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Walmart has something Amazon doesn’t to safeguard against holiday shipping delays: a network of brick-and-mortar stores that will serve as last-mile fulfillment centres

Walmart’s physical retail stores could give it a key advantage over Amazon during the holiday shopping rush. With industry experts expecting massive shipping delays thanks to a spike in online shopping amid the pandemic, both Amazon and Walmart are urging in-person order pick-ups. While Amazon has some brick-and-mortar stores plus […]
Walmart has something Amazon doesn’t to safeguard against holiday shipping delays: a network of brick-and-mortar stores that will serve as last-mile fulfillment centres
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I shopped at Forum, a ‘smart’ store that tracks customers’ every move, and I’m convinced the technology it uses will transform retail

As online shopping and Instagram continue to transform the way Americans shop, the role of physical retail spaces is changing. B8ta, an experiential retail platform that previously focused on electronics, opened its first apparel and lifestyle “smart” store, Forum, in Los Angeles. I visited Forum and saw how its display […]
I shopped at Forum, a ‘smart’ store that tracks customers’ every move, and I’m convinced the technology it uses will transform retail
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7 things Walmart still does better than Amazon

Amazon has given countless brick-and-mortar retailers a run for their money since it burst onto the scene in the early 1990s. Walmart is one retailer that has proven to be big competition for Amazon. Retail experts say that Walmart continues to do certain things better than Amazon. Price, return policy, […]
7 things Walmart still does better than Amazon
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20 years from now, retail stores will have ‘cold zones’ to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognise customers as they walk in

A new report from Euromonitor International predicted all the ways shopping at a store will be different in 2040. Stores will use technology to recognise customers as they walk in and offer them tailored virtual assistance. Stores will also offer “cold zones” to test winter jackets and other innovations to […]
20 years from now, retail stores will have ‘cold zones’ to put winter jackets to the test and facial scanners that recognise customers as they walk in
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Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future

New technology is increasingly being infused into stores, and the results are finally starting to show. Tech-forward companies like Amazon and Nike are completely changing the idea of what it means to have a physical store. Nike’s Live concept store, which chooses items to stock by analysing customer data, and […]
Amazon and Nike are charting a course for the store of the future
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Amazon is opening a new store that sells only its best products

Amazon is opening a new store concept called Amazon 4-Star on Thursday, the company announced in a blog post. The store is in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood, a hotbed of shopping. The store will feature only items that customers have rated four stars and above, as well as products that the […]
Amazon is opening a new store that sells only its best products