Saturday, March 25, 2017
Vol. 80 No. 11
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An Ultra-Personalized Customer Experience
Three-quarters of retailers plan to ID customers in the store by their smartphones via WiFi by the end of 2019.
Americans are now $1 trillion in credit card debt, according to CreditCards.com.
The future of retail is getting weirder.
Americans are becoming more optimistic about paying off their debt during their lifetimes, according to a recent CreditCards.com survey.
Game Day Spending Down
Consumers spent an estimated $14.1 billion on the Super Bowl, according to NRF’s annual Super Bowl Spending Survey.
Consumer Reports recently reported on the top home improvement trends for 2017. One trend is a focus on healthy living.
Print Isn’t Dead
According to a Nielsen Scarborough study, 81% of newspaper readers read actual printed papers, with about half reading only print.
Retailers Ready for Robots
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
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
Calling a customer service line could become less frustrating, thanks to artificial intelligence.
The Rise of Mobile Wallets
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
Millennials today make less money and have only half the net wealth their parents had at a similar age.
Will Consumers Embrace Misfits?
Grocery chain Hy-Vee is banking on customers embracing “ugly” produce.
Young Shoppers Prefer Physical Stores
Despite never knowing a world without the Internet, Generation Z consumers actually prefer shopping in-store versus online.
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