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NRF 2017: Is Virtual Really The New Reality?
By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas typically serves as a precursor to the consumerist technologies that will filter into enterprise retail — and therefore be on full display at the NRF BIG Show — by the following year.  So it goes that the virtual and augmented reality demonstrations that stole the show at CES 2016 last January were spiffed up with an enterprise twist and littered throughout the Javits Center at the NRF event last week.

Industry Insights
Nordstrom Names New Chief Innovation Officer

Nordstrom Rack President Geevy Thomas will fill the newly created role.

E-Commerce In 2017: The Maturation Of Omni-Channel

Despite inventory visibility and customer experience management falling into place, merchants face legacy challenges to true omni-channel.

Walmart CIO Set To Exit Company In February

Karenann Terrell has announced that she will be leaving her post.

SMR Strategies For Digital Transformation

Small to midsize retailers (SMRs) have an advantage — size — and agility and nimbleness to consistently meet consumer needs. Or do they? This report describes some of the common capabilities that retailers possess in order to create and capitalize on agility to outperform the competitive field. This year we ask several IDC Retail Insights experts what they recommend small to midsize retailers do in several key functional competency areas.

From Innovative Retail Technologies Magazine
Magic Mirror, On The Wall
By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor

Learn why the fitting room might become the epicenter of customer engagement in apparel retailing.


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