penney, Sears (Forbes)
  • Big-box stores add financial services to inventory (Seattle Times)
  • Retailer Expansion Slows as Focus Switches to Multichannel Integration (Accenture)
  • The Frontier Of Online Retail Is Curation (PSFK)
  • How Pretty Pictures Are Conquering Online Shopping (Wired) and And Now Comes The Rise Of P-Commerce (Mashable)
  • Web retailers try to regain edge with same-day delivery (NY Post)
  • What U.S. E-Commerce Can Learn from Its Global Copycats (HBR)
  • Nearly 40% of US mobile phone owners will become mobile phone shoppers by 2017 (Forrester)
  • How Mobile is Changing the In-Store Shopping Experience (PC Mag)
  • rue21 Seen as next M&A target in new retail LBO boom (Bloomberg)
  • Internet Sales Tax Coming Too Late for Some Stores (NY Times) and Tax-free digital content’s days may be numbered as well (MarketWatch)

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