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Saturday, March 25, 2017 Vol. 80 No. 11


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01 |Digital Edition
02 |Front Lines
03 |The Goods
04 |The Goods Submissions


05 |Classifieds
06 |Request Product Info
07 |Article Archive
08 |BuZZ!
09 |Facebook© - Buzz Cuts
10 |Wells on Twitter
11 |Store Layout
12 |Digital Catalogs
13 |Trade Show Calendar
14 |Hard Goods Distributors
15 |Media Kit 2017
16 |Subscriptions


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Consumer Buzz
An Ultra-Personalized Customer Experience | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Three-quarters of retailers plan to ID customers in the store by their smartphones via WiFi by the end of 2019.

Charge! | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Americans are now $1 trillion in credit card debt, according to CreditCards.com.

Flying Warehouses | Ann-Marie Vazzano
The future of retail is getting weirder.

Forever Indebted? | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Americans are becoming more optimistic about paying off their debt during their lifetimes, according to a recent CreditCards.com survey.

Game Day Spending Down | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Consumers spent an estimated $14.1 billion on the Super Bowl, according to NRF’s annual Super Bowl Spending Survey.

Indoor Gardening | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Consumer Reports recently reported on the top home improvement trends for 2017. One trend is a focus on healthy living.

Print Isn’t Dead | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to a Nielsen Scarborough study, 81% of newspaper readers read actual printed papers, with about half reading only print.

Retailers Ready for Robots | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Human-shaped robots that can interpret shoppers’ facial expressions and answer their questions by gathering information from the cloud could eventually make their way into American stores.

Shop Without Shopping | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Here’s a surefire way to avoid impulse buys: a robotic shopping cart that guides shoppers to the specific items on their lists.

The Future of Customer Service | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Calling a customer service line could become less frustrating, thanks to artificial intelligence.

The Rise of Mobile Wallets | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to a recent survey from mobile engagement platform Urban Airship, more than 50% of consumers would like to use their mobile devices for things like loyalty cards and coupons.

The Wage Age Divide | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Millennials today make less money and have only half the net wealth their parents had at a similar age.

Will Consumers Embrace Misfits? | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Grocery chain Hy-Vee is banking on customers embracing “ugly” produce.

Young Shoppers Prefer Physical Stores | Ann-Marie Vazzano
Despite never knowing a world without the Internet, Generation Z consumers actually prefer shopping in-store versus online.




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