Retail Geography Offers Smart Roadmap

Retail geography is the study of where to locate retail stores in an urban setting according to where consumers are located, how the streetscape physically unfolds around them and what the demographics of the area suggest people might purchase. The subject has been a component of evolving urban landscapes since there have been evolving urban landscapes, […]

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Cognitive Computing Takes Centre Stage in Retail Landscape

Everyone knows that the most successful path for a retail future is one that’s littered with computational analytics. In a new study from the IBM Institute of Business Value, retail executives demonstrated their appreciation for the value of so-called “cognitive computing.” Indeed, an extraordinary 94% of those surveyed said they have plans to invest in […]

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Peddling Pot

On December 13, a task force appointed by the Canadian government to study the legalization of marijuana announced a first draft of its efforts with an 80-recommendation report on how the country might approach managing the particulars of this fuggy territory.   Prominent among them? The task force’s suggestion that the professional production techniques developed under […]

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Poised-to-Spring Retail Trends for 2017

Given the time of year, it’s not surprising the number of lists making the rounds right now predicting the future for the retail scene. Read them, and know there’s no shortage of potential for future-looking retail merchandisers. Here’s a summary of some of the best: Men will bump up their role in the shopping drama. […]

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