Lifestyle Monitor

Technology Sizes Up Fit Solutions at Retail

Fit remains an essential component for shoppers looking to buy something new. So both online and brick and mortar retailers are looking toward high tech solutions in an effort to aid shoppers in their quest, while helping to move more product themselves and cut down on returns.

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Retailers Aim to Break Discount Dependence

Holiday 2013 proved consumers were all about the bargain, shopping heavily over Thanksgiving’s “Black Weekend,” and then holding out until the end for super discounts.  Even with a steadily improving economy, though, shoppers were reluctant to break their budgets. So how can stores woo customers… Read More

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Online Goes Offline as E-commerce Tries Storefronts

E-tailers may have saved the 2013 holiday season, with online holiday sales increasing 10.3% year over year, according to IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark report. Despite the strong growth, e-commerce remains just a small piece of the retail pie — which is prompting some online stores to jump into the old school brick and mortar arena.

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